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Oct262009

Right windows for you

That is right, the weather is changing, temperatures are dropping and you are wondering how you can save money on those ever increasing energy and fuel costs. It could be as simple as upgrading your windows to a higher standard. Today's vinyl windows exceed any previous design and can save you fuel and energy all year long.

The right thing to do would be to insulate yourself better from the changing energy prices by making your house more energy efficient. This is where a quality replacement window can make the difference. Look for the energy star rating and the new higher thermal efficiency to get a government incentive rebate for next year.

Vinyl replacement windows are made custom to any size needed, so they fit your house right and can be made in almost any shape and design. Various different options in glass design and insulation quality can yield a savings in your energy bills of 40-60%.

Installation is simple and usually has a low impact on the house itself. A simple removal of the sashes from your old frames, and inspection and preparation of the original case work and making it tight, is necessary and then calking and installation of the new windows is accomplished.

This can be a good home owner project but don't make any mistakes as windows are custom made and you own any mistake you make.

The right decision for you may be to hire a competent window installer or remodeling specialist. The small cost of a professional who has the experience and proper tools to facilitate proper installation and repairs may actually save you money in the long run.

I have made some special tools for blowing in insulation around window jambs to fill old weight pockets, so the job can be done right the first time and can easily cut out old rotted sills and replace them anew or rap them in aluminum trim coil. Even with the cost of new windows, most replacement windows done with Harvey's vinyl replacements and a careful approach to cost can be done for under $300 per window without a reduction in quality and as low as $225 in some cases.

Every job has its own nuances so a personal onsite inspection and quote must be done to insure a proper price evaluation and analysis to insure the job is done right and to the best economic package for the consumer. Special care to inspect for rot will expose any solutions needed to fit the window correctly to insure all repairs necessary are completed to make the window weather tight for years to come.

Most good quality vinyl windows have lifetime warranties of parts and material and 20 years on the glass, which gives you ample protection against any failure. Some companies will give you a life time warrantee if you are willing to pay 2-3 times more for the windows but that pretty much tells you where your money is going.

The right window for the right price is a nice thing and we can supply that with the Harvey's brand vinyl replacement window installed by Hoen Carpentry.

www.ronhoehn.com

603-893-6610

 

 

 

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