Quarve Contracting
Monday 8 February 2016

MN Replacement Windows - A Wise Investment

Posted by at 9:00 AM

How comfortable is the inside of your home this winter?  Are you snug and toasty warm, or do you feel a chilly draft as you're trying to enjoy the game on TV?  Do you need an extra blanket on the bed at night? The culprit could be your windows.  If your home has those older, huge, single pane windows, then you might consider replacing them. These older windows generally fall under one of two categories. The first is that they may be pencil slim with gaps around the window within the caulk, meaning that they allow heat that should stay inside your home to quietly and quickly escape. Not to mention those leaky windows are also letting that cold winter wind inside your home.  This is especially true if you've got windows with only single pane glass. The second category is windows with two panes of glass.  In older windows, you may see moisture and haze sitting in between these two panels, making your view somewhat foggy.  If this is the case with your double pane windows, it means that the seals on your windows have broken down and that they are also allowing heat to escape without you realizing it.   Those broken seals also trap moisture in between the glass where it should not be.  Since it's warm inside and cold outside, that moisture condenses, causing the foggy appearance. In either case, you really should consider replacing your old windows with new energy-saving replacement windows. The up-to-date technology that is used in window manufacturing today is putting the old ways of window manufacturing to shame.  And now there are numerous options for you to choose from that can make your new windows even more energy efficient. One of the best is to choose Low-E double pane glass.  This highly effective material block’s out up to 80% of the sun’s ultraviolet rays in order to protect your cherished home furnishings from the damaging effects of the sun’s rays. (Learn more about Low-E glass here.) Another option is gas filling (usually argon).  Gas is trapped between double or triple-pane windows in order to reduce heat transfer, which, in the long run will give you noticeable energy savings as well as more comfort in your home. No matter what you're looking for when choosing to replace your old windows with new energy-efficient replacement windows, we have an option that will be perfect for you.   New replacement windows will pay for themselves in the long run, as you will be able to keep the heat you're paying for inside your home.  Plus quality energy-efficient windows can add value to your home. Contact our professional and helpful window team, as we specialize in customer satisfaction and pride ourselves on our customer service.  We are a licensed MN home remodeling contractor, and we install energy-efficient windows from a variety of manufacturers. Quarve Contracting serves the entire Minneapolis and St. Paul metro area with exterior home improvement solutions.