Energy efficient vinyl windows are the best solution if you want to lower the heat losses in your home. The US Department of Energy stated that energy-efficient windows can reduce heating or cooling costs by as much as 20 to 30%. If you want to save some money this winter and you can't afford vinyl window replacement, here are some tips to improve the energy efficiency of your windows
How to improve the energy-efficiency of your windows depends on what kind of windows you have. Old windows need more work and attention. Try to locate possible leaks. One way to do that is to light a candle near the window flame and if it flickers or goes out, then you need some vinyl window repair, which you can do it yourself. Apply removable caulk around fissures surrounding your windows and doors and wipe away any excess. If you've done this before and there is old caulk around your windows, remove and replace it. It is best to do this on a dry day, if you really want energy efficient vinyl windows. You can also use exterior paint over the wood filter for extra protection.
Living in a cold environment may require some extra protection for your home, such as replacing your screens with storm windows. This is an alternative if you're not currently looking for vinyl window replacement. The recommended ones are fiberglass, wood and vinyl. Aluminum frames are for warm climates, so don't let yourself fooled by a smaller price. If you're on a restricted budget ask your home improvement retailer for some advice: Which one is the best, but also fits your budget.
Working on your energy efficient windows should take a few hours. time you can't compare with the satisfaction you'll feel when you'll see that small energy bill. Remember that sealing your windows, doors, walls and even attic is the road to some nice savings.
I specialize in vinyl window replacement and repair
Reported as TOS violation in that it constitutes advertising.
DIY and their sister site HGTV don't seem to care. And as a violation of the advertising rules Jeff's post is more informative than advertising. He does include a link to his site but unless you're in Utah it is doubtful you going to have him come out and install replacement windows. JMHO.
Any advice given here is general in nature and is not necessarily valid for your given area. If in doubt check with your local codes enforcement department for what is required when doing electrical, plumbing or structural work on your house. Permits may or may not be required in your area and home owners may not be able to DIY some tasks. I have no way of knowing if you have the skills needed to complete the tasks you are asking about, when in doubt seek professional assistance.
My advice may be worth exactly what you pay me for it. :-) For the record I did not stay in a Holiday Inn Express last night.
GardenSprite, I respect your opinion and you make a lot of very helpful and considered contributions to this site.
I agree with Sparky617 on this one though. Jeff Cornia's post was way more informative than self-promoting.
Jeff Cornia, what do you mean by "You can also use exterior paint over the wood filter for extra protection." ? Where would I see a wood filter?
Also, what can be done with older vinyl windows that have cracks in the window frame and/or cracks in the track guides?
Sparky617 and SturdyNail,
Thanks for sharing your opinions. It's good to get someone else's perspective on a post. Looks like I might have been a bit hasty and too judgmental on this one.This message has been edited. Last edited by: GardenSprite,
Sorry, but I am going with GS's original assessment.
This is a BS post wrapped around an advertising link. Not all scammers and spammers are from non-english speaking countries, many are right here. It doesn't take much time at all to put together the original post, even less as it was likely copied from another source on the net.
It's just an unsolicited and not too informative post designed to get as possible to click on the link.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Jaybee,
GS is absolutely correct. I saw the exact same post on a local forum here in NJ.
Interesting. So the spam trolls are forum shopping, apparently.
Since someone in another post mentioned the HGTV forum, I've visited it and found some parallels to the types of spam we're getting here, including one by a woman who posted repeatedly about being financially abused by contractors, having no recourse, but who rejected our suggestions out of hand. Different name, different forum, same complaints.
I wonder what these people did before forum shopping occupied their time.
why, they whined over the fence and bored the neighbors so they couldn't enjoy their own yard.
if you don't enforce rules, there are no rules.
two things about spammy spammers.
one, they have no clue about appropriate behavior on Da Web, so it may be speculated freely that they don't have a clue about workmanship, materials, not abusing customers, etc.
two, they are stealing from the rice bowl of Scripps Networks, Inc. which may or may not concern anybody, unless you like their fine programming and outreach/informational efforts on the web, which require advertiser dollars to maintain. no ads, no TV, no boards, no contests, etc.
only thing I can come up with is that the webmaster corps is busy putting up content, and doing other things at HQ, and not prowling the boards. it's also common for "feedback" mail links in corporations to go to dead, forgotten mailboxes.
and todays spammer is tomorrow's spammer, because darn it, they spent $350 for that course on "how to make the web make money for you," and they are goldern well going to get that back.
ha. denial ain't just a river in Egypt.
sig: if this is a new economy, how come they still want my old-fashioned money?
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