Discover how much energy you are losing through your windows - and the rest of your home.
Dr. Energy Saver dealers replace windows with energy efficient replacements. Being home energy experts, we also properly seal and insulate the windows, which eliminates that drafty feeling around new or old windows. Call us or contact us online today for a free window replacement price estimate.
What’s the difference between a window and a replacement window? This is a common question among many homeowners. Technically speaking, windows are installed in new construction, while replacement windows are installed in existing window openings. Replacement windows enable you to enjoy the beauty, function and energy efficiency of new windows without totally removing your old windows.
In most cases, only the glazed parts of the old window (referred to as the window sash) are removed. Your replacement window comes in its own frame sized to fit inside the jambs of your old window. The installation work is done from inside your house. No alterations to your exterior siding or trim are required.
Many companies manufacture replacement windows, and many local contractors or contracting companies install them. So how can you be sure you’re getting a quality window and a first-rate installation?
It's smart for any homeowner to be aware of the key factors that determine true, long-lasting value in a replacement window project. Here’s a quick summary:
A new window inside the old one. A replacement window is sized to fit inside an existing window frame after the sash units have been removed. Copyright @ 2002 The Family Handyman magazine. All Rights Reserved.
There are a number of ways to make your new, replaced or old windows more energy efficient. Dr. Energy Saver can help you decide which upgrades are best for your situation. For example, sometimes air-sealing is all that's required to stop air leakage around each window, so it's a good idea to caulk the trim.
Other options are to seal and insulate the shim space and to add window weatherstripping. To access the shim space, the window casing (trim) will need to be removed. The same casing can usually be reinstalled after sealing and insulating are done.
If your windows are loose in their jambs or don't close securely, weatherstripping will reduce energy losses significantly. Dr. Energy Saver will determine which types of weatherstripping are compatible with your windows, and then properly install the weatherstripping to help make your windows perform better.
This video talks about installing low-e basement replacement windows.
Replacing your old basement windows can help save energy in your home. Many times the basement windows get overlooked when retrofitting your home for energy efficiency and home energy savings. If your current windows look bad or are rotted or drafty, Dr. Energy Saver has the perfect basement windows for you.
New EverLast energy-efficient, all-vinyl basement windows can be installed to replace your old ones. These windows look much better, don't let the wind in, have double-pane glass, and never need paint - perfect for the damp environment close to the ground.
If you're in need of efficient, attractive windows to improve home comfort and reduce energy bills, Dr. Energy Saver has the services you need. Find your local dealer today and get started with an estimate!