Homeowners in Minnesota are always looking for ways to save money. Between new insulation or a new HVAC system, homeowners have several options. Replacement windows offer a simple way to reduce energy bills and minimize heat loss.
Today, the team at Patriot Homes is here to talk about how you can save money with new windows. We will cover the benefits of window replacement and how replacing windows lowers energy costs and improves comfort.
Why Get Replacement Windows?
Generally speaking, windows are one of the largest sources of heat loss in modern homes. A little bit of energy loss through the glass is inevitable, but low-quality windows can leak significant amounts of heat.
Replacing your existing windows can save you money on heating and cooling costs throughout the year. New energy star-certified windows with low-E coatings minimize radiation penetration, allowing visible light through without heat gain. Thermally efficient windows keep heat in during the winter and keep heat out during the summer.
Below are a few signs that it’s time to replace windows in your home.
- Decay on window frames
- Excess condensation on a glass or between glass panes
- Higher energy bills
- Cold drafts from corners
- Rattling and loud noises during winds and storms
- Frequent jamming or sticking
If you notice any of the above, call Patriot Homes today. Our experienced team can help you decide on replacement windows that will lower your utility bills and save you money.
Single-Pane Windows vs. Double-Pane Windows
Single-pane windows are the simplest and most common option but have trouble retaining heat and keeping temperatures constant. Double windows, on the other hand, have two glass panes, so they are more energy efficient and provide more energy savings.
If you want to replace your windows to save money, we recommend double-pane windows. The two sheets of glass insulate your house and provide more energy efficiency than a single-pane window. Double-glass windows are also more durable and stand up better to storms and other inclement weather.
Window Replacement Cost
According to Modernize, the average cost for window installation is about $600 per window. The typical American house has about eight windows, so replacing all of them will cost you around $5,000 on average.
However, according to the EPA, you can save anywhere between $100 and $450 a year by replacing single-glass windows with double-glass versions. Assuming the maximum savings, that comes out to a total savings of $13,500 over a typical 30-year mortgage. In other words, you can save more than double to cost of replacement over a long time frame.
Find Energy Efficient Windows Today!
Patriot Homes dedicates itself to providing expert storm restoration and repair services. Storm damage can be a significant source of frustration, and you need an expert that will work with you. Our goal is to make storm restoration repairs as simple as possible for Minnesota homeowners.
If you would like to discuss options for window replacement, contact us online or call today at (763) 957-2066 to schedule a free quote!