How New Windows Can Make Your Summer Better

Buffalo is known for a lot of things, and the weather is one of them. We are known for frigid winters, but our summers can get pretty hot! Homeowners want to feel comfortable in their home during every season, especially without paying an arm and a leg for heating and cooling bills. Heat gain and heat loss through windows are responsible for 25%-30% of residential heating and cooling use. With warm weather approaching, new windows can make a huge difference for homeowners in need of energy efficiency. Whether you want to replace the windows in your home and update some to improve efficiency, there are benefits you will experience either way:

Improve energy efficiency & comfort 

ENERGY STAR®-certified windows focus on improving the insulation of your home, delivering quality performance and energy savings. Selecting the right kind of windows can make your home 15%-30% more energy efficient than the average home! When your windows are more insulated, the heat flow in your home is regulated at a higher level -- resulting in a much lower cost to heat or cool your home. When it gets to be 90 degrees and high humidity this summer, you don’t want to stress about turning up the AC.

At Stockmohr, we’re proud to offer a range of ENERGY STAR®-certified windows for your home. Another great option for enhancing energy efficiency is Velux Solar Powered Skylights. These skylights are an excellent way to transform a room by bringing in natural light and fresh air. The best part? Homeowners with solar-powered skylights, like Velux solar skylights, can look to receive a 30% tax credit. Smarter energy use comes with rewards! That means you have the opportunity to get an immediate return on your investment, in addition to saving on heating and cooling. With this type of efficiency, summer can’t come soon enough.

While it may seem secondary to some, updating or replacing your windows includes the option to add new insect screens. Who doesn’t want to enjoy a few summer days with the windows open? Well, people without proper bug screens surely do not. Some older windows were not built with the option of screens, but new windows can change that. 

Increase home value 

Windows bring beauty, comfort and protection to the home; these are all considered valuable to potential buyers. Even if you don’t plan on selling your home anytime soon, the value of your home is something you want to keep in mind in order to protect and enhance your investment. In 2017, window replacement provided a 73% cost recoup for homeowners. Not only will you save money on energy bills, the value of new windows almost fully pays for itself in the value it brings to your home. 

An expert installation

Energy-efficient windows require proper installation to ensure performance and comfort. You’ll want your windows installed by trained professionals, especially when it comes to your home. Window installation will vary depending on the type of window and home, so enlisting a professional is typically the best method. Thinking of repairing or replacing your windows in time for summer? Our experts at Stockmohr are happy to help with any questions you may have at our free in-home consultations.