A home’s windows can be one of its most attractive features. Stylish windows and trim that complement a home’s exterior create visual interest and enhance curb appeal. From the inside, windows give a view of the world, light, ventilation, and solar warmth.
Windows are also an important component of a home’s heating and cooling system. They can either let in or block out heat, and they can help to manage the circulation of air throughout the home. If they do these things ineffectively, for example by allowing drafts, intensifying summer heat, or letting indoor heat escape in winter, then your windows will be a drain on your utility bill. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, an Iowa home can save an estimated $352 per year in energy costs by upgrading from single pane windows to Energy Star qualified windows and $75 per year by upgrading from double paned clear glass windows. Not only will energy bills be lower with replacement windows, but the home will also feel more comfortable year-round.
Replacement windows have the additional financial benefit of increasing a value home’s value. According Remodeling Magazine’s 2016 Cost vs. Value Report, Ames area homeowners can expect to recoup upward of 60% of their window replacement costs in added home value.
Replacement windows can also reduce the transmission of sound between the home’s interior and exterior. Quality windows help to cut down the street noise you hear inside and how much of your home’s noise your neighbors hear outside. Controlling sound transmission enhances everyone’s home comfort and sense of privacy.
If you would like to install new, stylish, and efficient windows in your home, Cyclone Contracting can help. We sell and install most major brands, including Pella, Eagle, and Andersen. We also install egress windows and offer repair service for your existing windows. Contact us for a consultation, and we can help you find great new windows that complement your home and enhance its beauty and comfort.