As football begins and the leaves start to turn, now is the time to start thinking about the colder weather. If you spent last year (or several years) noticing that your windows are starting to leak and cause problems for energy efficiency, now is probably the time to consider replacement windows in Salt Lake City.
Sometimes you may not be able to tell that you have inefficient windows, so it’s important to know what some of the subtle signs of energy loss can be. There are a few ways that you can identify a problem, including:
If you notice these signs, it’s important to get started on planning for new windows before the colder weather sets in.
Today’s energy efficient windows are made up of several components that help keep warm air inside your home and cool air out in winter (or vice versa in the summer). Generally these windows include two or three panes, a gas filler in between the panes, and a low-energy (low-e) coating on the exterior that helps reduce heat transfer. You can also reduce heat loss through the windows by adding window coverings to windows that are exposed to high levels of heat (such as direct sunlight) every day.
When you’re looking for new windows, there are a couple of things you should be paying attention to:
Of course, when you’re going to spend money on new windows you want to consider the appearance. Fortunately today you can find an array of window materials, colors, and styles that will allow you to not only get great energy efficiency but also provide a boost to your home’s exterior.
If you’re ready to improve your home’s energy efficiency, new windows are a great way to do it. Talk to DTI today to find out about your options for Salt Lake City replacement windows.