Your home is an oasis and your escape to comfort from hot and humid summer days. However, you shouldn’t be paying for it with a high energy bill. That may be the tell-tale sign that it’s past time to get replacement windows. eieihome.com speaks to Gus George, owner of Platinum Home Design & Renovations Inc., to learn more on what homeowners need to know when looking to replace their old windows.
Know your home
Recognizing that it is time to replace your old windows can be difficult if you don’t know what to look for. Aging, drafty, and outdated windows may be the culprit in your high energy bill. Windows that you can’t repaint or fix with a new seal are a serious indicator. For homes that have old-fashioned single-glazed windows, replacement windows can save you anywhere from 10 to 25 percent per year in energy use as per Consumer Reports.
Find your pro
This may sound like a simple project you can tackle yourself, but don’t be fooled. “The window must be square and plumb. As well as properly shimmed and foam insulated,” continues Gus, “The interior also needs proper trim work”
In short, it would be best to leave this to the professionals particularly certified professionals like those at Platinum Home Design & Renovations. The company is among the select few that are part of the Window Wise Certification program that independently certifies and audits the window, the installation, and the contractor. Alongside the contractor guarantee, Window Wise unconditionally guarantees your window installation for 5 years.
Choose your style
There are many different designs and functions when it comes to windows. “Choosing a window that fits the design of your home as well as understanding all the energy efficient features can be a daunting task” says Gus. With this in mind, the staff at Platinum Home Design & Renovation is dedicated to answering any questions you may have or addressing all your concerns throughout the project.
Platinum Home Design & Renovation has a five star rating on eieihome.com with the positive reviews they have received from their previous clients. This speaks volumes to the service and commitment they provide allowing you a pain-free experience when you are looking to replace your windows.