Depending on location, new windows can increase your home's value from 75 to 125 percent of the improvement cost. New windows enhance the entire look of your home while an attractive entry doors adds to priceless curb appeal — a must in today's competitive market.
Greater Energy Efficiency
When temperatures start to drop, drafty windows and doors can quickly turn into rising utility bills. New energy efficient windows and doors are crucial to maintaining your home's comfort all year long, especially during the coldest months. In fact, replacing single-pane glass windows with ENERGY STAR® qualified products can save you $125 to $450 on energy costs annually. To maximize a home's energy efficiency, consider the following tips:
Choosing windows with insulated Low-E glass is an important step in making a room more energy efficient. This special coating is designed to reflect infrared light and keep a home both warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.
- Check the Compass: The direction windows and doors face can make a big difference in the sun's intensity level within the home. South- and west-facing windows and doors should have the highest level of UV protection.
- Calculate the Savings: Beyond the initial purchase price of a product, consider the long-term value that energy efficient products offer in terms of annual measurable savings. In addition to the savings listed above, many local utilities offer rebates for purchasing ENERGY STAR qualified windows and doors.
- Give Your Home an Energy Makeover: A survey or audit of a home's energy usage and costs can identify specific ways to reduce your home energy bills. Many state energy offices and local utilities offer energy audit services, or may be able to provide other sources for this service. ENERGY STAR offers a tool to assess your home and compare your household's energy use to others across the country and to get recommendations for improvement.
- Reduced Noise: Adding insulated glass windows and patio doors helps reduce sound transmission to make your home quieter. There are even options for high-noise areas such as near airports or highways. ProCore The Quiet Door® solid core construction is available with all JELD-WEN® Molded and Flush doors. This solid core reduces the transmission of sound by up to 50% when compared to a hollow flush door. In addition, this option improves the heft of the door and helps prevent the dings and dents of daily life
Improved Safety and Security
With improved locking mechanisms and impact-resistant glass, new windows and doors can meet stringent forced-entry tests that older windows and patio doors would fail.
More Aesthetically Appealing
While you're considering your choices for replacement, think about the various options that can increase your home's appeal – including window types, styles, designs, material, color, glass and grids. JELD-WEN® Replacement Windows and doors work on many different levels to make your home a more comfortable, satisfying place to live.
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