Three Advantages of Replacing Your Windows
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
As a home owner, you take pride in maintaining the best environment for your family. If you've thought about energy savings, family safety, or noise reduction, window replacement is a cost-efficient way to achieve all three. Read on for more information about the advantages of replacing your windows.
Energy Savings From Replacing Your Windows
Warm weather is one of the many benefits of Florida living, but sweltering temperatures during the summer usually mean a staggering increase in air conditioning bills. Average Tampa and Orlando daily temperature highs in the upper nineties and full humidity can drive the heat index to over one hundred degrees, causing home owners to crank up their air conditioning. Those scorching summer months can literally send your monthly home energy consumption through the roof.
One way to tame high air conditioning costs is replacing your old windows with energy efficient, custom windows. Windows certified with an Energy Star rating are proven to increase energy savings through solar guarding and air leak prevention. FAS Windows & Doors has a wide range of aluminum, vinyl, wood, and wood-clad replacement windows with the Energy Star rating that could be the perfect fit for your home.
Security Home Improvement
Because windows are typically more fragile than doors, they act as prime entry points for home invasion. To make your home less susceptible to intruders, FAS Windows & Doors recommends swapping your old windows with fortified replacement windows that can easily support modern security systems.
Rotting or splitting window frames make it easier for intruders to break in, so invest in superior quality vinyl, aluminum, or wood-clad windows. Techniques such as laminating glass with extra polyvinyl butyral layers strengthen standard glass to make it less breakable. Taking these precautions will help keep your family and possessions safe.
Noise Reduction Quieter Home
You may like your neighbors, but that doesn't mean you want to hear all of their conversations. There are a variety of ways to cut down on noise transmission from the outside such as loud music, noisy conversations, or motor vehicles.
High performance glass, such as Low-E4 glass from Andersen, can reduce outside noise while offering solar protection and energy efficiency. Opting for thicker, laminated, or insulated glass will keep your home pleasantly quiet. FAS Windows & Doors carries several product lines that offer noise reduction glass such as Andersen, Gorell, and Simonton.
Want to learn more about making your windows energy efficient, secure, and soundproof? Our team of experts is here to answer any questions you may have. Call to schedule a free, no obligation in-home consultation or visit our Orlando window showroom.
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