Truth About Replacing Your Windows and Doors

The Truth About Upgrading to Energy Efficient Windows and Doors

We’ve all heard about the benefits of replacing your windows and doors with energy efficient ones. For some of you, hearing about the benefits and savings was enough to make you invest in purchasing energy efficient windows and doors. For others, you may need more to be convinced. Well we have you covered. Glass Express Inc. came across an article in Atlanta Home Improvement Magazine that debunks the myths of energy efficient products.

Myth #1 – Replacing your windows and doors won’t really save that much energy

The Truth – Replacing old windows with energy efficient ones can save a significant amount of energy. In reports published by the U.S. Department of Energy and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in 2006, it was stated that if half the homes using single-pane windows in the U.S. upgraded to energy-efficient ones, approximately 20 million BTUs would be saved per year.

Myth #2 – Changing your windows and doors will cost more money than it will save

The Truth – Replacing the windows and doors of your home is an investment. However, it’s a worthwhile investment. Recovery of this investment in home value and energy savings is dependent upon the length of time you stay in your home after the replacement. Energy-efficient windows and doors can reduce monthly heating and cooling bills by up to 20%.

Myth #3 – It’s better to repair windows and doors than replace them. Repairs are less expensive and can make the windows and doors energy-efficient.

The Truth – If the repair is not quick and easy, then replacing your windows and doors is a better option.When you replace a window or door, you have the ability to choose from different style and energy ratings. When repairing a broken door or window, it’s almost impossible to increase its energy efficiency.

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Grants for Home Improvement

Are you living in a home with unsafe conditions? Do you have a disability that requires your home to have special features? Did answer yes to one or both of these questions but can’t afford to properly renovate your home? Well look no further, there may be grants available to help you.

Government Grants for House Repair:

Allied Grant Writers states that Federal Government grants for home improvement usually have strict procedures. Some of these programs provide financial assistance for renovation or improvement that has safety concerns or structural issues.

State and Local Governments:

The qualifications for state and local government grants vary substantially. These procedures are also strict.

Types of Renovations Approved:

  • Door widening
  • Ramp installation
  • Improving access to rooms or facilities
  • Providing a heating system suitable to your needs
  • Adapting heating or lighting controls to make them easier to use

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To view the available grants in Indianapolis, click here.

To find out more about grants offered by the Federal Government, click here.

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Does Replacing Your Window Really Save You Money?

I’m sure you have all been told that replacing your drafty windows can help save hundreds of dollars on your energy bills. Is this really true? Glass Express Inc. has decided to do the research for you. During our research, we came across a National Geographic article that discusses this topic.

According to National Geographic, homeowners can save up to $465 a year by replacing single-pane windows with Energy Star qualified windows, depending on the number of windows and where you live in the United States. However, the amount you can save by replacing double-pane windows is less than 25% of that amount (the most you can save is $111).

National Geographic also states that although replacing your glass windows will save you money on your energy bills, there may be more effective options. This includes insulating your home.

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