If you take a stroll into any suburban community, you will most likely notice a strong similarity among all of the homes. In other words, most of today's newly-constructed homes feature a less-than-flattering, cookie-cutter design. While uniformity is acceptable for many, some people prefer to break the mould with unique older homes that have more more personality and artistic impression.
In addition to more appeal, older homes are less expensive than what you would pay for a new home of the same size. Most new construction homes come with rigid asking prices, while older homes have more wiggle room, which allows you to go into negotiations. New construction homes may also be a part of a homeowners association, which means extra costs in the form of HOA fees.
Even though historic homes offer several benefits, they do have one blaring downside: energy efficiency. Continue reading to learn how Glass Doctor® of Calgary offers innovative and cost-effective solutions to bolster the energy efficiency of your historic home.
Double Pane Windows
Glass Doctor of Calgary offers multiple types of insulated glass units (IGUs), including triple pane windows and the wildly popular double pane windows. These windows feature a cutting-edge design to help reduce heat transfer and keep your home more comfortable all year long.
In the summer, double pane windows reduce heat gain from the outside, which reduces the usage of your AC system and saves you money. During the winter, double pane windows limit the amount of heat loss, which helps maintain a consistent temperature throughout your home.
In addition to saving money, double pane windows minimize the amount of fossil fuels you're required to burn, which means creating fewer greenhouse gas emissions. As an added bonus, these IGUs also act as a sound barrier to reduce noise pollution.
Low-emissivity or low-E windows are very similar to sunglasses for historic homes - they make it cooler. This reflective glass blocks a percentage of the sun's rays and heat to help control the climate in your home. While it allows sunlight into a room, the heat stays outside.
Since Low-E glass features a thin metallic, reflective coating, it filters a large portion of the UV light from entering your home. As a result, your draperies, carpets, couches, and other home furnishings are protected from premature fading.
Contact Glass Doctor of Calgary
With Glass Doctor of Calgary, you can enjoy the timeless allure of an older home and energy efficiency. If you are wondering about the cost, our glass experts provide free in-home consultations where we will explain everything and provide you with options.
Contact Glass Doctor of Calgary today to schedule your in-home appointment.