Michigan residents enjoy four true seasons every year, which can also be a headache for homeowners with old or damaged windows. The climate offers extreme temperature changes from winter to summer, which allows for wonderful outdoor activities. This can also make energy costs very high due to the constant struggle of keeping a home a comfortable temperature.
Homes with older windows often suffer several negative effects, including drafts, constant temperature fluctuations and excessive energy costs. This is due to imperfections within the windows and lack of energy efficiency. This applies to all homes, even ones built within the last decade or two whose windows might look fine. The extreme elements can damage windows, especially those that were low quality to start with. New energy-efficient windows allow your home to stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer. This is because the new windows are air tight as well as prevent outside temperature permeating into your home. Replacing your windows with new energy-efficient rated models helps keep your home’s temperature stable and comfortable.
The positive effects the windows have on your home and energy costs are only enhanced in the upper Midwest, where extreme temperature and wind is common several months of the year. This makes it that much more important for homeowners to invest in windows for their home. The replacement windows not only start paying for themselves immediately in energy savings, but also can have a dramatic effect on your home’s appearance. They can give your home an updated look which not only improves the interior and exterior appearance, but also increase its value.
If you would like more information on making your home more energy-efficient and more comfortable to live in, please contact Renewal By Andersen of Greater Michigan.