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October 3, 2016

Replacing Windows in the Fall For Window Efficiency

Fall is upon us, the season of opening our windows to let that cool, crisp breeze into our homes. Did you know that fall is also the ideal season for replacing your home’s windows? The harsh, cold winter that Illinois brings will be here before we know it. Replacing your windows now will make your home more efficient this winter.

Windows are often the last thing homeowners think about when it comes to home improvement; however, as with any part of your home, windows age over time and need to be updated. Old windows tend to not seal properly and let a draft of cold air enter into your home. This means that your house remains cold and your heater keeps running to no avail, which can quickly run up your family’s electric bill. Replacing your worn down windows with energy-efficient windows will make it much easier to maintain a consistent, comfortable temperature in your home this winter. These windows will allow you to lower your thermostat, which will not only help you save money on your monthly energy bill, but also will give your heater a break and prevent you from paying maintenance charges on an over-run heater.

How do you know when it is time for a window replacement? If you can feel air flow coming into your house through a closed window, your windows need to be replaced as soon as possible. If you can see condensation between your double pane in the morning hours, this is a good sign that your windows need to be updated. Often times, they will appear outdated or worn. Wood windows may rot or warp, and vinyl windows can peel. Other reasons to call Fischer Lumber Co. for your window replacement include: you have trouble opening or closing your windows, the windows leak when it rains or outside noises seem to be louder than they used to be.

At Fischer Lumber Co., we carry only the best in windows from trusted brands like Marvin, Alliance, Tempco and Weather Barr. We offer a wide selection of gorgeous, efficient replacement windows to match your home’s style and budget. Our inventory has everything from sturdy, energy efficient vinyl windows to high-end extruded aluminum clad wood windows. Our knowledgeable and friendly window staff offers free measuring and estimates for replacement windows. They are valued employees with years of experience in the window construction industry. Are you looking to make your home more efficient this winter? Give us a call today at 618-259-7434, or come visit our showroom and let us help you find the custom product that is perfect for your project!