Installing new windows might not seem like a high-priority project, but it can benefit your home in a myriad of different ways. Older houses tend to have outdated window systems that barely manage to keep out the sun, wind, and heat. More modern advancements in technology, designs, and installation techniques have greatly improved the efficiency of today’s windows.
Our company, Midlands Roofing, specializes in all of your roofing and exterior remodeling needs. That includes gutters, siding, and window replacements in Lexington.
Our Lexington window replacement contractors work with an impressive catalog of high-efficiency windows typically made from vinyl and available in various styles. There’s no reason to continue relying on outdated windows when they are dragging your home’s value down and your energy bill up.
With Midlands Roofing, replacing your windows is faster, more reliable, and more affordable than ever. All you need to do is contact our staff and schedule a consultation.
Call our office today at 803-414-6801 for your free window replacement estimate.
Major Benefits of Replacing Your Windows with High-Efficiency Windows
Many of our customers come to us because they’ve noticed their energy bills climbing higher and higher every year. They’ve tried working with HVAC specialists, inspected the house for air leaks, and cleaned the ducts, but to no avail.
It often turns out that their outdated windows are the problem. A window’s efficiency is determined by a few key factors.
The first factor is its U-rating, which conveys how much heat transfer the window allows between the outside and inside of the home. A lower U-rating means the window transfers less heat and thus helps maintain a constant temperature.
Less Solar Heat Radiation Transfer
The next consideration is how much solar heat radiation passes into the home. Some windows pass solar radiation straight through the glass and other windows absorb the radiation and transfer it indoors.
Both of these greatly lower the efficiency of the window. A high-efficiency window transfers less radiation allowing it to stay cool indoors when it’s warm outside.
Visible Light Without Transferring Heat
Finally, you need to consider how much visible light can pass through the window. Allowing more light to pass through does not mean that more heat needs to pass through. A high-efficiency window will allow more daylight to pass through the glass without transferring heat.
If more light comes through the windows, then you’ll rely less on electrical lighting and save energy.
Lower Energy Bills
All of these factors point to one major benefit of upgrading your windows to high-efficiency windows: you’ll save money on your energy bill.
On average, homeowners save between $125 and $500 per year when they upgrade to high-efficiency windows, depending on where they live. Over time, the money you’ve saved from the replacement will surpass the cost of the new windows by a large margin.
Improve Your Home’s Resale Value
That’s not the only financial benefit of new windows. The windows we install at Midlands Roofing can help boost the resale value of your home. Window replacements have become one of the smartest investments of the last decade. Many homeowners experience a return on their investment as high as 95 percent.
What Type of High-Efficiency Window Does Midlands Roofing Offer?
As far as high-efficiency windows are concerned, there’s only one material that’s worth the investment: vinyl.
We install vinyl windows on a regular basis throughout Lexington, Chapin, Columbia, and the surrounding areas. And there’s a reason that vinyl is the most commonly requested material. They have a long list of advantages with very few disadvantages.
Vinyl has become an extremely popular building material for many parts of the home’s exterior because of how affordable and easy to install it is. No other material is as affordable as vinyl yet it still manages to be more energy efficient than most of the alternatives.
Vinyl windows are a very low-risk high-reward investment that will continue to pay off for decades.
Vinyl is also extremely easy to care for. Some alternatives like wood and steel require constant maintenance or they will peel, rot, or rust. You don’t have to worry about any of those problems when you decide to go with vinyl. Vinyl is resistant to heat, rain, corrosion, pests, and nearly everything else the Lexington environment might try to throw at it.
In terms of efficiency, vinyl is a very effective insulator. Not only will it prevent heat transfer but it will prevent noise transfer as well. If you live near one of the busier streets in Lexington, then installing high-efficiency vinyl windows can help you keep the loud noises outside where they belong.
3 Types of Window Styles Offered By Midlands Roofing
Style may not affect energy efficiency but it can affect the resale value as well as your confidence in your home. We all want windows that look good and reflect our stylistic choices.
There are three major categories of window styles, each with its own unique twists and variations. Some of these styles can even be combined to offer the best of both worlds.
Single/Double Hung Windows
This refers to how many sections of the window are movable. In a single hung window, only the bottom half of the window can be opened.
In a double-hung window, either half of the window can be opened.
Single-hung windows are still more common but double-hung windows do offer the advantage of superior ventilation when opened.
Tired of flies, gnats, and mosquitoes coming into your kitchen every time you open a window? Screen windows are an extremely simple solution that will continue to allow airflow while still blocking the pests. They are also useful for pet owners who want their cats to stay inside while the windows open.
Grids are a classic choice that has been used for hundreds of years to add a stylistic twist to any window. Grids can be placed over the outside of a window or between the glass panels on double-pane windows. There are dozens of different grid styles available influenced by residential architecture across the country.
For Lexington Window Replacement, Contact Midlands Roofing Today!
Your windows are a major part of your home life even if you don’t realize it. They have a large impact on how much light and heat exist in any room. If you want to get control of those factors, then you need to install high-efficiency vinyl windows.