When you were looking for your current home, you had two lists in your head: a list of needs and a list of wants. In all liklihood, windows weren’t on either list because you assume that every house has them. Windows, like doors, are a given. Or are they? Some describe windows as a luxury. While a door is essential in even the most primitive house, “windows are a refinement, an amenity that makes a place more livable.” Through the centuries, windows have grown in size and improved in technology, but the problem of energy loss has gotten more complex. The heat lost in residential and commercial blds. in 1990 cost the U.S. $20 Billion alone. If you have old frame, aluminum framed, single paned windows, or even double paned windows with leaky seals, your home is part of that statistic. Up to 40% of your personal heating and cooling dollars are literally going out the window. When you begin the process of replacing your windows-Start with looking for a Brand that meets the ENERGY STAR (trademark)requirements. One such Brand is Milgard-and specifically there Smart Touch Brand-locking system design. It is the only window lock on the market that meets the Arthritis Foundation’s Ease-of-Use commendation. They are backed by a lifetime warranty and Exceed California’s rigorous code/s.
With the added Federal tax credit thru Oct. 30th of $1500., and Milgards $750. rebate, what are you waiting for? Remodeling Magazine reports the return on investment is 99.2% In the same way you assume all houses have windows, tomorrow’s buyer will assume all windows are energy efficient.
If you should desire more information-feel free to give me a call: Wendi-Mae Davis, Broker Associate Connect Realty, Real estate Counselor, Director of the California Association of Realtors. Toll Free 866-333-6333, firstname.lastname@example.org or check out my personal website at: HTTP://www.wendimae.com