Tired of sitting near a window during the winter and feeling the cold come right in? Did you know that today’s windows can save you money nearly every month? With the new energy standards of windows, you could save around $400 a year with quality replacement windows according to www.energystar.gov.
Replacing windows isn’t just about enhancing the curb appeal of your home. During winters, the warm air generated by your heating system can escape from gaps and cracks on the frames of your old windows. This forces your heater to generate more heat to compensate for what is lost meaning, more energy consumption, and consequently resulting to higher utility bills.
One other important thing to consider when choosing a window is the window panes themselves. Two measures indicate how much energy is escaping through the window panes. The U-value measures the rate of heat transfer through the window. Simply put, it shows the amount of heat lost based on the temperature difference between the interior and exterior – the lower the U-value number, the better. The R-value is the opposite of the U-value, so the higher the R-value, the more the window resists heat flow.
If you see any tell-tale signs of a window failure such as fogging glass panes, and/or rotted sills and frames, this means that you are losing the heat to keep your home warm during winters. This means that you would need to get your windows replaced.
A+ Roofing, the top provider of residential and commercial roofing services in Chicago IL, also offers a variety of high-quality windows (vinyl, wood, aluminum, and metal) to increase your home’s energy efficiency, lower its maintenance demands and raise its style and appeal. Two of the leading replacement window manufacturers trust us to represent their high-quality products for them: Pella and Simonton.
Pella – a popular choice among homeowners because of their full range of beautiful window choices that can also insulate well from the cold and the heat with its Low-E insulating glass, significantly reducing your energy consumption and therefore your energy costs.
Simonton – offers advanced Low E protection with ProSolar® Shade. This spectrally selective glass blocks damaging UV rays while allowing desirable light into the home, providing the ultimate in solar heat control, visibility and energy savings.
So for your needs in replacement windows and roofing in Chicago IL, trust only the best in the business. Trust A+ Roofing. Call us today for a free estimate.