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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Time to Replace our Windows before Winter Arrives

This post brought to you by Royal Building Products. All opinions are 100% mine.

With back to school successfully under my belt for another year, I am now hit with the reality that Autumn is right on our doorstep - I shudder to think that Winter is not far behind.  One of our goals this year was to start replacing some of our old, drafty windows, with new vinyl windows, before old man winter makes an appearance.
Replacing our windows is going to be a pretty big undertaking, as the windows in our bungalow are original to the building.  As with any substantial purchase, it is very important to first take the time to investigate and make wise decisions when choosing our replacement windows.  We want a window which is not only going to add to the value of our home, but also the appearance, and reduce our heating and cooling costs.

Vinyl windows are the best choice

Windows (and doors) are the largest source of heat loss in the home, and living in a cold climate this is a significant factor for us when looking at replacing our windows.   Vinyl is a great choice for the weather conditions we experience - and will help with lowering the costs of heating and cooling.  Vinyl windows take very little effort to open and close, and that is a huge selling point for me.

Royal Building Products offers a vinyl window which will never rot and is virtually maintenance free.


Our next step is to take the time to set up an appointment and have a salesperson come out to our home and go over the options with us.  Having a bit of background information and education, (so we know what our options are) will make choosing the right window simple.  I can't wait to see the difference new widows make to our home!



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27 comments:

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I'm pretty sure when the blinds move and the windows are closed it means the insulation or seals or something is crappy. I need new ones too!

Cheryl Kirkness said...

I hope we don't have to worry about our windows for many years to come!

flowerchild said...

My sister has problems with drafty windows. Very expensive heating bill every winter.

Vesper Meikle said...

our windows are also very old but there are 4 pieces of moveable glass per window which so far is keeping the drafts at bay plus 2 layers of curtains

Journeys of The Zoo said...

New windows can be expensive but they really do pay off in the end with cheaper heating costs and making the house more desirable for resale. I didn't know about this product, thanks for sharing.

Besos, Sarah
Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo

Jeannie Lam said...

It's important to get good windows. YOu have no idea how much money you're wasting by having heat escape.

Jennifer Van Huss said...

WINDOWS are sooo expensive but you can save so much money in the long run!!!Good luck!

Heather Nolan said...

Jealz! We replaced half of our windows when we bought our house. Hopefully the other half in the next couple of years... I can't wait!

Lori's Place said...

We have vinal windows and love them. Research is very important in making your decision.

Erika E said...

We replaced our windows a couple of years ago. What a difference it made in the winter. Much improved for sure.

Doris Calvert said...

My first house had cheap windows when I moved in and when I replaced them my heating bill being in AB went down by about 30 % a huge difference with a large bill

josiefiorda said...

very expensive but so worth it!

Pip444 said...

I agree that a lot of heat is lost with inadequate sealing around the windows. We have vinyl windows and I think to do a lot better job than our old ones.

Stephanie LaPlante said...

We need a new door. Last winter we taped the gaps. lol

Heidi Carlson-Reid said...

You'll need to update us as to how well the windows end up performing!

Blueoceans said...

Very nice,we just changed our upstairs windows ,so this is great to know when its time to change our windows on the 1st fl.
Lynn M

Lori Jean said...

We changed our just this spring...Lori Jackson is my rafflecopter name

Judy C said...

We live in a high rise condo so we are not responsible for replacing ours. But I wish we were because the windows that are they are terrible in the winter (Judy Cowan)

carschick2000 said...

I would love change my windows but i live in condo and have to their approval!

Victoria S said...
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Victoria S said...

That's really exciting for you! I hope we don't need to replace ours soon.

Victoria Ess

Amy said...

I remember getting new windows as a kid and it was so exciting, my bedroom was so much warmer in the winter.I'm sure you'll save a lot on the heating bills.

Sue2Sueper said...

I remember always putting plastic on the windows when growing up.

New windows would have been a better solution.

Lindsay Cyr said...

Thanks for the useful information. Our home is about 25 years old and will soon need it's windows replaced as well.

Rene Beaubien said...

Ugh. We desperately need new windows too, ideally before winter comes. I guess window companies are hopping with business right now! Thanks for the info.

Christy Martin said...

I wish our windows needed replacing! My issues is more with the original installer/builder did not take into account which way the wind blows. I am convinced one of the back bedroom windows is backwards!

Annie1 said...

My dad still has old school windows in his house from the 60's! He swears by them, mind you we live in Victoria and doesn't get too cold, but it does get windy and he's never had a problem!

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