Are New Windows Worth the Cost?
We are commonly asked if new windows will pay for themselves through energy savings. In Phoenix, windows can be the largest escape of cool air causing high energy bills in the summer months. Since most homes in the valley use their air conditioners for 6-8 months out of the year it is crucial to have the most efficient windows.
As for saving money with new windows it is all very relative to your home, location, window size, window orientation, window system and actual use. It is very hard to predict the actual cost savings from a new window installation but there are some great tools online to help estimate the outcome.
What about Upgrading?
Upgrading any house from a single pane system is bound to have cost savings based off a few simple facts. Going from a single pane to a two pane system, doubles the layer of protection between the outside temperature and desired temperature. Second, if you have single pane windows currently they are probably several years (20+) old and the seals between the frame and the walls as well as the where the windows open are likely to be leaking. New windows will seal better.
If you are contemplating updating your home or business with new windows check out this website to see what types of windows would work best for your situation. They have several tools to estimate savings, predict which windows would be most cost effective and which should be avoided.
If you have any questions we are always here to help guide and direct you. Contact us today! We are experts in window replacements in the Phoenix area.