Posted on: 11 February 2016
Replacement windows are often mentioned when considering energy improvements for your home. It is not the only solution and may not be the best investment. In fact, many homes benefit from a combination of replacement windows and other improvements. Here are some tips to help you decide where you can benefit from replacing windows or doing other improvements to your home to reduce energy loss:
1. Deciding On Replacements Or New Window Installation
If you want to replace the windows in your home, there is the option of replacements that use the existing casing or having new windows installed. If you have wood casings that are in good shape, replacements may be the ideal solution. For old metal frames and wood windows with extensive damage, you may want to have the windows completely replaced for these improvements to your home. New windows can be made to fit standard openings and replace old windows that are removed when you have these improvements done.
2. Replacing Glass Or Installing Window Film For Improved Energy Efficiency
Replacing windows can be a costly investment and there may be windows that you do not want to replace. As an alternative, you may want to consider improvements like glass replacement, which can help give your windows the energy savings you need. Another affordable option to consider is having newer energy efficient window films added to the windows with old thin glass. Window films can be a great solution for large windows with custom glass that you do not want to have replaced.
3. Adding Interior And Exterior Window Treatments To Improve Your Home
You may also want to consider improvements to the window treatments inside and outside of your home to help reduce energy loss. The addition of thick curtains and insulated blinds can help add insulation to windows and reduce problems with drafts. For the exterior, awnings and shutters can help you save energy. Shutters also give you the added benefit of protection from storms and more security for your home. They can also be used to help control natural lighting and even have automated controls added to them.
These are some of the improvements that you may want to consider for your home to reduce energy loss with window replacements and repairs. If you need help updating the windows in your home, contact a glass repair service like K & W Glass Inc and talk with them about what can be done to your windows.Share