In an increasingly eco-conscious world, homeowners are looking for newer ways to save on energy while decreasing their impact on the planet. Replacing older windows with impact resistant windows, adding storm windows or using window film can reduce the energy loss within a home up to 30 percent. Homeowners also gain the added benefit of storm protection with hurricane resistant windows.
A complete replacement of single-pane windows with impact resistant windows can significantly reduce your energy loss but is the most costly option. This can save not only on your heating bills but also improves the resale value of your home. You can choose from different varieties of hurricane resistant windows to improve the appearance of your home while protecting your home from storm damage.
Install Storm Windows
Storm windows remain one of the most cost-effective options for homeowners seeking to reduce their heating and cooling bills. There are indoor and outdoor versions available with an energy coating to provide high or low energy gain depending on the climate of the region. Some types of windows are available with screens to help cool the home in the warmer seasons.
For those looking for a temporary solution, window films are a quick solution to provide improved energy efficiency. You can choose from films that are applied to the window or a plastic that is installed to your window frame. The surface films are rated to inform homeowners how much heat gain they can expect and how easy it is to see through them. Unfortunately, the cost of window films makes other options a better long-term choice.