Bartlett Exteriors Contractor Explains How to Keep Cool This Summer with Energy Efficient Replacement Windows

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A & D Exteriors, specializing in roofing, energy efficient replacement windows, and siding, lists benefits of investing in energy efficient windows.

“Windows can be a major source of unwanted heat flowing into a home,” explains Dustin Bassi, owner of A & D Exteriors. “The performance of the window’s glass will make a big difference in cooling costs. In addition, old windows with wooden frames expand, contract, rot, and crack in the summer heat. Replacing drafty, high maintenance, single pane windows with energy efficient replacement windows will not only decrease energy costs but can also add value to a home.”

As Illinois residents head into the hot, humid summer months, many begin worrying about high energy bills putting a dent into their budget. Taking steps now to make a living space more energy efficient can help reduce monthly electric bills and keep a home at comfortable temperatures. To help reduce energy costs and lighten the load on local utility companies, homeowners may want to consider upgrading to energy efficient replacement windows.

Technologically advanced windows use multiple panes of glass to insulate against the weather and argon gas between the panes to improve the thermal performance of the glass. Windows with a higher U-value allow thermal energy to transfer more easily through the glass making windows resistant to the transfer of both heat and cold. Low-E window coatings are thin and transparent, permitting visible light to pass through while effectively reflecting radiation and keeping a home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. In addition, energy efficient windows typically use metal or vinyl/wood composite frames providing better insulation and reducing air leakage.

If homeowners aren’t ready to replace every window in their house, they may want to consider switching out the windows that get the most sun with ENERGY STAR-qualified windows. This is a great way to ease the cost of replacement windows while experiencing some of the wonderful benefits. Applying for available consumer federal tax credits can also help offset additional costs.

Proper installation of windows is essential. In fact, installation alone can account for up to 50 percent of the performance of a window. A & D Exteriors is a highly qualified general contractor with an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and 11 years of experience helping satisfied homeowners save money on their energy bills by installing energy efficient windows. For more information about this company, please call (800) 557-1398, visit their website at http://www.bartlettroofs.com .

About A&D Exteriors

A&D Exteriors is a licensed, bonded and insured general contractor. They specialize in roof replacement, roof maintenance and roof repairs. With an A+ rating from the BBB, provide the same personal and friendly dedication to every assignment so the customer remains stress-free. They recognize that every situation is different and respond appropriately. Whether you are in need of emergency service because of natural disaster or just want to know about our maintenance program, we are prepared to help in every way. They happily serve Bartlett and the surrounding area, including Elgin, West Chicago, Aurora and Naperville.

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