• How Quality Windows Can Save You Money in the Winter

    December 27, 2023 | Blog | Jordynn Bloss
  • Windows are essential for letting in natural light and making homes more welcoming throughout the day and night. Windows also provide ventilation and protection against the outdoor elements. If your home has old or damaged windows well past their prime, window installation services can replace them with new windows using the latest window technology. Here’s how quality windows can save you money during the winter.

    Lower Heating Bills

    Old single-pane windows don’t have much of an insulating factor when protecting against the cold winter air. The glass will stop wind from blowing through, but it does little else to stop the cold air from entering your home. Double and triple-pane windows are much better at stopping cold air from penetrating your home and making the heater run more often. According to Energy Star, replacing single-pane windows with Energy Star windows can save homeowners up to $465 per year in energy costs.

    More Natural Light

    Short winter days make it much harder to flood rooms with the warmth of natural lighting. Window installation services can replace old and ineffective windows with new ones better at insulating your home and letting in more light. You won’t have to cover them with blackout curtains or thick plastic sheets to create a more effective thermal barrier against the cold. The new windows are an effective thermal barrier, so you can leave them uncovered and allow more light to enter your home while the sun shines.

    Improved Window Framing

    Newer windows have advanced window frames compared to the old wooden frames holding most single-pane windows. Newer window frames are made from vinyl materials that are stronger and more durable than wooden ones. They also are much better at insulating your home and won’t swell, contract, warp, or crack like wooden frames often do. Newer structures do a much better job of protecting window glass against damage and your home against drafts.

    Prevent Frost and Condensation

    Newer windows and window frames won’t enable moisture to enter your home like older windows typically do. Instead, they create an effective seal against condensation and frost commonly occurring with single-pane and many double-pane windows. The composite frames also create an effective seal that stops moisture from entering your home. Stopping frost and condensation protects your home against mold and mildew.

    You can call or visit us at Vinyl Sash of Michigan to learn how our window installation services can improve your home. We can’t wait to work with you!