These window choices will help your home save you money
Have you ever thought about your home’s windows, and what effect they have on your lifestyle and budget?
Here at Tribus Homes, Toronto’s leading custom home builder and home renovation experts, we pay attention to details. We work with expert contractors and builders to make sure that every detail is perfect. Your home’s windows are no exception. They can have a tremendous effect on your life and your finances!
We rediscovered the value of good windows in a conversation with one of our custom home clients. Her and her husband already have a lovely older home in Toronto, but she’s noticed how big an issue the windows can be. She said that “when I’m sitting by our windows, I can feel the draft” and it’s making their home colder and more expensive to heat during a cold Toronto winter.
They’ve done what they could on their own, adding insulation around the windows, but ultimately they both acknowledged that the windows themselves are the issue.
So, now, with their new custom home, they’re taking the time to install quality windows. She said to us that “sure, we could save money on the windows, but that would only create more problems and cost more money in the long run”. Our experts agreed, and recommended Andersen’s E-Series windows with Smartsun Glass and a Heatlock coating. These windows have an excellent U-factor (which measures the rate of heat transfer and how well the window insulates), and a good Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC), which measures how much solar energy is transferred through the window.
They’re high-quality windows that will make their home more comfortable and, ultimately, save them significant money on heating and cooling.
Now, as we begin to install the windows, they’re already getting excited about their new custom home. Sure, there’s still a lot of work to do, but they’re confident that they’ll have a home that they and their children will be proud of—right down to the windows!
Whether it’s a new custom home or a home renovation (including a window replacement!) you can trust the home building experts at Tribus Homes. Call or email us now for a free consultation on how we can help you create your dream home.