The Benefits of Replacement Windows

windowInvesting in replacement windows isn’t just about improving the look of your home exterior. In fact, new windows provide many more benefits than just that.

Energy Efficiency

According to the EPA (The United States Environmental Protection Agency), the average home can save anywhere from $126 – $465 per year by replacing their inefficient single-pane windows with ENERGY STAR-certified windows. Typically these savings are gained by installing double-pane windows with low-e glass.

If you’re unfamiliar with the term low-e, this should help: Low-e stands for low-emissivity, and low-e windows are windows where the panes have been coated with a thin coating of material that makes them more energy efficient. Windows with low-e coating reflect more heat away from the surface of the glass, making them more efficient at keeping heat inside in the winter and cool air inside in the summer.

Cost-effectiveness and Safety

When it comes to energy efficient windows, multi-pane windows with low-e coating are the cream of the crop. In fact, they are the most cost-effective way to increase the efficiency of your windows. And that’s not all, they can also help reduce the amount of dangerous UV radiation that enters your home, protecting people and your furnishings.

Property Values

Studies have shown that the two most important factors that shoppers consider when they’re looking at homes are energy efficiency and exterior maintenance. New homeowners simply don’t want to buy a home that needs a lot of exterior maintenance, which old windows do. Replacement windows are low-maintenance and energy efficient, which gives them added curb appeal and value with most shoppers, even more than things like location and proximity to schools and parks.

Free Estimates for Replacement Windows

If you’re considering investing in replacement windows for your home, visit our website for more information about our replacement windows or call us today for your FREE ESTIMATE. We can help you explore your options.

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Include Replacement Siding in Your Spring Cleanup Plans

jbs-home-sidingWith spring rains comes the potential of leaks and damage. If your home’s exterior has seen better days, now may be the time to consider including replacement siding in your spring cleanup plans.

Siding’s importance in protecting your home from weather and the elements can’t be overstated. It’s like an envelope (literally), that wraps around your home and protects it. Plus, it provides extra insulation and a fast, economical way to dramatically improve your home’s exterior appearance. In fact, depending on the size of your house and your home’s architecture, it’s possible to have replacement siding put on your entire house in just a day. One day!

One of the many reasons that siding is so popular with homeowners is that it comes in so many different choices. In fact, homeowners considering new siding can choose:

  • Engineered wood (in planks or shingles). Wood siding may look great when it’s new but it requires regular maintenance (like painting) and is susceptible to insect damage and rot.
  • Stone (genuine or engineered). Provides great protection but often costs more than most homeowners are prepared to spend.
  • Brick. Like stone, a popular but expensive choice.
  • Metal (aluminum). Metal siding unfortunately rarely provides adequate insulation and can often show signs of being dented or scratched.
  • Vinyl. The most popular replacement siding choice with homeowners, vinyl siding is usually seen as offering the best value.
  • Fiber cement. This siding is ultra durable, and resists damage even more than vinyl.

There are many reasons homeowners choose vinyl siding. Not only is it virtually maintenance-free (no more worries about peeling paint or wood rot!), it doesn’t warp the way some other types of siding can. In fact, the only maintenance that vinyl siding needs is an occasional wipe down or gentle power washing with a hose.

If your siding is more than 10 years old, you may want to consider having a professional siding contractor come out to inspect it. Advancements in manufacturing and technology have meant significant improvements in siding, with today’s siding being more impact resistant and providing even better insulation than older types. Some types of siding even offer better sound insulation too.

Free Estimates for Replacement Siding

If you’re considering investing in new replacement siding, visit our website for more information about the types of siding we carry or call us today for your FREE ESTIMATE. We can help you explore your options, including the different styles and warranties that each option offers.