The Best Window or Door Has The Lowest Total Cost of Ownership
If you’re buying your windows or doors based solely on the purchase price, you’re probably ignoring the big picture. The best window or door is one that has the lowest total cost of ownership. It’s one that adds to your home value and reduces energy costs and maintenance requirements. Find out what you should be looking for – in addition to bottom line price – when searching for replacement windows and doors. Request your in-home consultation today.
Cost vs Resale Value
According to Remodeling 2013–14 Cost vs. Value Report, replacing windows can return more than 69% of the cost in improved resale value of your home. In addition, replacing your entry door can return between 66-82% of the cost in improved resale value depending on your investment.
Improve Perceived Value
When evaluating the perceived market value of a home with a new front entrance, one manufacturer reports that perceived value can be as much as five times the cost of the door itself. Curb appeal is not just about beauty, it is about value, too. And improvements can be contagious…neighborhoods tend to improve in unison, increasing the home values throughout the area.
Specially designed coatings are applied to one or more surfaces of insulated glass. These coatings reflect radiant infrared energy to keep radiant heat on the same side of the glass from which it originated while letting visible light pass. This results in more efficient windows because radiant heat originating from indoors in winter is reflected back inside, while infrared heat radiation from the sun during summer is reflected away, keeping it cooler inside.
ENERGY STAR qualified windows and doors are independently certified to perform at levels that meet or exceed energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. EPA. ENERGY STAR qualified windows and doors can reduce your energy bills while helping protect the environment.
Forget about scraping and painting. Aluminum clad wood jambs and trim available for windows and doors offer a totally maintenance-free system and are available in many standard colors.
Tilt-out windows make cleaning a snap. Available for double-hung and casement windows, this easy-to-use system helps simplify window cleaning. Even second and third story windows can be cleaned from the inside.
Minimize UV Damage
UV rays from the sun can cause damage to just about everything in your home from floor coverings, artwork and pictures on the walls, wood cabinets, tables, buffets and much more. Protect these valuables with Low-E coatings that reduce UV transmission while still allowing natural light into your home.
Reduce Drafts and Noise
Technologically advanced windows and doors now feature excellent insulation qualities and are designed for maximum energy efficiency. You’ll experience a noticeable improvement in comfort and sound reduction.
Confidence and Peace of Mind
We not only offer exceptional design consultation, the industry’s best products and experienced employee-installers, but we back it all with one of the best warranties in the industry to make your replacement window or door experience one you’ll enjoy for a long time.