Wednesday, March 23, 2016

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4 Important Considerations when Thinking about Replacing your House Windows

1. Evaluate if it's time for replacement windows

How do you know when it is time to replace your windows?
Do your windows leak? Are there gaps between the window and sash or the sash and frame? Are they difficult to open or close? Have you noticed your energy bills going up, but not your energy rate? Do your windows feel exceptionally drafty? Is there condensation or mold between the panes of glass in your windows?If you answered yes to any of these questions, chances are you are paying far more for heating in your home than you need to. It is time to consider your energy efficient window options, like vinyl windows replacements from House Smart Home Improvements.

2. Choose the type of windows you want

Types of WindowsWindows are one part of your home that can be seen from both the inside and outside. Therefore, they should complement the exterior architecture of your home as well as your interior d├ęcor. Some choices for window varieties include: double-hung, bay, bow, sliding and casement.
Choosing replacement windows that compliment your home is a great way to improve curb appeal and possibly add value to your home.

3. Choose Energy Star Vinyl Windows

Up to 70 percent of energy is lost through windows or doors, and 90 percent of that heat escapes through glass. If you feel your monthly utility bills are too high and it’s time for replacement windows, choose Energy Star Vinyl Windows. The Energy Star label ensures that you are getting the most energy efficient windows on the market today. Replacing old windows with Energy Star qualified windows drastically lowers household energy bills. They are an excellent long-term investment in comfort and value for your family and your home. 

4) Energy Star Windows are Low-E Windows

Since heat easily passes through clear glass, one way to reduce heat loss through the glass is to coat the window with a very thin, transparent layer.  This low-emissivity coating, called Low-E, reduces the amount of radiant heat and ultraviolet rays that pass through the window, resulting in a reduction in sun damage and fading to objects, and energy economy.  This Low-E coating is usually applied on the surface of one of the panes nearest the trapped air space.
replace windows vancouver bcA window coated with Low-E has the approximately the same insulating value as an uncoated triple glazed window; Low-E improves the value from R-2 to R-3 to R-4 depending on the coating type.
Low-E coatings are available in two types: northern or hard-coat, which maximizes solar heat gains and reduces heat loss at night, or southern or soft-coat, which reduces solar heat gain and heat loss at night.  House Smart Home Improvements is professionally qualified to assess and determine which type of Low-E window is best for your home.
Low-E windows will return on their investment in a reasonably short period of time, as well as provide a reduction in energy bills for years.  There is increased personal comfort near windows, a reduction in the furniture and window treatment fading, and in mildew and deterioration of the window frame.

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House Smart Home Improvements are experienced professionals with an  A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau.
When it’s time to replace your 
windows,  doors or energy efficient furnaces, vinyl siding or Hardie siding, or to install  insulation, and other energy-efficient home upgrades,  Give us a call. 604-585-2020. Right now, save 100 per window for a limited time if you live in the lower mainland, BC Canada 

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Vancouver, Surrey, Langley, Coquitlam, Delta, Richmond, Ladner, Tsawwassen, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, New Westminster, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission, Burnaby, Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Aldergrove, and more.

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