Siding and windows are both essential parts of your home’s exterior. Like your roofing system, they complete the look of your humble abode and offer protection from the elements. These exterior components also play a significant role in your indoor comfort.[…] Read More
Alongside your roof, your siding is another component that helps protect your home from the elements. As such, it’s important that your home’s siding remains in good condition. However, at some point, there will come a time when you’ll need to get your siding replaced and often, when homeowners need to get a siding replacement project done, they wonder when it’s the right time to schedule the work. According to experts, while you can get a siding replaced at any time of the year, there is one season when it’s best to get it done: fall.
Here are the reasons why you should have your siding replaced during the season:[…] Read More
One simple way to enhance the look and feel of your bathroom is by adding more windows. But what kind of window will actually suit your space? One of the most trusted roofers and window contractors in the area, Homecraft® Inc. shares some of the essentials you need to consider when picking a window for your bathroom.
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Window replacement offers you an opportunity to improve energy efficiency in your home. However, it’s critical to choose the right type of window in order to maximize this benefit and ensure that your home is working for you.
Homecraft Inc., a trusted provider of windows and entry doors, lists some of the features that you should look for in your new windows.
Opt for windows with low-e coatings, which are designed to prevent heat loss in winter and reduce heat during the summer. But for low-e coatings to make a significant impact on your home’s overall energy efficiency, you should select the right low-e coating depending on your climate.
Switching from a single-pane window to a double-pane window can reduce your heating costs by 15%. Triple-pane windows can do so much more, but the effect would probably be felt more in colder climates.
Low Conductivity Frames
Much like with doors, you should consider the frames of your windows as well. Aluminum and steel frames are generally known to have poor energy efficiency. Vinyl, fiberglass and wood are often recommended.
Fibrex is a composite material used in making Andersen® windows. It uses reclaimed wood fiber, so you can be sure about its strength. At the same time, it also has the low-maintenance properties of vinyl, which makes Fibrex an appealing choice for homeowners.
Reduced Need for Artificial Lighting
The more natural light you let inside your home, the less you’ll have to depend on artificial light during the day. Obviously, this means lower energy consumption and better energy efficiency.
Homecraft Inc. is a top-rated window and vinyl siding company. We have been providing quality services since 1981. Rest assured that we have the expertise and skills needed to deliver superior results. Call us at (302) 798-0302 or fill out our contact form to request a quote. We serve customers in Newark, Middletown and Wilmington, DE.
Ensuring your roofing system is in good shape before the cold season hits is one way to protect your home and maintain its energy efficiency. Another thing you can do to reduce your heating costs is by winterizing your exterior doors. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, up to 30 percent of energy loss escapes through drafty windows and doors.
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Last April, Andersen® Corporation, including its subsidiaries, was named a 2019 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year and the winner of the program’s Sustained Excellence Award. This is the highest honor given by ENERGY STAR to home improvement companies that display a continued leadership in protecting the environment through stellar energy efficiency achievements. With a century-long track record of window innovation and quality, Andersen is one of the most recognizable names in the window industry.
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When choosing a siding material for your home, there are many options at your disposal. From wood shakes and aluminum to wood clapboards and fiber cement, all have their pros and cons. However, vinyl has long been the most practical and popular siding material choice among homeowners looking for the best value. One of vinyl’s drawbacks is that it is susceptible to ugly stains and discolorations. […] Read More