More than 72 percent of Sacramento’s days are, on average, sunny. According to climate data, the Sacramento area gets 188 sunny days and another 117 partly sunny days every year. That magnificent, welcoming sun makes our area beautiful, but it also takes a toll on energy bills, home interiors and your home’s windows.
Poorly fitting, thinly insulated or damaged windows will add a lot of expense to your monthly heating and cooling bills. The Energy Information Administration estimates that up to a third of an average home’s heat loss happens through doors and windows. In summer, your home loses valuable cool air through the same drafty windows.
While caulking and weatherstripping around your old windows can help, nothing will reduce the loss of heated or cooled air if:
- Your existing windows do not fit and move well in their frames
- The glazing is cracked or broken
- The windows have insufficient insulation in their frames and between the glazing layers
- The windows have only single glazing (one layer of glass)
Sacramento’s tremendous solar insolation (this is the amount of sunlight we receive, not to be confused with insulation) means the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays can get into your home and fade carpets, rugs, upholstery, curtains, artwork and more. Unless you purchased windows with sun-resistance in mind, your existing windows probably do very little to block harmful UV damage.
The Andersen windows Straight Line Construction installs on a daily basis in the Sacramento area are specifically designed to block harmful rays. Low-E glass works like sunscreen to protect your home interior from UV light.
Windows are the eyes of your home. They allow you to take in the stunning Sacramento sunsets and watch your kids play in the back yard. They also let friends and visitors see your home and its interior. Windows that have broken frames, chipped paint, ill-fitting storm windows or cracked glazing not only disrupt your view out, they cast a poor image on your home from the outside.
Replacement windows, available in many designs to match any home’s style, can give your home a much-needed facelift and add value to your property.
If you are ready to give your Sacramento-area home a facelift with the beauty and value of new windows from leading manufacturers like Andersen and Anlin, contact us at Straight Line Construction today.