Widows are an investment in your home's real estate value

By
Home Inspector with Westchester Home Inspector Compass Home Inspectors

Windows are an investment in your home's real estate value. They add style- both indoors and out. But old, leaky windows can also add to home heating and cooling costs by as

much as 30 to 40 percent. And with energy costs inching upward, windows are getting more attention than ever.

Windows come in many shapes, sizes and styles and are made from a

variety of materials. Choosing appropriate windows for the style of your home  is a significant decision.In westchester there ar many styles of homes like the tudr style homes in
Broxville pose some special consideration.  Know your facts so

you can be prepared for your next window replacement project.

One of today's most popular and versatile window materials is vinyl. Compared to wood or aluminum, vinyl windows

are virtually maintenance free and long lasting, millions have been installed and the demand continues to grow.But some homes in westchester may require a better window Anderson provides A replacment window that is higher end and does no rquire reconstruction to instll,but still provides an old world look.

Advanced manufacturing

techniques shape vinyl windows into different styles, including single- and double-hung, horizontal sliding, casement, architectural shapes and more, even custom shapes and

those with decorative glass.

For energy conscious consumers, vinyl is hard to beat. As an example,  vinyl windows with  low "E" glazing system help keep

homes cooler in summer and warmer in winter. In fact, these windows can reduce heating and cooling costs by as much as 15 percent each year and come with the Environmental

Protection Agency's Energy Star rating.

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