Do You Want a Quick, Temporary Fix or a Permanent Solution to Your Drafts?
How old is your house? 30 + years? Does your home have its original windows?
If so, you are most likely feeling a cool draft coming from around them? If you feel that cold air coming in, that means that some warm, in-side air is going out! Drafts can consume up to 30% of your homes energy use. That’s not good in our cold WI winters.
You can get away with making sure your windows are locked and by applying caulk along the seam lines or putting that 3M plastic over the window. This is a good temporary fix, but if you are in need of a more permanent solution, then you will want to seriously consider replacing your windows. When thinking of your windows, not only the draftiness is taken into consideration, think about the performance and appearance of them also.
- How difficult are they to open and close?
- Do they have condensation/fog between the glass panes?
- Do they have peeling paint? Is it lead paint?
- Are the frames damaged from the sun or water?
- Are they painted or nailed shut?
- Do they stay up or do you have to prop them up?
One of the most popular Vinyl Replacement Window that we install in our customers’ homes is the “Belmont by Alliance” window through Seymour Lumber. This window offers features and benefits usually found only on very expensive windows, but at an exceptional value. “Belmont by Alliance” is thermally efficient, easy to clean & operate, and is also maintenance free. It is an “Energy Star” product and carries a lifetime warranty. There are several options in this window such as:
- Double Hung
- Single Hung
- Sliding Windows
- Picture Windows
- Patio Doors
As for price, you can expect approximately $350 – $450 per window. This price does include installation and removal of your old windows.
When you are ready to make your home more energy efficient by changing out your windows, give us a call and we will be happy to give you a FREE estimate. 920-865-7700
Article written by Lisa M. Arthur Huben
Custom Kreations, Inc.