Upgrading the exterior of your home is an investment, whether you’re looking at your vinyl siding, roof, or beyond. When your home needs a facelift and an upgrade in energy savings, replacing your windows is one of the smartest home improvement projects. If you’re considering window installation, here are the signs that it’s the right time for an upgrade—and how it can help improve your home in Thornton, Colorado.
Look for Signs of Energy Loss
Energy loss is one of the telltale signs that you’re ready for a window upgrade. Consumers collectively lose $35 billion in energy dollars—specifically if you’re dealing with a drafts. If your energy bills are only going up, replacement can help you save up to $465 per year.
When Was the Last Time You Upgraded?
High quality replacement windows can last for 15 years or longer. However, even the best quality window products won’t last forever. Over time, a window’s energy saving capabilities will decrease. If your windows are pushing the end of their lifespan, it’s a good time to consider replacement.
Beware of Wood Rot
Old wood window frames can cause a laundry list of problems. If homeowners don’t properly maintain the aging wood, it is prone to rot. Rotting wood can result in mold and mildew infestation, which can cost a significant amount of money to correct the problem.
Upgrade Your Home with UniShield®
Universal Windows Direct is the home of the UniShield® glass package—one of the most energy efficient glass options on the market. UniShield® uses today’s most powerful energy saving technology to help lower utility bills.
Your new UniShield® glass package uses argon or krypton gas, which ultimately depends on your choice of dual or triple pane technology. Krypton gas is more commonly used with triple pane, since the denser gas is more efficient in the smaller chamber.
UniShield® glass is also equipped with one or two coats of low-e glazing, which helps control the amount of UV light entering your home.
When you want the most out of your new investment, consider contacting Universal Windows Direct for the best window products in Thornton.