These tips will help you decide when you need to replace your windows and why Weatherbeater windows might be the best choice for your home.
Windows provide much more than just a good view. They can enhance the design of a home, help maintain indoor temperatures and even save you a lot of money on your power bill.On the other hand, failing to replace old windows can lead to air and moisture leaks, fading furniture, noise intrusion, and overuse of heating or air conditioning.
If you face any of these problems in your home, it’s high time to update your windows. But with all the options available, it can be hard to decide what will best suit your needs. To narrow down your options, start by figuring out what your home needs and how much you can spend.
Better Windows on a Budget
Windows can be expensive to replace and install — but windows like those from Weatherbeater® don’t sacrifice quality for price.
“All Weatherbeater windows are vinyl, dual-glazed and come standard with low E insulation,” says Dave Lincon, director of product management and business development at Sears Holdings. Low E is a coating on the glass that helps keep the radiant heat created by the sun from entering the home in the summer months while reflecting the heat back into the home in the winter.
“Weatherbeater, Weatherbeater Plus and Weatherbeater Max windows meet all Energy Star® requirements across the U.S.”
The price of a standard Weatherbeater window includes the complete cost of installation, with no hidden fees or surprises, Lincon adds. They’re a great option for those with a lower budget.
If the price still seems intimidating, don’t worry: An investment in new windows typically pays off. Chances are it will not only reduce your energy bill every month, but it can also increase the value of your home.
New windows can provide invaluable security and peace of mind. Laminated glass windows, designed like car windows, prevent objects from completely breaking the glass and shattering inside your home.
“Weatherbeater Max windows appeal to customers looking for security from break-ins or who live in areas prone to wind-borne debris,” Lincon says.
In addition to added security, Weatherbeater Max windows offer greater sound insulation for those in urban areas or who make peace and quiet a priority.
Better Energy Efficiency
Every homeowner (and the planet) could stand to be more energy efficient. All Weatherbeater windows are Energy Star-certified to make your home as efficient and cost-effective as possible.
By installing Energy Star-certified windows, you can lower your home energy bills by an average of 12% and claim federal tax credits, according to the EPA. You can also lower your carbon footprint, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help save the world, one window at a time.