Once you notice that your current windows have warped or cracked, you may decide it’s time to replace your windows. While it may be a fairly easy thing to do, many homeowners think it’s challenging, thanks to some common myths out there. That’s why it’s important to separate the facts from fiction.
Today, we debunk three common window replacement myths.
Myth #1: You Can’t Replace Windows During Winter
Everybody knows that a replacement is best done in milder temperatures. However, you can’t stop your windows from breaking at the last minute during winter. Instead of waiting until the cold season is over to get it fixed, it’s best to schedule a window replacement immediately.
An experienced window specialist will know what to do to ensure that your home is well-protected from the cold. Your home will be temporarily exposed to the cold during the installation, but rest assured it wouldn’t take more than 10 minutes.
Myth #2: All Windows Are the Same
It’s a common misconception that all windows are created equal. Many people think that it’s enough for windows to provide a view of the outdoors and protect them from extreme winds. But there are some distinctions you need to consider.
For instance, you might feel your house is hotter than usual in the summer and colder in the winter. Your windows may be one of the reasons why. To prevent this, make sure you choose specialized windows that reflect ultraviolet (UV) light and solar heat. With its advanced insulating system, you will be more comfortable no matter the climate.
Myth #3: Windows Have No Effect on Energy Efficiency
Your windows play a major role when it comes to your high heating and air conditioning bills. Reports from experts reveal that up to 70% of energy is lost through windows and doors, and 90% of this heat loss happens through glass. For this reason, a window replacement can have a big effect on your energy savings.
Investing in new energy-efficient windows can be a great idea to bring down the cost of your utility bills. Not only are you saving money, but you are also doing your part for the environment by being eco-conscious and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Now that you can separate the truth from the lies, you are ready to replace your windows. For more inquiries on home and exterior living space improvement, get in touch with Reliable Remodeling. Call us today at (205) 988-9194, or fill out our contact form to set an appointment.