New Windows For The Winter Weather
Fall 2014 and the beginning of the winter season have been seasonal—but don’t be fooled by Mother Nature! Winter is packing a wallop this year in Pittsburgh, so it’s time to get new replacement windows. There’s no easier way to upgrade the look of your home’s interior and exterior while reducing your utility bill.
Benefits of Replacement Windows
There are many advantages to custom window replacement. Pittsburgh suffers through bone-chilling cold in winter and hot, humid weather in the summer, so it’s best to have windows that can deflect the heat and keep out the cold.
- Energy Savings. Replacing a single-pane window with a double-pane window that has an Energy Star rating can save you up to $400 annually in energy costs! Double-pane glass is coated with a specialty polymer that helps to deflect the sun’s heat while allowing all of the light into your home, so in the summer, you won’t have to have the air conditioning running as much. That’s the first way you save money. The panes also have argon gas trapped between them, which help to reduce frost from forming on your window. If you put your hand on an Energy Star window in the winter, it shouldn’t feel cold, because the window is well insulated.
- Ease of Use. Replacement windows are very easy to maintain. Simply clean the glass panes with a non-abrasive glass or window cleaner, and wash the frames every few months with a simple solution of dish washing liquid and water. If you notice some dirt or dust outside on your frame, gently wash it away. The frames won’t rot or split in moisture or sun.
- Styles and Colors. Your replacement windows can be exactly like your old windows, if you wish (except they’ll be energy efficient). But you can choose something new, like double hung windows, sliders, casements, or specialty windows. They can be wood or vinyl, and you can even replace a regular window with a beautiful bay component. There are dozens of options for you to choose from.
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