Now is the Time for Replacement Windows
If you have been contemplating over replacement windows for some time now, you will not find better deals than are being offered today. With interest rates at an all time low and the government's tax incentive program for becoming energy efficient, you can't lose.
Vinyl windows are still the most popular choice with presenting flexible options for design and energy efficiency. Colorfast, vinyl windows never need painting and with being water resistance, you never have to worry about leakage. Double and triple pane windows have long replaced single pane windows and almost all vinyl windows come with a factory tested energy rating. New materials on the market include heat reflective windows and krypton gas between layers of glass. If you do not prefer vinyl, replacement windows also come in fiberglass, wood, vinyl-clad wood and aluminum.
If you are skeptical about the quality that vinyl windows offer, familiarize yourself with the different certifications that can guarantee your product. The AAMA (American Architectural Manufacturers Association) is an organization that puts windows and doors through performance tests for air leakage, water seepage and wind pressure. Quality control in the factory is also rated for quality control and surprise inspections by an independent firm. Having AAMA-certified windows will also increase the value of your home, proving that your replacement windows are quality certified.
Buying quality vinyl replacement windows can qualify you for 30% of your cost, up to $1500 through the Federal Government's Energy Credit Program. Some state and local governments may also have energy programs as well. In addition to the amount of money you will be saving on your winter heating costs and cooling costs during the summer months, this is like money in the bank.
Perhaps you are considering getting creative with the present look of your home. Bay windows, Palladian windows, skylights are all available to completely change the look and style of your home. Options that you never imagined can be done with replacement windows. Take a stroll through your local building supply store, visit a replacement window dealer showroom or browse through the Internet to see what is now a possibility in new modern updates to your home.
Always check out the qualifications and reputation of your installers. Make sure that they have an excellent standing in the community. There are always companies and individuals that will do the job for half the cost but this is usually what you get, half a job. Take advantage of the energy benefits of today and the amount of money that you can save. You can easily have your dream home right where you are with a few cosmetic and energy saving replacement windows.