Homeowners in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area know that come November or December, the weather can change dramatically, leaving a chill in the air that doesn’t abate until spring. It pays to prepare your home and business for the cold weather that’s just around the corner—and installing energy-efficient windows are a good way to do just that!
What Makes a Window Energy-Efficient?
There are many different factors that make a window energy-efficient. One is the number of panes. Windows with two or three panes of glass between the outdoors and your living space are more energy-efficient. These double- or-triple pane windows also usually have argon gas between the panes, which provides better insulation and enhances the window energy efficiency.
Low-E (low emissivity) glass is another energy-saving component. Windows with low-E glass, though initially a little more expensive upfront, save energy by reducing the amount of radiant heat lost to the outdoor atmosphere and help you save money in the long run.
New windows are also generally better engineered and designed to fit more snugly into the window frame, leaving fewer gaps between the upper and lower portions of double-hung windows.
Window Energy-Efficiency: Benefits
Adding new energy-efficient windows to your home or business offers myriad benefits, including:
- Eliminating drafts and ensuring your rooms are a comfortable, consistent temperature. Older window frames, common in many Washington, DC area homes, may have developed gaps as a result of minor settling over the years. This can cause air to leak in and out.
- Saving money on your energy bills. Eliminating those gaps around your windows will save you money on your heating bills, year after year.
- Increasing property value. New windows add value to your property when it comes time to sell your home. It’s one additional thing the new homeowners know they won’t have to spend money on.
- Adding a sleek, uniform appearance to your home. New windows give the exterior of your home an attractive, refurbished look, boosting your property’s curb appeal.
Energy-Efficient Replacement Windows from Shanco
If you’re ready to see how adding new energy-efficient windows can help you save money and enhance the exterior of your DC area property, let Shanco Companies show you how easy and stress-free the entire process can be! We have more than 20 years in the home remodeling business and are licensed in Maryland, Washington DC, and Virginia.
At Shanco, we’re proud of the fact that more than half of our new business comes from satisfied homeowners who have used us before and are recommending us to their family and friends. When you’re ready to get started planning new windows for your home, contact us to set up a free consultation. We’re looking forward to working with you!