Creating an energy efficient home is becoming a popular trend across Colorado Springs homes, especially with the new industry hype on solar and energy companies raising their rates, not to mention heat, air conditioning, water, and other monthly expenses. When thinking of energy efficiency, you may be thinking about shutting off the water after brushing your teeth, or turning the lights off after leaving a room, but have you ever thought there could be more you could do?
There are many ways that you, as a homeowner, can make your home more energy efficient, particularly regarding the exterior of your home. After all, it is the exterior that withstands sun, air, heat, cold, etc. Your walls, windows, doors, and roof all contribute to your home’s ability to maintain temperature and energy. When deciding what part of your home to invest in to improve energy efficiency, your exterior has one of the greatest ROI’s when it comes to saving money in the long run. Here at Colorado Window and Door Company, we want to make sure that you are provided with all the tools and services to make that a possibility.
Replacement Windows for Energy Efficiency
Replacing all the windows in your home may seem like a big adjustment, but it will save you money in the long run. Windows, as they get older, tend to loosen against our walls and create gaps that we may not be able to see. The heated or conditioned air inside can escape to the outside while dropping the temperature inside. According to the Department of Energy, your windows are most likely between 25%-30% responsible for the air that is escaping out of your house. Because of this, the air now has to work harder to heat or cool down your house, which ends up raising your bill each month.
The Colorado Window and Door Company have many types of windows that can increase energy efficiency in your home, like Vinyl, Dual Pane Glass, Low-E Glass and more.
Stucco siding works because it is a heavier siding for your home, taking about two to three coats before it is fully applied. It is a cement-based mixture that helps keep cold air out while keeping the warm air in. Its heaviness allows for conditioned air to not escape outside the home which helps lower your energy bill in the long run. Stucco siding allows the inside of your home to stay insulated and keep the energy you are using to stay heated or cooled. Replacing all the siding on your home is a big commitment, but because stucco is so energy efficient and not as costly as other sidings, it will save you money in the long run.
Many people do not think to their garage as an addition to their home, but as a separate building. While this may be the case for nonconnected garages, those that are connected to the home can cause issues when it comes to the energy economy. If your garage is not installed properly then air may be leaking out of your home and raising your energy bill. At Colorado Window and Door Company, we will make sure that the garage you choose is the right color, style, and has the right kinds of windows you want in a garage door. You won’t have to worry about our garage doors cracking or splitting and ruining the energy efficiency of your home. Replacing a garage door can become pricey, but it will save you money in the long run.
Interior Garage Door
Another important consideration when you want to lower your utility bill is the door leading from your garage into your home. Older doors in older homes often loosen, just like a window. The seal may be compromised, hinges may be off-kilter, door latches may have gaps, etc. If all of this is happening, this will allow the hot air from the garage to slide into the home, or the air from the home moving into the garage. Since many garages are connected to homes, it is important that the door leading to the rest of the home is intact and working properly. If you feel like the doors inside your home are ruining your home’s energy efficiency then contact the Colorado Window and Door Company to see our wide selection of interior doors.
Much like the windows and garage door of your home, the exterior doors can cause issues when it comes to energy efficiency. In Colorado Springs, the weather is always unpredictable and having the right doors surrounding your home will help keep the hot air in and cold air out. We use special Therma-tru doors are made specifically to help keep the hot air in your home when you want it. These doors come in all styles, American classic, steel, smooth star, and pulse. We will install new exterior doors for your Colorado Springs home to make sure your home stays energy efficient.
Contact Colorado Window and Door Company to Keeping Your Home Energy Efficient
Changing the exterior of your home is a huge time and money commitment for any homeowner, but if it could save you money in the long run, then wouldn’t you do it? At the Colorado Window and Door Company, we want to make sure that your home is as energy efficient as it can be, but with energy efficiency comes major changes. We have a wide array of doors, windows, and siding options that will help keep the conditioned or heated air in your home and not moving outside. These changes can help save you money in the long run by cutting down your utility bill and raising the comfort you feel in your home. Contact the Colorado Window and Door Company and talk to someone who may be able to find the right change for you to make your home more energy efficient.