If you’re like many homeowners, you have probably thought about getting new windows for your home, and you haven’t gone through with it yet because you think of it as just another expense. But have you ever thought about how much you could actually save with replacement windows in Salt Lake City? If not, it’s definitely worth looking into if you live in an older house with older windows. Here are a few key ways some new windows could save you money this year.
Older windows, especially those made of plain, untreated glass, don’t block all ultraviolet (UV) rays, and when those rays get inside your home, they cause fading and damage to everything from the carpets and window dressings to the furniture and artwork. Over time your blinds may become brittle and break, or you may notice that you have to frequently replace carpets and other things that sit near the windows. This is a cost, and one that could be eliminated with replacement windows that include treatments to keep UV rays out.
Utah is a place where we see big temperature extremes, from the potential for triple-digit heat in the summers to below-zero cold in the winters. Older windows likely do not keep that air outside, and as it enters your home, your furnace and AC have to work even harder to keep the indoors at a comfortable temperature. Reducing heat transfer through the windows could help lower your energy bills.
If you (or a hired contractor) sand and repaint your window frames to keep them from looking run-down and worn out, you are spending time and money on maintenance and upkeep for those older windows each year. Replacement windows in Salt Lake City are made of materials such as fiberglass or vinyl, which hold their color and don’t get damaged or require painting or sanding over time. Not only will this save money, it will also help you avoid doing all that labor yourself or paying someone to do it for you.
Even if you can’t see it, older windows often have tiny cracks around the edges that allow air to leak through. You might notice it as a “draft” when you sit near the windows, or as a distinct temperature difference near windows versus other areas of your home, so you adjust the thermostat to stay comfortable. New windows are designed with advanced weather stripping that, in conjunction with features like multiple panes, gas coating between, window glazing, and energy-efficient materials in the window frame, can help reduce drafty windows and keep your whole house comfortable without the use of your furnace or air conditioner.
Modern, energy-efficient replacement windows can save homeowners in Salt Lake City money in many ways. Call today to find out just how much you could be saving with beautiful new windows from DTI.