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Energy efficiency is a key concern among contemporary homeowners. Most homes are not up to date with the latest trends in making a home energy efficient. Some Raleigh windows are not made with the best materials, especially those that are on the older homes. There are a few reasons why it is better to replace older wooden frame windows with newer energy efficient windows.

Wooden framed glass windows come with many downsides. The wooden frames are susceptible to rot and wear if they are not painted regularly. The glass panes do not prevent heat transfer, given that the thin single pane of glass does not offer much in the way of insulation. Overall, the only upside to wooden framed windows is their ability to be personalized and stylish. This can be good only if the homeowner has a budget to that allows for maintenance costs.

Vinyl windows are a great contender against wooden windows. The vinyl material that makes up their frames requires no maintenance. On top of that, vinyl can be mass produced in many styles. This means that if the window breaks, it can be easily replaced by simply knowing the manufacturer and the model of the window. Vinyl windows are made with an insulated glass unit.

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An insulated glass unit is made up of two or three separate panes of glass. The panes of glass have a vacuum of air between each. This air acts as insulation, which prevents heat transfer between the panes. This means that windows heat up a home much less and help to save on energy bills, especially in the summertime.

A great benefit to vinyl windows is their ability to be replaced by the homeowner without the need of a contractor. A homeowner who wants to handle the job on his or her on simply needs to contact a contractor to purchase the insulated glass unit. After that, one only needs to follow a simple process for replacement, and many tutorials are available online.

While replacements can be made as soon as possible from older windows to new energy efficient windows, this may not be the best choice for all homeowners. Window replacement can be a costly and time consuming process that will be stressful, and the homeowner should consider the lifespan of the current window before making a final replacement decision. If a window has been broken, however, it can easily be replaced with a new vinyl window.

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