Thursday, October 23, 2008
Energy efficient windows are available in many shapes, sizes, and styles-single pane, double pane, and triple pane, casement and double hung and more. There are energy efficient windows to meet any practical and aesthetic need. Energy conservation in the home is no longer limited to only the plain and functional.
Not only are energy efficient everyday window styles easy to find, but there are many other specialty styles that use the same energy efficient technologies. For example, sliding patio doors and skylights can now be made of efficient materials, and bay windows can be built using various components of other energy efficient window systems. Energy efficient windows not only help the environment and your utility bills, but also increase curb appeal and add value to your home.
Especially if you’re a first time homebuyer, you need to be aware of how different systems in your home impact energy costs, contribute to home values, and require upkeep in the years ahead. An experienced realtor can point out some things to consider as you balance these concerns, but the blog posts below might be helpful as well: