People who have investigated replacing their old windows with new ones have expressed concerns about leaks, flooding in the basement, and the windows being old and rusty. It is important for our homes to keep up with technological advancements, especially when it comes to windows.
Now is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of the benefits offered by newly designed windows. Modern windows are designed with a focus on improving our quality of life by helping us save money on energy bills and keeping us warm during winter. Listed below are some of the most common benefits that homeowners can enjoy after investing in new windows:
Improved energy efficiency:
By upgrading to modern windows, homeowners can reduce their energy costs significantly. According to a report, replacing single-paned windows with double- paned windows can decrease cooling and heating costs by up to 35%. Furthermore, choosing windows with specific low-emissivity (Low-E) glass coatings and filling the space between the panes of glass with argon gas can further improve their energy efficiency.
This can be enhanced by upgrading to triple-pane glass units in the windows and is a requirement to meet the low U- values required to meet the 2022 US EPA EnergyStar Requirements in the Midwest of a U-value of 0.20 a Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) < 0.20. In the Midwest the 2017 US EPA EnergyStar ratings used be a u-value of 0.30 that could be met with a good window with double-pane low-e/argon insulated glass units that used older frame designs.
With the new 2022 US EPA EnergyStar 0.20 u-value requirement this requires triple- pane lw-e/argon insulated glass units, and with some older window frame designs, also requires adding stainless steel spacers and foam filled frames, both reduce u-values by 0.01 each.
Our PolarTech 5000 Series with Ultimate-2 Triple-Pane insulated glass units with low-e and argon gas meet this standard without having to pay for the extra upgrades of stainless-steel spacers and foam filled frames. This is due to the exceptionally energy efficient design of the PolarTech 5000 Series windows that cannot be duplicated today by most windows available in our Canton-Akron market.
Cleaning windows can be a tedious task, especially if certain styles have hard to reach areas that require more time and effort to clean.
In this fast-paced world, most homeowners do not have the luxury of time to spend on window maintenance and cleaning. Moreover, windows situated in high areas of the house can be dangerous to clean if they do not have features for safe cleaning from the inside.
However, with our custom replacement windows, cleaning can be done from the inside and cleaning has become a breeze. For example, our PolarTech 3000 and 5000 series casement windows have operator arms available instead of traditional hinges, allowing for easy cleaning of both the inside and outside of the window unit.
Increased home value:
Owning a home is a significant investment, and home improvement projects can increase its market value when it comes time to sell.
One of the factors that potential buyers consider when evaluating a house is the overall appearance and security of the property. By replacing old, worn-out windows with new, attractive ones, homeowners can significantly increase their home’s value, as well as its security and noise protection.