When we need a new roof, we don’t put it off because we want our home and family protected from the weather. Sadly, we talk to too many homeowners who put off replacing windows or getting new siding because of the expense. 2019 should be the year you finally replace your windows and siding. Here are a few ways you can improve your home’s comfort and curb appeal in 2019.
Talk to Your Local Contractor
There are many contractors who offer new windows or siding, but not all can offer both. One of the benefits of replacing windows and siding at the same time is the cost savings. Unless you’ve been through the process before or done your research, you may not realize that there is a difference between a new construction window and a replacement window in both design and cost.
Both can improve the look and energy efficiency of your home and they look identical once installed. The difference is that your contractor can install the less expensive new construction windows when your siding is removed. So, if you’re thinking about replacing both windows and siding, doing it with the same contractor at the same time can save you money.
Energy Efficiency Improvements
As you look at your home’s current windows and siding, you may not realize just how inefficient they are. Depending on the age of your home and the quality of building products used in construction and what you choose to replace it with, your savings will vary. According to energystar.gov replacing your single pane windows with new double pane ENERGY STAR® windows can save you over $250 a year in heating and cooling costs.
New siding doesn’t do much to reduce your energy consumption in itself, however, when you choose an insulative home wrap prior to your new siding installation, you will see savings. Few homes that need new siding have insulation between the home and the siding which is mostly standard now. Your home will feel more comfortable and have fewer drafts than with your old siding.
Let Affordable Replacement Windows Help with New Siding and Windows
We offer James Hardie siding and offer various insulative materials including HardieWrap® Weather Barriers. When it comes to new windows, you can choose from several brands and styles of ENERGY STAR rated products, many of which are locally made. We offer free quotes for your new windows and siding so call (817) 264-6509 today to schedule your no obligation appointment.