Winter is coming to Minnesota. It may be time for replacement windows for your Twin Cities home. You want your windows to be closed and airtight before snowstorms hit the area and bring sub-freezing temperatures.
Signs that your windows need replacing include:
- Cracked or broken frames and sills
- Windows that don’t close tightly
- Loose or rattling window panes
- Broken windows.
Do not expect a broken window that is taped to hold up against heavy wind, snow, and rain. A broken window pane should be replaced immediately.
Upper Midwest homes usually have traditional casement style glass windows. Advanced Low-E windows are recommended since they are insulated to protect against high winds and snow. This type of window holds in the heat during the winter and cooled air during the summer. New insulated glass windows will save on your utility bills.
Insulated windows and glass doors have a thin layer of argon between two glass panes. The Low-E rating indicates the level of light that is allowed into a room even though the glass protects against harmful ultraviolet rays. The Low-E coating also keeps the heat in the room while allowing the sun’s infrared rays to penetrate the glass.
Comfort and safety
New windows offer more comfort and safety while adding value to your home. Your windows won’t rattle or crack in driving wind storms. You will find that newer double pane windows are also quieter.
Frames come in traditional wood, vinyl, aluminum, and fiberglass to fit your home’s architectural style.
Windows and frames are airtight when professionally installed. You may decide to replace the windows on the side of your home that is most exposed to the elements.
New windows that are Energy Star certified offer savings and tax credits. Midwest Exteriors Plus can guide you through the process of buying replacement windows for your Twin Cities home. Our specialists will explain the advantages of the different window that will give you the best return on your investment.
Midwest Exteriors Plus is one of only 15 certified contractors that can sell and install Pella windows in Minnesota. Pella is an Energy Star partner offering several styles of windows designed expressly for Minnesota and the northeast. Midwest Exteriors Plus serves customers in areas including Bloomington, Minnetonka, Eden Prairie, Plymouth, and Maple Grove. Contact us today for your window replacement needs!