The truth is that window replacements can pay for themselves if the homeowner selects high quality and energy-efficient windows. The savings will come from two directions. First, you’ll notice that the cool or warm air in your home stays in your home instead of escaping through the window’s cracks. Secondly, many newer window types, such as those with fiberglass or vinyl frames, don’t require costly maintenance (they don’t require repainting, for example). These combined savings can eventually help you to recoup the cost of the replacing your home’s windows.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”How Do Windows Save Energy?” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_single_image image=”2311″ img_size=”full” css=”.vc_custom_1601051973291{margin-top: 40px !important;margin-bottom: 40px !important;}”][vc_column_text]During the hotter months of the year, heat from outside can make its way into your home through the windowpanes and other poorly insulated components of the home. When you install energy-efficient windows, the insulated frames and glass with low heat transfer rates cuts down this transmission of heat. When this happens, you will use less energy to keep the interior of your home cool or warm (during the colder months). The window experts in Sacramento, CA reveal that these energy savings will vary depending on several factors, such as the cost of energy where you live and how well the rest of your home is insulated.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”How Can I Tell If My Windows Are Energy Efficient?” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_single_image image=”2721″ img_size=”large” css=”.vc_custom_1601051941026{margin-top: 40px !important;margin-bottom: 40px !important;}”][vc_column_text]You can try a few DIY steps to assess the condition of your windows and identify those that may no longer be energy-efficient.

  1. We recommend that you check for condensation on your windows. This applies if your windows have double or triple glazing. Any condensation you see may suggest that the seals on those windows have failed, so the windows can no longer do a good job of keeping your home energy-efficient.
  2. Observe your carpets and furniture and find out if any faded areas stand out. These faded areas could signify that sunlight has been streaming into the home directly onto those exposed carpets and furniture. Switching to windows with a higher capacity to filter out UV radiation will increase the energy-efficiency of the home.
  3. Do some research and find out what type of glass is appropriate for where you live. For example, people who live in warmer areas get better value by having windows with a low solar heat gain coefficient. Clarke & Rush believes in installing windows that are best suited to the climatic conditions of each area.

[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”How Much Does It Cost For Window Replacement?” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]The real benefit is not in the purchase cost of the windows, which can vary depending on brand, style, frame material, etc. The true benefit comes in the savings. There are many federal, state and local rebates that you may qualify for with your purchase. Other savings come from the improved energy-efficiency of your home once the replacement windows have been professionally installed. The best way to calculate the total savings you can make is by inviting an expert from Clarke & Rush to inspect your property and advise you on how you can maximize your savings.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”2492″ img_size=”large” onclick=”custom_link” css=”.vc_custom_1601051667648{margin-top: 40px !important;margin-bottom: 40px !important;}” link=”tel:9166092669″]