Fall is finally here and as the weather starts to cool down from the extreme heat of summer, now is the perfect time to upgrade your windows before winter creeps in. If you have noticed a steady uptick in your energy costs or have felt any draftiness by your windows, you could be losing thousands of dollars every year to energy losses. With windows being one of the most common causes of lost energy, replacing your old windows with more energy-efficient options can quickly pay for itself. If you are interested in learning more about which windows are right for you or how you can make your home more energy-efficient, contact LEI Home Enhancements today. Here are a few reasons why now is the perfect time to upgrade your windows.
Beat The Winter Weather
Winter is just a few months away, and for most places in the United States, winter weather causes a massive uptick in energy costs. If you are interested in lowering your monthly energy bills, one of the easiest ways to save money is by replacing your old windows with energy-efficient products. There are several different ways to measure the energy efficiency of your windows, and having a basic understanding of these ratings can help you make the right financial decision to fit your budget and your space.
The U-factor, R-value, and solar heat gain coefficient all depict how your windows will perform and handle the weather and their insulation properties. U-factor is the rate at which a window conducts all non-solar heat flow. The R-value, on the other hand, measures how well your windows will resist the flow of heat. Finally, the solar heat gain coefficient measures how much energy from the sun is allowed through your windows. With a basic knowledge of these three values, you can easily find the windows that are perfect for your space without breaking your budget.
Historically Low Interest Rates
The past year has brought a litany of changes and strange occurrences that have reverberated across every industry. The housing market has hit a very unusual milestone, with property values way up over last year, certain markets have seen a 30% or higher annual growth rate. Although property values have skyrocketed, interest rates are at historic lows. These low interest rates mean that is the perfect time to refinance your home or to update your space by utilizing a home renovation loan. These loans allow you to utilize money from your mortgage to pay for upgrades on your home and to slowly pay that principle back through your monthly mortgage payments. With interest rates so low, these loans have become even more efficient and can easily help you pay for an addition, a renovation, or any other home project you are looking to tackle. These low interest rates are expected to rise with inflation, so make sure that you finance your replacement windows with LEI as soon as possible.
If you are interested in updating your windows or want to learn more about how you can make your home more energy-efficient, contact LEI Home Enhancements today. Our team of window experts will help you find the perfect solution to fit your needs without breaking your budget.