As the colder weather arrives, you can best prepare by taking steps to make sure your house is ready. New window installation helps more efficiently heat your house during the colder months.
Fall is the perfect time for installing new windows in Missouri. The weather is generally free of extremes: not too hot and not too cold. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, we lose about $35 billion yearly through windows. Additionally, the DOE estimates 45 percent of our energy bills are from heating and cooling.
Spring and summer are high-demand times for window replacement, but fall can be just as ideal as earlier in the year when it comes to completing the job. Since the demand is lower, it may be easier to schedule your window installment to fit your schedule.
By replacing your windows, you may improve several factors in your home. You may possibly decrease or eliminate drafts. By creating a better balance, you may be able to reduce your heating and cooling bills as well.
New window installation may also reduce fading of fabrics, especially of furniture and rugs. Ultraviolet radiation from the sun is responsible for approximately half of all damage to fabrics. Using a low-E coated glass provides additional protection for your home furnishings.
New windows help improve safety and will conform to updated codes. For example, if you have a basement room and would like it to be considered as part of your finished square footage, an egress window must be installed. Your local municipality will have specifics for the requirements of the minimal opening.
In some areas, installing impact-resistant windows provide greater protection during storms, especially stronger ones like hurricanes and tornados. These windows are better able to withstand strong winds and flying debris.