Low Maintenance Older windows typically involve significant maintenance to keep them attractive and in good working order. This necessary maintenance may involve upkeep of the interior and exterior wood, such as painting or staining regularly. With newer models, the units have vinyl frames that do not need painting. These frames also maneuver in special ways to make it an easier process to open and clean the glass on both sides.
Reduced Noise Many people are surprised at the difference in noise transmission between older and new windows. Anyone who lives on a noisy street with excessive vehicle congestion will likely notice that suddenly these sounds are significantly muffled after replacement. This noise transmission goes both ways as well. If you enjoy playing loud music, these sounds won't extend out into the neighborhood either. Encore specializes in Noise reduction offering several options including Serenity Windows and Bquiet Soundproof Windows Improved Comfort Draftiness can reduce the comfort level in a home in both winter and summer. Some people find winter warmth to increase by as much as 50 percent with new installations, depending on your location. These improvements occur because of a better fit around the frames and overall improvements to the glass. Most models have either double or triple panes of glass. In between the layers, krypton or argon gas improves thermal efficiency. Encore supplies CSA Certified and Energy Star Approved Windows. In Addition Encore is a Window Wise Certified Installation company insuring your windows will be properly installed. Solar Rays Most new windows have a special coating on the glass to block the sun's powerful rays. "Low-E" coating is invisible, but it blocks solar waves from moving through the glass. This means that the sun won't fade furniture or carpeting in the home. It also means that heat from the sun does not pass through the glass, which can help keep a house cooler in the summer. Encore offers both Solar Gain and Solar Shield windows ideal for the harsh Toronto GTA climate. Saving Money With new windows in place, it is not unusual to begin seeing an immediate reduction in cooling and heating bills. Monthly utility bills might be lower by 25 percent or more. When it is time to sell the house, owners may recap their initial investment by nearly 90 percent in some instances.
Going Green Using less energy to heat and cool your house is also an environmentally friendly change because you will be using fewer resources. Using fewer resources means releasing fewer greenhouse gases into the environment, which benefits everyone. Improved Appearance After replacing your windows, your home will have a vastly different appearance, both indoors and out. With many styles available, you can create a contemporary or traditional look for your house. Various colours, styles and options are available that will create a new and appealing look for your home both inside and outside. To better help you imagine and plan your window project Encore offers its New Visualizer Program where you can insert new window designs into a photo of your home to see what it will look like before ordering your windows.