Living in Florida can be expensive, especially when it comes to keeping our homes safe cool. Even the slightest misstep in home maintenance can quickly add thousands of dollars to yearly bills. So, when money is flying out the door, here’s why it’s time for replacement windows.
Your Wasting Money on Energy Bills
One of the biggest reasons why old windows are costing you lots of money is through higher energy bills. Older windows tend to have gaps or sealing issues, which allow air to both enter and exit the home. Also, the glass in these older windows, while usually double-paned, aren’t great at retaining cooler interior air or keeping out the heat from the sun’s rays.
Impact windows, on the other hand, are excellent at both retaining cooler interior temperatures and keeping out the heat from the sun, meaning you get impressive energy savings immediately after installation. Even better, under the Bipartisan Budget Act, if homeowners replace old windows with ones with Energy Star rated ones which meet the standards of energy efficiency, such as the impact windows ASP Windows offers, they are eligible to claim 10 percent of the cost as a tax credit when filing.
Your Wasting Money on Insurance
Old windows are costing you’re more than just energy savings – they are also raising your insurance premiums. Because Florida is exceptionally prone to the damage brought by hurricanes and other severe weather events, premiums in the Sunshine State are already higher than the national average. Old windows, however, further raise these rates, because of the inadequate protection they provide in storms.
In a hurricane, the biggest threat to a home is the breaching of the structure by the wind, usually through the windows or doors. Traditional windows must be boarded up, or have shutters installed to help mitigate this risk, but these are temporary solutions that are less effective than impact windows. Also, they are ugly. Impact windows, on the other hand, are beautiful and functional windows that don’t require any shuttering in storms. Even better, the Florida legislature passed a bill in 2015 which says insurance companies must offer discounts that help to alleviate the expense to those businesses and homeowners who implement wind mitigation techniques to help limit damage to their property from hurricanes and other storms – including installing impact windows and doors.
Stop Wasting Money – Install Impact Windows Today
If you are sick of wasting money on energy and insurance bills that are too high, now is the perfect time to install impact windows and doors on your property. Hurricane season and the sweltering summer are right around the corner, meaning now is your last chance to protect your home before the Atlantic storms begin.
At ASP Windows, we want you to be stress-free when the next storm’s coming. Fully licensed, insured, and Ygrene certified, we offer no down payment and 100 percent financing on both new impact windows and installation. Contact us today at (888) 782-8342 for a free in-home estimate on our extensive range of fully customizable impact windows, doors, and glass.