As the number one trusted installer of replacement windows in Houston, we get a lot of questions regarding windows through our website. While most of these inquiries are about the availability and cost of replacement windows in Houston—the top questions deal with the actual value and necessity of replacement windows and how to determine the need for them. In short, people want to know if replacement windows are really worth the investment? The answer is a resounding yesand for multiple reasons. But, take it from other homeowners like yourself who have sent us in these and other top questions, trying to debate whether replacement windows are worth it.
The 8 Burning Questions Regarding Replacement Windows In Houston
Q: Do Replacement Windows Really Pay For Themselves Or Is That Just Slick Marketing?
A: To be honest, we aren’t surprised by this question given this cliché statement’s overusein selling all kinds of products. However, in the case of replacement windows in Houston—it’s the absolutetruth. If you purchase our high-quality, highly efficient windows you will see significant energy savings. Now, savings will vary, and it is also dependent on the energy efficiency of the rest of your home. For example, if you buy energy efficient replacement windows, but have old doors with broken seals that leak air—the energy efficiency of the windows will be negated some by the inefficiency of your old doors. In cases like these, it’s probably a good idea when buying windows from Superior, to also look at replacement doors, or at the very least replace the weather-stripping. All that aside, if everything else in your home is optimized then you will feel the full effect of energy efficient replacement windows in your wallet. Vinyl or fiberglass framed windows with double or triple pane glass will help you recoup your investment and increase the value of your home as well.
Q: How Do Energy-Efficient Replacement Windows Save Me Money?
A: Every time we get this question, it is usually from someone that is having a hard time keeping their house cool during the Houston summers. Their house has a perfectly capable AC unit, but yet theirutility bills are sky high and the house is always warm. The most common reason for this is cheap contractor windows or old, single-pane windows. The problem is, with either of these windows is that they provide very little or no insulative properties at all. Just because you buy a new house doesn’t mean the new windows are efficient. In fact, usually the opposite—contractors use the cheapest windows available unless you pay for an upgrade when building. Replacement windows in Houston need to have high insulative properties to combat the Texas heat. The double and triple gas-filled panes on our replacement windows work together with the highly insulated frames to create a seal that keeps hot air outand cold air in during the summer. The specialized glass panes that reduce heat conduction help manage the comfort level in your home without using as much of your AC. Bottom line—your house stays cooler using less electricity via the AC and you get a better return on your investment because of saved energy costs. So yes, replacement windows in Houston not only help battle the summer heatbut also battle your high utility bills and save you money.
Q: How Often Should I Have To Replace Windows In My Home?
A: Windows, just like roofing and siding, area major component of your home and should last about 20 years if they are of good quality. Sadly many of the homeowners getting replacement windows in Houston have only had their new homes under 10 years. This is because as mentionedbeforewhen developers build new homes, they use the absolute cheapest windows possibleunless an upgrade is ordered. This keeps their cost to a minimum but leaves homeowners with windows that will not last very long. These windows also do a poor job of sealing the home and really only look good, they don’t perform well at all. So, it just depends on the quality of your existing windows. With new replacement windows in Houston, they should have no problem lasting 20 years with very little maintenance or issues.
Q: What Material Makes For The Best Window Frame?
A: Vinyl or fiberglass window frames that are constructed using multi-chamber construction and fusion welds on the corners will give you the most efficiency insulatedframes like these are most effective when combinedwith Low-E glass.
Q: Is There A Certain Glass I Should Consider In My Windows?
A: For replacement windows in Houston, at the very minimum, you need to have Low-E Glass. Honestly, if you are going to make the investment go head and at least go a step above basic. Double and triple-pane windows that are gas filled will offer the best insulation from summer hear. The gas, usually Argon or Krypton acts as a barrier between the outside heat or cold and your home.
Q: Which Has The Biggest Impact On Energy Efficiency—The Glass Or The Frame?
A: The majority of a window is comprised of glass, around 70% to be exact, so your largest opportunity to save on energy is going to be in the glass you choose. Let’s not forget, however, that the frame still comprises 30% of the window. If you choose a cheap frame, you’ll have great glass that protects against the heatbut leaks air around the frame. This is why Superior uses only glass and frames that are constructed for the absolute best in insulation and efficiency.
Why Should I Buy Replacement Windows From Superior?
A: When people think of replacement windows in Houston most of them come to Superior. It’s not because we have a fancy showroom or make gimmicky $99.00 window deals. It is because we control the window process from manufacture to installation. We weren’t satisfied with the quality and variety of windows in the industry when we started—so we made our own. We haven’t looked back since and simply offer a better, more efficient window than our competitors.
Our windows will add value and curbside appeal to your home in addition to saving you money on energy bills. When you need replacement windows in Houston contact superior and speak to one of our window specialists—we’ll come out and look at your home and provide you with a competitive and fair estimate. Contact us today!