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New Windows Improve More than Just Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

custom replacement windowsOften the only benefit you hear from a window company is about how new windows will increase your home’s energy efficiency. ENERGY STAR® windows will save you money on your heating and cooling each month, but there are many other ways new windows improve your home. As a window company who will never tell you that you’ll recoup your investment with custom replacement windows, we will tell you about some of the other benefits that may contribute to savings over time.

Airtight Installation

Custom replacement windows are different than windows you find at a big box store. Your window company will measure each individual opening for the perfect custom replacement window for each opening. That way when the window arrives, it will fit as it should, without gaps and without being too tight. This will make your home more comfortable with fewer drafts.

Reduced Maintenance

One reason many homeowners choose custom replacement windows is because they’re tired of the maintenance on their current windows. Old wood windows require scraping and painting every few years. Once they begin to age, they may crack or start to rot, requiring wood fillers and sanding. Cleaning double pane windows also takes less work as both panes tilt in for easy cleaning.

Low-E Glass

The new custom replacement windows you’re choosing will have Low-E glass. As we pointed out in a previous blog, this glass has many benefits over standard window glass. Not only will it further reduce your energy usage, it will help prevent fading of carpets and furniture.

Custom Means Custom

Your custom replacement windows can have the window grid you want. They can also be the color you want and have the style hardware you want. The windows in your home may not be the style you would have chosen so now you can get exactly what you want.

No matter what style window you’re looking for or color, Affordable Replacement Window Systems can help. We offer windows from several manufacturers at affordable prices. It’s time to learn about all the benefits of custom replacement windows for your home so call us today at [company-phone].

Why Low-E Glass Replacement Windows are Your Best Option

If you’re investing in replacement windows, the only option for your glass you should consider is “low emissivity glass” also known as Low-E glass replacement windows. In the DFW Metro area, we spend a lot of money on air conditioning. Older windows are a big source of energy loss. If you’re going to spend the… Continue Reading

Hiring a Siding Contractor? Ask These 3 Questions

Most people know to research the companies and products they are considering. They also know to get multiple quotes on comparable products. But, not all contractors are the same so you want to make sure you’re hiring the right one for your new siding installation. Not hiring the right siding contractor can lead to problems… Continue Reading

Choosing the Right Window Trim Color & Style

Most homeowners recognize that their interior window trim should coordinate with the trim in the rest of the room both in style and color. However, few realize that replacing windows sometimes means new exterior window trim. Both interior and exterior window trim serves a purpose beyond just looks. Purpose of Your Window Trim Inside your… Continue Reading

Benefits of Daylighting

If you’re not familiar with the term daylighting, it simply means to illuminate with natural light. As the days begin to shorten but the sun is still strong, we may battle with wanting to have a bright home and avoiding radiant heating so we close the blinds or curtains. New Low-E glass replacement windows allow… Continue Reading

I Have a Broken Window, Can Just the Glass be Replaced?

You’re not going to love the answer to this question, it’s never a simple yes or no. It really depends on the break and the window. If your windows are relatively new, your best bet is to contact your replacement window company. They will know if your window is under warranty against any sort of… Continue Reading

Time to Inspect Your Windows

According to the weather forecast, we’re finally going to have a break from the heat this weekend. With temperatures in the low 80’s you have the perfect opportunity to go outside and inspect your windows. September and October are traditionally two of our wetter months and you want to take steps to prevent a costly… Continue Reading

Benefits of New Patio Doors

More than many places in the country, DFW Metroplex residents spend time on their patios. Some have pools, other outdoor kitchens, and some watch the kids play in the back yard. Whatever reason spend outside, do you ever get frustrated when you try to use your patio door? Is it hard to open? Heavy? Does… Continue Reading

Four Reasons to Consider Adding a Bay Window

Bay windows haven’t always had the best reputation. When they’re not properly installed they leak. If they’re older, chances are good that they’re just a pane of glass which often means they let in a lot of hot air in the summer and cool air in the winter. However, if you’re considering a home renovation… Continue Reading

Should I Install Window Film on My Windows

Window film can offer benefits but isn’t the right solution for every window problem. There are three main types of window film, all of which have a different purpose. Depending on what you want from the film will determine which type you need. Just remember that window film won’t make your windows more energy efficient,… Continue Reading