It's Time For Replacement Windows

It’s Time For New Windows That Are Energy Efficient

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When do you know it’s time to start thinking about new windows? Winter is fast approaching and temperatures are expected to be bitter this winter. You’re lying in bed, sound asleep only to be woken by a whistling or howling noise. What could it be? You investigate and discover your windows or even your doors are allowing cold, maybe even moist air into your home.

Before you actually experience a scenario such as this, we recommend that you investigate the condition of your windows. There are common indicators that you are wasting money on your energy bills and that a home improvement project should be on your list of things to do.

Commons signs it’s time for new windows:

  • Do your windows open and close easily?
  • Is it necessary to scrape and paint them as part of routine maintenance?
  • Do you see moisture condensation between the panes of glass or on the interior of your windows?
  • Is your home drafty due to having single pane windows?
  • Is it necessary to use storm windows to help cut down on drafts?
  • Do your current windows allow for easy cleaning?
  • Are you seeing rot or leakage around your windows?
  • Are replacement parts hard to find?
  • Are they damaged, broken or even warped?
  • Have you noticed an increase in your utility bills?
  • Do you hear noises from traffic or your neighbors when your windows are shut?
  • Do your windows lack the curb appeal you want and overall they just look bad?

Taking into consideration the list provided, your home may be telling you it’s time for new windows. Consider this, windows are one of the prominent selling features of a home. Not to mention the insulation they provided in keeping your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter. By replacing your windows with an energy efficient window option the resulting saving in energy costs alone could be substantial.

double hung windowsDouble hung windows are by far the most popular windows available. They provide a traditional look, increased ventilation and an easy to clean tilt-in feature. Nu Home's double hung windows have a variety of styles, colors and options.
casement-windowsA casement window is one that has one piece of glass and cranks from either the side or the bottom. There are vertical casements and awning casements. Casement windows offer more light per opening than double hung windows. This means they give a room a brighter, more airy feeling. They also help against light deprivation (seasonal affective disorder) in the winter.
slider windowsSliders are windows that horizontally glide to open an close on a metal track. Sliders are known for their contemporary design and ease of use. Ergonomically designed, they are perfect for applications requiring an operable window where reach or strength is compromised.
Bay WindowsBay windows are great accents to any home. Most full bay windows are trapezoid in shape and are used to capture stunning views, create space for window seats, and fill rooms with light.
Bow-windowsA bow window is a curved bay window. Bow windows are designed to create more space in your home by projecting outward from your home.
Garden WindowGarden windows are similar to bay and bow in that they project from the home, but are on a slightly smaller scalean are square in shape. They still bring in more light than a traditional window.
awning_windowAwning windows allow fresh air flow in but keep light rains out. Hopper windows are popular for small spaces such as basement rooms and small bathrooms.
awning-exterior-picture-window-400-seriesA picture window consists of one pane of glass. They allow a lot of natural light to enter into the home, and are a ideal for homeowners who want to let the views from great outdoors into their home.

Now that you know it’s time to make a change, consider your options carefully. There are numerous styles and colors available and NuHome is ready to assist you with your new window selection. Give us a call to schedule your free consultation at 703-934-4020.