Window & Door Installations Birmingham AL: The Importance of Energy Efficient Windows & Doors

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Energy-efficient windows and doors are specifically designed to trap the desired temperatures inside and keep the heat, cold, and humidity outside. These windows and doors offer multiple glazes, low-E coatings, and of course, energy savings.

Most homeowners don’t realize that a majority of their home’s energy losses come from their windows. Outdated, especially single-pane, windows don’t have the latest technology to increase savings by preventing air losses.

If you’re thinking about updating your home’s windows, you may assume that it’ll be an expensive endeavor. However, once you examine the enormous benefits, you’ll see why it’s a home improvement project worth investing in – especially in the long run.

Why Invest in Energy-Saving Windows?

Today the latest windows and doors come with energy-ratings. These high energy-efficiency windows are attractive, multiple-paned and help insulate your home.

Energy-efficient windows reduce those peak cooling and heating loads. So in the dead heat of summer, for example, you’ll notice your air conditioning unit isn’t working as hard to keep the inside of your home nice and cool.

Energy Efficient Doors Keep Energy Inside Your Home

You waste more energy than you think through your home’s doors. When your home uses doors that are properly insulated with plenty of thermal reflection ability, the temperature stays consistent and it takes less energy to maintain your preferred conditions.

You can tell how energy efficient a door is by looking at its R-value, or reflectivity value, which tells you how much energy it can reflect. Doors are rated between 1 and 9, with 1 being the least reflective and 9 being the most.

The more energy it reflects, the more energy is kept inside the home. For best results, choose a door with a value between 7-9 if possible, but don’t go below 5 if you can help it.

In addition to being friendly to the environment, reducing your total energy consumption shaves dollars off your utility bill, which translates into savings over time.

Window & Door Installations Birmingham AL: Consistently Warm, No Matter the Weather

No more uncomfortable drafts while you sit by the windows – even in the harsh winters. High-efficiency windows make your home’s interior more comfortable, no matter what the weather is outside.

Because the interior glass surface is warmer, you won’t see frost or condensation in the winter because of the window’s ability to control humidity. The sun’s rays come through your windows and, over time, can fade everything from paper to paint, to carpeting and wood.

With new, energy-efficient windows, you reduce the sunlight’s intensity inside your home. As an effect, this reduces interior fading

More Light and Less Sound

Unlike special tinting film, energy-efficient windows operate without tint, which means better light and views. Another benefit of highly insulated, energy-efficient windows is their innate soundproofing ability.

Because they perform so admirably in sealing out exterior conditions, ambient noise from sirens, railroads, and roadway traffic is also reduced considerably. This is especially desirable in modern communities where homes are often built close to one another.

Cleaner Air and Less Maintenance

Because energy-efficient windows minimize energy transfer, condensation buildup is considerably reduced. This leads to a lower risk of mold and a more palatable environment for asthma sufferers.

In addition, the UV-resistant coating practically eliminates water spots and dirt buildup on the outside — so you don’t have to waste time conducting spring-cleaning maintenance on your windows!

Less Energy Means More Eco-Friendly

As the name implies, energy-efficient windows allow you to keep your home at a comfortable temperature without your air conditioner or heater needing to work as hard.

The result is lower energy usage, meaning that your home requires less power that is generated by fossil-fuel sources like coal or natural gas-fired power plants. And that makes your home much more eco-friendly.

Let C&D Home Solutions Install Yours Today

While you can replace windows year-round, the best time is post-winter, early summer. The temperatures are just right to install and adjust your energy-efficient windows.

C&D Home Solutions can help you save money on this upcoming summer’s cooling costs and especially for next winter’s heating costs, just by replacing your windows.

Interested in a FREE consultation? Give us a call today! Be sure to ask us about financing our many options! Get new windows or doors now – pay for them later.

Give us a call at (205) 340-5786 or click here to request a quote

Consider C & D Home Solutions for Your Window & Door Needs (and now Gutters :-))

If you’re considering replacing your windows, doors or gutters please considering giving us a call at C & D Home Solutions.

We have beautiful selections for every budget. We will work side by side with you to find the best solution and then to make sure your project goes smoothly from start to finish.

Call us at (205) 340-5786 or click here to fill out a form to request a free in home consultation.

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