Green Building materials are made of renewable resources and last a long time. They help reduce energy use. Whenever possible, green building products for your home or business are sourced locally to limit energy use in transit. They promote a healthy indoor air quality.
The Energy Star program is a green building whole-house approach to energy efficiency, created by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Energy Star replacement windows and doors are green building products that save you significant heating costs in the winter and cooling costs in the summer.Besides making your home chilly and uncomfortable, Improperly fitted windows and doors account for 40% of heat and cooling energy costs.
According to Energy Star, if you added up all the small holes in a typical home, the result would be the equivalent of leaving a window open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
Some of the best ways to go GREEN in your home includes replacement of old drafty windows and doors with Energy Star windows, doors and skylights.
Proper installation is a must for energy efficiency and fuel savings…
Energy Star replacement windows are two to four times more efficient than single-pane windows. Properly installed Energy Star windows can provide a savings of 20-30% in your heating and cooling bill. All the green products on the market however, will not make up for a drafty home caused by poor quality installation. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reports that a knowledgeable home improvement contractor can save homeowners up to 20% on heating and cooling costs. Ratings systems like Energy Star can help you to evaluate the best product, but even the best product will fail to deliver savings if improperly installed.
Why Choose MasterCraft to Install Your Energy Star Windows and Doors?