Puyallup Window & Door Replacement
If you’ve been shopping around for new windows, chances are you’ve heard of energy efficient ones. What exactly are they, and how are they better for you? We’re a Puyallup window replacement company that’s often been asked this question, so we’ve put together this mini-guide for you.
What Are Energy Efficient Windows?
They are windows designed in a way that helps them insulate your home better against the weather. This is done with the help of modern technology and clever solutions, including window glazes, tightly-sealed edges, insulated frames, and by filling the gap between the window panes with inert gases. If you want affordable options, get in touch with our Puyallup window and door company.
Are They Expensive?
When getting new windows, you first and foremost need to know what the price range is. Energy efficient windows cost anywhere between $750-$3,000, with vinyl windows being more competitively priced and Wood or Clad Wood windows being on the more expensive price spectrum. This includes labor cost, and the cost of replacing your current window frames (if you want them replaced). The amount will vary based on the frame’s material, the gas used and the number of windows installed, but they’re generally an excellent investment – you’ll see why in the next answer.
What Are The Benefits Of Installing Energy Efficient Windows?
There are two main benefits of installing energy efficient windows. The first is that it’s better for the environment. Since you’ll be using less energy to heat and cool your home, you’ll be using less electricity. The production of electricity generates a lot of emissions, so by using less of it you’re effectively lowering your carbon footprint.
The second benefit is that since the windows will help you save energy, your heating and cooling costs will go down immediately. Since your utility bills will be lower, you’ll save money and eventually make up for the cost of the windows. In an average home, you can save up to $583 per year when replacing single-pane windows with ENERGY STAR approved ones.
How Do Energy Efficient Windows Work?
As window installers in Puyallup, we’ve had many customers ask us this. As mentioned previously, inert gases, double or triple glazing and coatings help your windows become more efficient. These all help insulate your home better, albeit in different ways, and they can be combined for better results. For an in-depth explanation, feel free to visit our Renton showroom, which is roughly 27 minutes away from Puyallup.
Do We Keep Energy-efficient Windows?
Yes, we do. We keep products from excellent companies such as Milgard, and they have numerous environmentally-friendly products in their line. Milgard, as an ENERGY STAR partner, has various options based on the coating, number of panes, window spacers, and SHGCs. We recommend Milgard because of their dedication to quality and innovative product line, as well as their full lifetime warranty, which covers any defects in materials or workmanship for as long as you own the home.
About Lake Washington Windows and Doors
We’re a Puyallup window replacement company that’s dedicated to the cause of the environment. That is why we only keep long-lasting, energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly products. The good news is that technology has made it such that helping the environment can be very convenient – so you can actually save money and increase comfort, for instance, by choosing the eco-friendly option.
We’d love to talk further on this subject, and help you choose the right windows and doors for your home. For any questions, call us at 425-255-2600, or visit our Renton office. We’re open Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 4:30 PM.