Everyone in Memphis knows to expect extreme temperature changes. For instance, just this past Christmas, the weekend before the holiday had temperatures well below freezing, and it was snowy for days. After Christmas, the weather report predicted we could see highs in the sixties the following week! Not to mention that we can go from the heat in July reaching over 100 degrees to below zero in winter.
With such widely varied temperatures, it's important to keep your home insulated properly to ensure comfort and energy efficiency. What do your windows have to do with this? Read on to find out.
The Great Ice Storm
I remember a fierce wind and ice storm that hit the Memphis/Millington area in the late 1990s. We had no power or electricity for nearly two months. Road closures were everywhere due to branches blocking the way. All we could do was stay home and wait it out. This was long before work-from-home jobs were more prominent. My poor mother of five teenagers was a teacher, and we learned valuable lessons after that storm, such as how to be resourceful and give our mom her space! All kidding aside, we had to find unique ways to stay warm after the storm in our poorly insulated home with simple windows. The elements were outside, but it was still freezing inside.
My parents also learned valuable lessons from that storm, including increasing the insulation in our home by replacing our windows. Today's technology isn’t quite the same as what we had in the late nineties. However, if you notice a breeze coming into your home, even though all the doors and windows are shut, it is probably a sign that it is time to invest in new windows. I cannot honestly say that my parents purchased Pella Windows, but if I find myself in the same scenario, I will be sure my home has Pella’s double-pane windows.
Why Choose Pella’s Double-Pane Windows?
Pella’s double-pane windows contain two panes of glass separated by a space that consists of argon gases rather than simply air. This gas assists in slowing the transfer of heat and cold. Since gas is denser than air, insulating gas is more energy efficient than air.
You may notice that the initial price of Pella’s double-pane windows is more than single-pane, but they pay for themselves in the long run through your energy bill. With less cold and heat transferring through your windows, the price of cooling and heating your home is significantly lower. This makes double-pane windows a worthwhile investment.
According to the website homeadvisor.com, double-pane windows can reduce energy usage by up to 24% in winter and up to 18% in summer. However, to see the cost-effectiveness of these windows, it is essential that you replace all the old and failing windows in the house. You won't see as great of results if only one window is replaced.
Another perk of Pella’s double-pane windows is that they can block out outdoor noise pollution that enters your home. It also reduces the amount of noise that emanates from your home. This is especially helpful if you live on a busy street or were like me and grew up in the country with very loud cows and chickens making a ruckus early in the morning.
Do yourself a favor and save money in the long run by switching to Pella’s double-pane windows. At Pella, their windows are more than just energy efficient. They also look fantastic. In truth, Pella windows are where beautiful craftmanship and energy efficiency intersect. So, you can also plan on the value of your home increasing as well as your curb appeal by investing in a window replacement.
If you are in the Memphis area and ready to replace your windows with Pella’s double-pane windows, you can schedule a free consultation online, call us at (901) 316-0166 or visit our showroom at 3092 Village Shops Drive, Suite 16 Germantown.