Over the past couple of decades, there has been a significant increase in environmental awareness. And one of the places this has been the most pronounced is with regards to energy efficiency. From solar powered houses to hybrid and electrical cars, efficiency has become king. That is why you should give heavy consideration to having an experienced Sacramento remodeling contractor replace your old, inefficient windows with new windows that can significantly improve your home’s energy usage. But how do you know if you need replacement windows, and which kind should you get?
One of the most obvious indicators of the fact that your home needs new windows is if you see fogging. You should also take a close look at your energy bill to see if it’s been on the rise. Would you believe that just switching out your old windows could result in up to a thirty percent savings on your electric bill?! Once you decide to replace your old windows, the next thing you should do is have a Sacramento remodeling contractor come out and give you a written estimate. You can choose between vinyl, wood, and fiberglass energy efficient windows, with vinyl being the most popular because of its durability. Then, you can have your contractor install these new windows, which will make your home look even better, save you on your monthly bills, AND help conserve the environment.
To hear more about how replacing your windows can equal huge energy savings, please watch the video below:
To speak with a professional Sacramento remodeling contractor who can come out to your home to give you an estimate for energy efficient windows, please contact Russ Johnson Construction here.
SACRAMENTO REMODELING CONTRACTOR VIDEO TRANSCRIPT:
TITLE: Replacing Your Windows Means Energy Savings
NARRATION: My favorite home improvement projects revolve around energy efficiency, and window replacement is a great example. If you replace your window, you could save as much as thirty percent on your heating and cooling bills. And in the long term, you could potentially get seventy to eighty percent of that investment back.
We have highly rated window companies on Angie’s List, what types of windows are available to consumers. And today consumers can choose from vinyl windows, wood windows, even fiberglass. We’ve found the most popular choice tends to be vinyl windows because of their durability, as well as the fact that they’re low maintenance.
If you see fogging between the glass and the windows it would be a good time to look at it. And then always look at your energy bill. If you think your energy bills too high, a good place to start would be your windows. Window process will vary depending upon how many windows you’re doing a home. Most common homes we could probably do in a day, day and a half. If you have a really big job it could take up to three days depending upon how many windows you have.
When hiring a window company, you should insist on an in home estimate, and the estimate should be in writing. The company should include not only the pricing information on the estimate, but also the window rating. That where you can make apples to apples comparisons of the estimates.