Bloomington MN Window Installers to Keep Your Home Cozy and Save On Energy Bills!
If you are in need of new windows, allow Bloomington Exteriors to handle that for you today! To ensure we can match your architectural and personal style, we have hundreds of different options for you to choose from. Whether you are wanting to do a complete window remodel or just need to replace some old windows, we can turn your dreams into a reality.
We provide free consultations and no-obligation estimates so that you know exactly what window cost, shape, and style will fit your budget, needs, and preferences the best. However, what we cannot tell you is the exact amount of money you will be saving on your energy bills every month after your energy-efficient brand new windows are installed! Call us today and let us help you get your windows upgraded.
Why Should You Get New Windows For Your House?
There are several different reasons why people want to get new windows for their homes. If you are unsure of whether your windows should be remodeled or replaced, consider the following factors:
Convenience of use
Security and Safety
Convenience of use
Security and Safety
Energy Savings and Heat Loss
There are many older windows that allow a great deal of the heat inside of your house out. That results in higher monthly energy bills and has a larger negative impact on the overall environment.
All of the windows that we install are rated by ENERGY STAR as "Most Efficient Product." That is why we can say with complete confidence that you will be saving money on your energy bills after your windows are replaced.
Compared to newer vinyl windows, many of the older windows are not as strong. And after being used for many years, the locks have broken completely or worn out, which makes your home vulnerable to burglars and easy to break into.
The windows we install are double-paned so they are a lot stronger, and they come equipped with modern latches and locks that do not break under pressure. So if you want to make sure that your family is kept safe, then replace your old windows.
If you have old windows that look like they have definitely seen better days, that reduces the value of your home much further than you might think. Therefore, if you are considering selling your house, first make sure to replace the windows.
That alone can help to boost the resale value of your home. Even if you do not plan to sell your house soon, upgrading your old windows to new beautiful ones is an excellent way to feel proud of your home, especially if you allow us to remodel your windows so they are exactly how you have always wanted them to be.
Ease of Use
If you are currently having a difficult time closing and/or opening your windows due to them being rusty and old or just too heavy and bulky, then it might be time for you to have them replaced.
For our older clients, we sometimes recommend that they switch to awning or casement windows or sliding windows since they are a lot easier to close and open without needing to have a lot of strength for wrestling with a large window.
Window Remodeling Versus Window Replacement
Although they might sound similar or like the same thing, actually remodeling and replacement are very different. Once you understand the difference between them, you will know what needs to be done for your house. If you are still unsure, don't worry! We will be happy to come out to your house and provide you with a free consultation so that we can tell you exactly what needs to be done so that your home can be as beautiful and energy efficient as possible. Our window specialists will be happy to show you what problems your current windows have and recommend the best solution for your budget, your home, and you.
When we replace windows we leave the frames in place and just install new windows into the existing frame. All windows are custom measured so they fit into the frame. That helps to ensure an air-tight fit, in contrast to if you were to purchase windows at a store and replace them on your own. This is the best option in most homes since it will solve all of the energy efficiency problems that you are currently experiencing.
How much do new replacement windows cost? Window replacement costs are much lower compared to window remodeling since there is much less work that has to be done. That is another reason why so many people prefer to just replace their home's windows compared to having a comprehensive window remodeling job done. Since each house and window is different, we will need to see your home and windows for ourselves before we can provide you with a price. Call us today for your free in-home evaluation and estimate for the most competitive and accurate pricing in the Twin Cities area.
Window remodeling, unlike window replacement, involves removing window frames completely. It might also involve even more extensive construction in order to change the size or shape of the existing window opening if you would like to install different types or larger windows. Although it costs more compared to window replacement, for some people it is the best option for several different reasons.
If the frames have extensive damage which is letting air get into your home, then the frames will have to be replaced in order to fix this problem since the issue isn't just being caused by the windows. The type of window you are taking out and installing might also require some window remodeling to be done in order to ensure that your new windows work correctly.
Windows for Residential Homes
We understand that homeowners need to save money while also taking price in their homes at the same time. This is why we recommend homeowners get replacement windows if they have older windows and are searching for a quick way to provide their homes with a makeover as well as increase the value of their property.
We can help to ensure that you save money by providing you with high-quality products and services at affordable prices, and also help you save as much as 40% on your monthly energy bills by having new energy-efficient windows installed.
Windows for Multi-Family Homes and Commercial Buildings
Whether you own a multiple-family home, an apartment building, or a large or small business, we want to assist you with filling up your space with tenants, customers, and/or clients. The first impression of any kind of business or home occurs on the outside, and an important part of this is the windows.
