Are you tired of your old, worn-out windows? Maybe you have cracked glass or rotting window frames? Some homeowners find that their windows need replacement after ten to fifteen years. Additionally, today’s vinyl replacement windows offer more security and energy efficiency. Drafty old windows cost homeowners considerably in cooling and heating costs. What do you need to know when it’s time to buy a new window?
What is Your Window Replacement Budget?
Most homeowners frame their window replacement needs around their budget. However, with the Canada Greener initiative, a homeowner can save up to $5,000 on their vinyl replacement windows if they meet requirements! Take an inventory of which windows need replacement. In general, you want to replace any windows that can’t lock, don’t open, are cracked, or have rotten frames. What else should you look for?
- Is your window energy efficient?
- Does too much sunlight come in?
- Do you have high cooling costs in the summer?
- Do you have draft windows during the winter?
- Does every window lock safely?
Many times homeowners save considerably by bundling several window replacements at one time. Take time to come up with a budget. This will help narrow down your choices so that you don’t go over or under budget when selecting a new window. Note that special finishes like low-E glass coatings or argon gas insulating fill may also add to the cost and help increase your home’s energy efficiency.
Types of Windows
Choose from many popular windows like casement windows, retractable window screens, and sliding doors. Knowing the type of window is important because it can determine what kind of features each model offers, plus factors such as size and frame material. Size up each window you need with your professional window installer. Increase your home value and curb appeal.
Energy Efficiency and Window Replacement
Energy-efficient windows reduce heat transportation due to glazing features, such as insulated frames and double-pane glass coupled. The panes have inert gas fills between their panes, creating an extra layer of insulation against cold air infiltration. The extra energy efficiency keeps your home cool in the summer, too.
Door & Window Systems
When looking at window replacement, don’t forget to assess all points of entry like patio doors, the front door, and sliding glass doors. Why? Many times you can save considerably on energy efficiency costs by replacing worn-out doors and sliding glass. Enjoy added security and comfort.
Finding the Right Window Replacement Company
Replacing windows and door systems requires professional experience and equipment for the best results and energy efficiency. You need a window replacement company that you can trust and that has a reliable record of excellent craftsmanship. Find the right window replacement company for your home improvements. Some questions to ask:
- How long have you installed windows and doors?
- Can you provide references?
- What styles do you have?
- Do you have Energy Star products?
- Do you have a warranty?
- How much will the installation cost?
- How much are upgrades?
- How long does installation take?
- Can you provide a quote?
- Will I be eligible for the Canada Green Homeowners Grant?
Call Comfort Windows & Doors Today
For the last 25 years, Comfort Windows & Doors has provided GTA homeowners with high-quality window and door systems. Enjoy the comfort and security of beautiful new windows and doors. Take advantage of the Canada Greener Homes Grant when you install our incredible Energy Star products. We pride ourselves on high-quality workmanship and impeccable design. Contact us today.