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If you’re like most homeowners, you’ve probably considered how you can improve your home’s efficiency by lowering bills and increasing your comfort while inside. You may have replaced appliances to use EnergyStar rated pieces that use less electricity and you may have installed water saving plumbing fixtures. Those concepts are helpful and worthy of applause, but more importantly is to consider the overall structure and how the house functions as a whole.
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You’ve bought a house you like. It passed inspection, you got a good deal comparative to the appraised value, the floor layout works well for you and your family, lighting is great, and you’ve even taken the time to get it decorated according to your tastes with furniture and artwork. Unless you’re a contractor yourself, you probably haven’t thought about other aspects of the home. Consider how windows and siding affect the home’s value whether you intend to resell it in the future or would like to lower your bills in the present.
New windows provide cosmetic and structural value to your home. Old windows are notorious for being little more than a hole in your wall while new windows are well known to provide better insulation and reduce your bills of heating in winter or cooling in summer. Whether you live in a new or older home, there are times to consider new windows, understand why windows are well worth their value, and understand both practical and cosmetic features new windows offer.
Winter weather comes and you have to stay warm. Power bills go up, gas or oil if they happen to be your heat source, but you have to stay comfortable in order to call your house a home. Fortunately, there are ways to keep such bills minimal so not only is your home comfortable, but you can rest assured your bank account remains stable as well. Assuming your home is well insulated, windows are the most common factor in heat loss, followed closely by drafty doors that allow heat to leak out and cold winter weather to come in.