That is why we work so hard to supply all of our commercial customers with beautiful windows. We understand that saving money always helps your business, and is why we provide you with the same energy efficient and affordably priced windows that we do to our private homeowner customers.
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Types of Windows
Our company offers a broad selection of windows to ensure that all of your needs are met. Whether you are simply searching for information on the windows you currently have or are considering a window remodel to change to a different type of window, here are some descriptions on the different types of windows we install for customers. If you have any questions, please let us know. We always welcome them!
This type of window works well in high-ceiling houses since they take up quite a bit of vertical space. With single hung windows, there is one stationary window while the other one may move up and down on the sash. On the other hand, double hung windows are made up of two sashes and both parts of the windows are able to move as needed. They work well to control the airflow since you can open just the bottom or top part of the window whenever you want to. Double hung windows are the most popular option for homeowners. They are energy efficient and easy to clean.
This type of window also uses a crank mechanism to open the window. However, it opens on the bottom instead of on the side. The most important advantage offered by awning windows is that the windows can be kept open when it is raining without any rain getting into your house. Any window that has a crank is a good option for individuals who have difficulties closing and opening slider or hung windows. Awning windows are a very popular option for installing over the kitchen sink since you won't have to climb up onto the sink to open the window the way you would with other kinds of windows.
These are also referred to as glider windows or sliding windows. They work in the same way that double and single hung windows do. The only difference is that they move in a horizontal direction. Single slider windows come with one stationary window and the second window slides back and forth across the sash. Both window panes on double slider windows move across the two sashes. This type of window is also very popular with homeowners since they are easy to clean and energy efficient. They look good on walls with a lot of horizontal space and on low-ceiling homes.
Bow and Bay Windows
These types of windows are both excellent for improving your home's aesthetic value. There are three parts to a bay window: two smaller windows on the sides and there is a big picture winder in the middle. The windows are angled to create a projection from your house. A similar effect is created by bow windows. They have four or five windows which creates a more curved projection. These windows are beautifully elegant and also provide your home with some additional space since they project outward. The space under these windows can be used for various purposes from indoor garden spaces to reading nooks.
A crank mechanism is used by cased or casement windows to open the window in an outward direction. Many individuals really love this type of window since they make it easy to capture a nice breeze and allow in lots of ventilation even when they are just barely open and also provide an unobstructed view since the hardware is inside the frame. Another reason why they are popular is that they offer the best seal which makes them the most energy efficient windows. When you are considering getting casement windows, one important thing to keep in mind is they cannot be too large since over time the weight can end up warping the crank mechanism. The windows should also be taller than the width.
This type of window is ideal if you have ever thought of having an indoor garden but don't really have enough space for one. Garden windows can provide the amount of space that you need for growing a small indoor garden that doesn't take up any floor space inside your house! Garden windows come with 5 panes that create a small greenhouse in the space where there was once a useless window. It sticks out from your house to provide you with extra space that can be filled with herbs, vegetables, small fruits, or flowers. They work particularly well with sun-loving plants since light is allowed in from the sides and also top of the garden window.
You are not obligated to just have clear rectangular windows. You can also add color and shape to your windows if you prefer. We can assist you with adding that flair and style that your home has been missing by installing specialty windows. They are also referred to as custom windows and are any windows that have a different color or shape and different kind of glass than traditional windows do. In bathrooms, frosted glass is very popular. In the living room, one great way to add splashes of color is to install stained glass windows. To increase your home's elegance factor you can add circular or arched windows. Just let us know what dream windows you would like, and we make your dreams come true.
How New Windows Can Help You Save Money?
There have been studies conducted on heat loss in homes that have found that your house loses 25% of its heat least through the windows. That is massive! That is also why individuals who had had their old windows replaced with energy efficient new vinyl windows are able to achieve 40% lower energy monthly bills, even during the winter months. To find out energy efficient the windows are in your home, touch them during the window. If they feel cold, then its time to replace them with new ones.
When more energy efficient windows are installed in your house will you will be helping to save the environment in addition to saving money. As your furnace continues to have to work harder to keep your house warm, more gases get released into the atmosphere which can be damaging to the environment.
This is why the United States Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency created ENERGY STAR.
ENERGY STAR helps both business owners and homeowners make better decisions when purchasing products like windows. All the products that we install in our customer's businesses and homes have "Most Efficient Products" ratings.
That means they hold the most honored ENERGY STAR positions. It also means you can save yourself money and help to protect our environment at the same time.
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