Are Energy Saving Doors and Windows Worth The Investment?

I get this question all the time, “Are energy saving doors and windows worth the investment?”… and most of the time the answer is yes! To fully appreciate the benefits of investing in energy efficient doors and windows, you have to look at them from all angles.

First, let’s cover the basics:

Dallas Summers — The hot sweltering summers can send home air conditioning bills through the roof. Double or triple-paned windows keep cool air in and optimize window treatments in deflecting sunshine that can turn your home into an oven. Energy efficient front entry, patio and back doors accomplish the same thing, sealing off a sizable footprint where cool air can escape.

Dallas Winters — Even though states in the Northeast fare a lot worse in winter, Dallas sees its fair share of snow, sleet and driving winds. If all that’s standing between your warm home and those winds is a single pane of window glass or a drafty door, your heating bills will be as brutal as the weather. The average home loses as much as 30 percent of its home heating through drafty doors and windows.

Springtime in Dallas — Beyond temperature extremes, energy efficient windows and doors protect your home from the gusty winds that so often accompany thunderstorm season. Hail and debris can also do a number on your home; higher quality windows will stand up to wind or hail damage much better than a budget window, providing extra peace of mind and long-term savings.

Now let’s think about aesthetics:

Energy efficient doors and windows enhance the visual beauty of the home and will increase resale value if and when it’s time to sell. Front doors are considered a defining visual statement on a home’s exterior. While solid mahogany wood doors remain popular in Dallas and surrounding areas, if the door gets a lot of west sun, fiberglass or metal may be recommended to provide suitable energy savings and preserve the door from warping and fading.

Here are just a few window installs Hatfield Builders & Remodelers has recently completed:

Window Installs Hatfield Builders & Remodelers

Finally, let’s talk finances.

Many energy efficient doors and windows come with rebates and incentives from the manufacturer and from your local utility companies! There are a wide variety of windows and doors to choose from at every price point, so upgrading your own windows and doors does not need to break the bank.

If you intend to remodel your home soon and have contemplated updating your windows and doors, the Hatfield team will be sure to factor in all variables involved to make sure the correct style and level of efficiency are selected and installed properly.

Give us a call today to determine what would be best to turn home into an energy efficient one!

Posted on: October 1, 2014
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