Windows for Winter - Why Double Panes Save Energy

Getting Ready for Winter Energy Savings?

Energy efficient windows not only conserve heating energy during the winter, but help keeps things cooler in the warmer months. Leaky and inefficient windows can cause up to 25%-40% of the average household energy bill. In Salem, that can add up. Energy efficient windows can help to reduce those costs both in the winter and summer. Plus, we can save you up to 40% on the costs of windows. Think about those reduced costs also!

A Good Investment
There are a few good reasons to invest in energy efficient windows if you plan to stay in your home.
> Saving money on your energy costs are the main reason.
> There may be tax savings. Check the Energy Trust of Oregon web site to see if you qualify.
> New windows can improve curb appeal and increase resale value. According to a study by Remodeling magazine and Realtor magazine, homeowners can expect to recoup about 93% for vinyl or wood window replacement.

A Great Resource for Understanding Energy Efficient Windows

More benefits and details can be found at an excellent resource  - the Efficient Windows Collaborative -a website.  The web site has a window selection tool that helps you determine an approximate change in annual energy use given your home type, window type and geographic region. 

Energy Audit Can Give Details for Energy Savings

An energy audit can help you see what the potential savings are for replacing your windows. Check out this information page - Energy Audits - and get the information you need to make an informed decision. Also view this this information page with a telephone number to arrange an energy audit - except that the toll free number prefix is 866 and not 888. Portland General Residential Energy Savings. The Energy Trust of Oregon will provide a free home energy review. It is a visual review and not an in depth diagnostic.

Contractor and Windows Manufacturer Warranty

After you have evaluated the benefits of energy efficient windows, you will need to find a contractor and make sure that the manufacturer of the windows has good warranties and quality control. One of the windows manufacturers that we recommend for both is Milguard.


We are reproducing the Lifetime Warranty information here from their web site. It is one of the strongest in the industry. 



published by V.A. and Sons Construction
Windows Contractor and General Contracting
Salem, Or -  503-851-5279
We can save you up to 40% on the cost of windows!
Salem, OR



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