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Rylie Nolan
Energy efficeint window replacement?
Rylie Nolan

The idea of my window replacement gained focus only after my kitchen window started to warp last this year and had almost become unable to close them. SO I though why not replace my windows on the whole. I was looking for window replacement and did some R&D. I then happened to read an article about energy efficient door & windows that keep the rooms warm in winter and cool in summer. I am thinking of hiring a window replacement service who deals with energy efficient windows in Toronto. I think its pretty cool idea to use these kind of windows. What could be the average cost of replacing windows with energy efficient windows? What are your opinion. Should I switch to the energy saving ones?

dj1
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dj1

Here in California, ALL windows must meet TITLE 24 for heating and cooling specs.

There are upgraded windows which exceed Title 24, but they are optional.

Your state should have something similar.

That being said, most windows, any kind, any frame will be about the same in energy savings. We are talking about NEW CONSTRUCTION WINDOWS, REPLACEMENT WINDOWS, WOOD FRAMED WINDOWS, ALUMINUM FRAMED WINDOWS, VINYL FRAMED WINDOWS.

Mastercarpentry
Re: Energy efficeint window replacement?
Mastercarpentry

If they are installed properly (and most aren't) replacement windows can go a long way to energy savings and comfort. After attic insulation, I think that energy-efficient windows and doors should be the next step in creating an energy efficient home. Dj1 is right regarding the new-construction types being better, but a good grade of replacements will serve you well and sometimes new-construction types are cost-prohibitive to install. Whichever you go with, don't get the cheapest ones, check the manufacturer's website for correct installation procedures, and most importantly watch the contractor to be sure they are not doing the job in any other manner. Be sure the contractor knows ahead ahead of time that you expect this and that you won't pay for anything else- you'll discover many low-cost contractors rescinding their offer which should get you to the better ones you need. You don't get what you don't pay for so pay a little more and you'll get a lot more in return over the long haul.

Phil

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