It’s no wonder that Bellevue is nicknamed “a city in a park”. There are endless things to do and places to go. For the nature-lovers, green spaces and recreational facilities abound. There is a booming downtown center for those who enjoy shopping, not to mention all the fairs, festivals, and other exciting Bellevue events. Of course, as a local, you would love to have time for these things. But when you add a job, a house, and a family on top of that, you may find that you have almost forgotten the meaning of free time. So, who has the time for windows and doors maintenance? Certainly not you. So when you select your Bellevue vinyl replacement windows and doors, this needs to remain at the forefront of your mind.
Old windows can become drafty, which causes your home’s conditioned warm or cool air to escape, dramatically increasing your heating and cooling bills. However, when you choose vinyl replacement windows and doors, you know you are getting a state-of-the-art product, both in quality and efficiency. Remember to make sure that your vinyl replacement windows and doors are Energy Star qualified. This ensures that they will provide your home with superior insulation, and in turn, help lower your monthly energy bills.
Unfortunately, not all replacement windows and doors are created equal. When you are considering an update for your Bellevue home, it is important to ask the right questions. First, what material are you choosing? There are many popular materials available including wood, metal, and vinyl. Remember, just because a material is popular doesn’t mean that it provides effective energy efficiency and low maintenance. Wood windows are prone to insects, rot, and other problems. Metal windows are also difficult to maintain, and they can require regular waxing. According the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the typical Bellevue home loses over 30% of its heat through its windows. This is literally your money going out the windows. The DOE reports that Bellevue homeowners can reduce energy costs and increase thermal efficiency by installing vinyl replacement windows and doors. Vinyl windows are resistant to moisture and humidity, and will not crack, twist, swell, rust or fade. Another major advantage vinyl has over wood is that it does not need to be sealed, stained or painted. This means no more investing in paint supplies, or spending hours of your precious time painting the windows and doors of your home. Vinyl replacement windows and doors are engineered to provide your home with superior energy efficiency and cost savings. In fact, the energy and cost savings of vinyl replacement windows and doors will allow you to actually recover your investment in no time! But the real icing on the cake is that vinyl replacement windows and doors are practically maintenance-free. They require virtually zero maintenance, which means that your home’s upkeep will require less of both your time and money. Cleaning vinyl is incredibly simple and hassle-free. All you need is a few minutes, a couple of rags, and soap and water. Simply rub down the window frame with a dry cloth to remove dirt and dust, then give it a wipe with a wet, soapy cloth and rinse once with water, finally drying with a clean towel. That’s all there is to it! Our Milgard line of vinyl replacement windows and doors has double hung windows with inward-tilting sashes, allowing for extra-easy cleaning of the outside glass.
Puget Sound Window & Door vinyl replacement windows and doors provide you with major savings
Wood windows cost 20% more than vinyl windows. This is a pretty penny when you also take into consideration the time and money you will spend on the periodic repairs and maintenance that wood requires. We all know how weekend maintenance projects can turn into a race against time before the work week starts over. Don’t let wood windows eat away at your time and your nest egg! Puget Sound Window & Door offer energy efficient options of vinyl replacement windows and doors that are just right for your home, and we would be delighted to help you with your Bellevue project from start to finish. So, what are you going to do with all your extra time and money? Attend the Sheep Shearing Event? Catch up on your culture at the Bellevue Arts Museum? It’s up to you, but now that you won’t have to spend your time maintaining your old windows and doors, you are free to imagine the possibilities! Contact Puget Sound Window & Door today to schedule a free, in-home consultation.
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