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The Benefits of Replacing Old Windows

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There are a few home improvements that can have a multiple-impacts on the value of your home. Replacing old, inefficient windows is one of those improvements. New, energy-efficient windows can add value and comfort to your home in many ways. Here some of the benefits you can realize when you replace old windows.

Energy Savings

One of the biggest benefits of installing new windows is the possible energy savings. Older or poor-quality windows can seep air or have ineffective insulation. Choosing Energy Star windows for replacing those old windows can add up to significant energy savings off your heating and cooling bills, paying for your new windows over time.


There is a plethora of options in design for new windows, giving your home a new look. This can update the style of your home, adding to your curb appeal that can increase the value of your home.


A cold draft can make your home uncomfortable on those chilly days. Updating your windows to well-insulated versions can stop the cold drafts and help maintain a higher comfort level in your home.

Cost vs Value

New windows in your home is one of the best cost-to-value home improvements you can make to your home. The addition of energy-efficient windows can increase the value of your home, on top of ongoing energy savings, making it one of the wisest investments.

If your old windows are no longer efficient or are detracting from the beauty of your home, it may be time to replace them with new, more-efficient models. Talk to your local home contractor about installing new windows to gain these many benefits to your home.

Posted on behalf of:
Atwood Home Builders
227 W 8
th Ave
Homestead, PA 15120
(412) 638-1262


Three Changes to Make Your Home Green

Are you dismayed every time you open your energy bill? Even if you are careful to monitor your heating and cooling, turn off all unused lights and do other energy-saving tricks, it may be your home that is wasting energy, not you. Older homes with single-paned windows, shingle siding and an older roof could be leaking energy at the seams. Upgrading any of these three areas of your home can make it greener and much more energy efficient.

Vinyl Siding

Not only does vinyl siding look great and offer low maintenance, it can also improve your energy efficiency. Another green aspect is that it does not need constant painting that adds more chemicals to the environment.

New roofing

An old roof can be a money pit for your home. Shingles need to be repaired, leaks can cause water and mold damage, and your heating bill can be literally going through the roof. A quality new roof is a great investment in your home, cutting down on repair and energy costs.

New Windows

If your windows are leaking in the cold or hot outside air, you are fighting a losing battle trying to keep the air in your home comfortable. Newer windows can make a large difference in your energy bills, often paying for themselves in just a few years.

On top of saving you money and being a green choice, new siding, roofing or windows can all add value to your home. Everyone appreciates a home that is green and energy efficient. If your homes needs any of these three major sources of energy loss, talk to your local home improvement company about upgrading your home for a greener future.

Posted on behalf of:
Atwood Home Builders
227 W 8th Ave
Homestead, PA 15120
(412) 638-1262

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