You wouldn’t think that repairing a broken window would help the environment, but it does. The more electricity you use, the bigger your carbon footprint. Fixing and replacing your broken, worn, and outdated windows can save you money but it can also help save the planet. It’s less expensive than buying energy star-rated appliances and can save you just as much money if not more.
We harp on this a lot, but we do live in a harsh desert environment here in Arizona. We have extreme temperature variations and our heating and cooling systems bear the brunt. Just as we carefully select the insulation factors of our homes, we need to put the same thought into windows. A great deal of energy both enters and escapes through poorly fitted windows.
Most homes in Arizona were built before dual paned low-e windows were the new home construction standard. If you have a home that was built before 2002, chances are you do not have dual panes or solarized tinting on your windows. To replace windows can be a costly venture. However, if you replace the GLASS in the windows, it is much less expensive. Glass King can reglaze your windows to help keep out the sun, light, and noise. This is much more effective than tinting, and you never have to worry about bubble, fading, peeling, or weird lighting conditions. Ninety percent of the heat transmitted through a window can be eliminated with the right solarized glazing. That is a significant reduction in your energy bill and in your carbon footprint.
Poorly fitted windows are also a common problem in Arizona where home building methods have been slipshod in the past. Glass King doesn’t just do window glass repair, they also replace mechanical parts such as rollers, latches, locks, hinges, and more. Those moving parts, when stuck, can let a lot of hot air in and cool air out in the summer and the reverse in winter. This can put a strain on your heating and cooling system and your wallet over time. Making sure that your windows are properly fitted and operational isn’t just energy-efficient and money-saving; it helps secure the home as well.
There are a wide variety of low-e and solarized glass units that are available on the market today. Making a selection can be difficult. Call Glass King at 480-389-5656 for a free consultation with one of our glass experts today. You’ll be surprised at how affordable it is to go green, save money, and improve the value of your home.