Replacement Windows and Screens - Save Money and Stop Bugs
July 10, 2009
Tired of paying high energy bills? Sick of swatting mosquitoes all night? If your old, inefficient windows are driving you buggy, installing replacement windows and screens could be the answer.
Because today's new replacement windows are more energy-efficient, thanks to new bug-stopping window screens, you'll be able to take advantage of cool evening breezes without inviting mosquitoes and other small pests into your home.
Save Big Bucks with Replacement Windows
According to the U.S. Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency, replacement windows not only help you to use less energy, they also save you money. In fact, by installing new Energy Star qualified windows, the typical homeowner can save as much as $110 a year over double-paned clear glass replacement windows and as much as $450 per year when replacing single-pane windows. What's more, in addition to helping you realize a substantial energy savings, replacement windows also have the advantage of giving you improved views from inside your home to the outside world.
See Better and Save Even More with New Window Screens
Unfortunately, after upgrading to new windows, many homeowners find themselves removing their old, out-dated screens in order to enjoy their new views, allowing mosquitoes and other flying pests into their homes. It makes sense, then, to upgrade your screens when you upgrade your windows. One solution worth asking your contractor about is the new, nearly invisible, fine-mesh stainless steel window screens. These new window screens not only provide you with nearly unobstructed views through your replacement windows, but because they screens are so fine, they have the added advantage of keeping out a greater number of insects. This means you'll use less energy and save even more money by keeping your windows open in the evening to take advantage of cool evening breezes without fear of being pestered by the buzz of mosquitoes at night.
If you want to save money, use less energy, and take advantage of cool summer breezes, it could be time to consider installing new replacement windows and screens.
About the Author
AJ Fanter is a freelance writer based in Reno, NV.