We ask a lot of our windows. We demand units that seal tight when closed; that is until we want lots of air, and then we expect them to open with the flick of a finger. And we insist on historically accurate styles that look and act like wood, but never need painting.
Of course we also want glass transparent enough to let in the sunshine, yet strong enough to resist impact and block drafts, and sophisticated enough to prevent heat loss or gain. We also require windows that are easy to clean.
Getting all those needs met seemed impossible 25 years ago, when homeowners were actually walling up drafty windows to save on heating bills. Fast forward to the 21st century and you'll find that today's windows - to an amazing degree - let us have it all along with improvements in style and energy efficiency. Of course, none of these improvements matter if a window is not properly sealed or lets in water.
That's where A1 Handyman (208) 995-6457 residential window repair and installation services can help. We can make screen repairs, fix those windows that won't budge, add weatherstripping, install storm windows, and help you save on heating and cooling costs by installing replacement windows that are energy efficient.
Window features to consider
• Low-e glazing: The transparent, heat-reflective metal coating can add 10 to 15 percent to the cost of a window, but can reduce energy loss by 30 to 50 percent.
• Energy Star label: Based on standardized tests of actual products, this label identifies that a window meets threshold efficiency for a given climate zone.
• Stainless steel spacers with a thermal break: Unlike old-style spacers between the panes of insulated glass, these prevent conductive heat loss around pane perimeter.
• Tilt-in sash: Allows easy cleaning without climbing a ladder.
• Wood or plastic composite sash: Stronger than all-vinyl construction.
Every window, no matter how well made, represents a potential entry point for water and a loss of energy. So when having a window installed, make sure it stays weatherproof. Spending a few extra dollars in time and materials in the beginning will save hundreds of dollars' worth of repairs later on not to mention the amount of savings in heating and cooling costs.
Discover how A1 Handyman (208) 995-6457 can help make your home more efficient and valuable with our window repair and installation services. From minor screen repairs to installing replacement windows that are energy efficient, our A1 Handyman service technicians are reliable, experienced, knowledgeable. When you hire A1 Handyman, you get specialists who can handle any home improvement or repair project and our work is guaranteed.
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