Windows & Doors
A home’s windows and doors aren’t meant to last forever, and the technology in energy efficiency is improving almost daily. Any realtor will tell you that one of the first things that attracts people to your home is curb appeal. A large part of curb appeal of your home is the exterior doors. If your doors are old and tired, they’re probably not very energy efficient either. Why not throw away that old towel or draft guard and let T. J. Shannon show you how you can improve your home’s energy efficiency and curb appeal all at once. A replacement entry door can add from 56 to as much as 73% of the cost to the value of your home!
The average life expectancy of today’s vinyl or wood windows is 30 years. For aluminum windows, it’s less than twenty. Just like the auto industry is constantly improving fuel efficiency, window manufacturers are always looking for ways to improve the energy efficiency of their products. Depending upon the age and type of insulation in your walls, today it is possible to have windows that have a higher R-value (the scale used to measure insulation value) than the surrounding walls! Today’s windows come in a variety of colors and styles and with a number of options such as internal grids and/or blinds. Replacing your older, current windows can save you in two ways. You can recoup up to 70% of the cost in added value to your home, and you can reduce the costs to both heat your home in the winter and cool it in the summer. T. J. Shannon Construction can provide you with detailed information from several window manufacturers, testimonials from our past customers for each brand, and expert advice to help you choose the best windows for your home.