If your home is older, has drafty windows letting in the elements, it could lead to a plethora of problems. From structural problems to high monthly bills, it is beneficial to have a Colorado Springs roofer install new windows in your home. With warmer months just around the corner, now is the perfect time to consider an upgrade. Learn more about the benefits and how new windows in your home can cut costs and increase the overall value of your home.
When windows leak air and water, it can create many problems in your home. With air, you will notice it becoming a problem if you can feel air moving in and out. You might notice high monthly heating bills in the winter and the inability to keep your home cool in the summer. With water, you will notice paint beginning to peel around the window and wall or rotting or soft wood if around the structure of the area. When water sits in the area, mold will begin to grow creating an unsafe living environment. There are many other structural issues when it comes to aging windows. Learn more in Popular Mechanics 7 Things Your Windows are Trying to Tell You
Energy Efficient and Rebates
Did you know upgrading your windows will help the environment? In fact, you may be eligible for rebates! Older windows can do a poor job keeping your home warm or cool, leading to excessive use of electricity. With different needs in the summer and winter months, it is a time and money saver to have windows capable of handling both environments. For instance, in the winter, proper windows can keep cold air out, but the natural heat from the sun in. Then in the summer, all the elements of the window will keep the hot air outside. This is possible through air sealing, caulking and weatherstripping. To encourage homeowners to invest in energy efficient windows, there are rebates. See what rebates you might be eligible for when making any type of energy efficient upgrade to your home by visiting Energy Smart Colorado’s Energy Smart Rebates for Your Home
Lower Monthly Bills
Making positive changes to the windows in your home will pay off. Literally. An efficient environment will lower your monthly utility bills. Why? Your heating and cooling system will not have to play the continuous game of catch-up throughout the day to handle the differing temperatures that come into your home due to leaks, poor quality, etc. Plus, the sealing techniques used will ensure the ideal inside temperatures do not escape, either. Did you know that new windows that are sealed properly can increase the efficiency of your home about 20 percent?
For more information about installing new windows, talk to the Colorado Springs roofing specialists. When you are ready to make that change, contact us
. We can do window installation and any roofing upgrades necessary to help cut down on your monthly bills and make your home more energy efficient!