In your home’s real estate value, windows are an investment. Both indoors and outdoors styles are added. However, old, leaky windows can also add to home heating and cooling costs by as much as 30 to 40 percent. Windows are getting more attention than ever with energy costs inching upward.
Windows are made from a variety of materials and come in many shapes, sizes and styles. It is a significant decision to choose appropriate windows for your home. But do not get overwhelmed. Work with a qualified contractor and know your fact so you can be prepared for your next window replacement project.
Today, vinyl is one of the most popular and versatile window materials. Vinyl windows are virtually maintenance free and long lasting compared or wood or aluminum. millions have been installed and the demand continues to grow in 1970s, pioneered by CertainTeed.
Vinyl windows can be shaped into different styles by advanced manufacturing. That includes single- and double-hung, horizontal sliding, casement, architectural shapes and more. Even custom shapes and those with decorative glass are included.
Vinyl is hard to beat for energy conscious consumers. CertainTeed vinyl windows with Thermaflect® low “E” glazing system help keep homes cooler in summer and warmer in winter, for example. With the Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star rating, these windows can reduce heating and cooling costs by as much as 15 percent each year.