Denver Replacement Windows: Upgrade for Comfort and Reduce Energy Bills
June 29, 2010
Denver's winters with 62" of annual snowfall, and its summers with century-mark scorchers, are very tough on your windows. Old wooden window frames can create condensation on the panes, promoting dry rot and mold. And those little termites might be a problem as well. It's time to face the music with new technologies that can make your Denver windows an asset rather than a liability.
The timing is perfect. ENERGY STAR tax credits for your Denver windows expire at the end of 2010, so you might as well take advantage of this deal to defray some of the cost of replacement windows this year (installation and labor are not included). You can improve the comfort level in your home by installing vinyl, vinyl clad, wood clad, or fiberglass frames and efficient multi-pane glass. Double and triple pane windows with argon gas between the panes can help keep those heating and cooling bills down, too.
With a variety of beautiful choices and almost non-existent upkeep, replacement windows in Denver come in every imaginable style to match your house style. The wood clad windows have beautiful wood to match your interior decor with exterior surfaces clad in aluminum or vinyl for superior weather resistance. To qualify for the federal tax credit, you need replacement windows with a U-factor (thermal transfer rate of the entire window assembly) of 0.30, and a Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) of 0.30. Qualifying ENERGY STAR windows are labeled and your Denver window manufacturers or dealers can explain other ratings listed on the label.
Late spring to early fall is an ideal time for your new window installation. Start planning today!