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Replacing the Windows in my Condo

Posted on | September 6, 2012 | Comments Off on Replacing the Windows in my Condo

Editor’s Note: D&D Windows provides replacement windows, vinyl windows, and energy efficient windows in Sacramento, CA.

On my thirtieth birthday, I decided to go for it—to purchase a home. I had been careful with the money I had earned as a young professional and was ready for my hard earned money to be invested, rather than spent on monthly rent. Most of my friends were already married, but as a young bachelor, I decided that although I wasn’t ready for a family, I could be making investments for my future. So I bought a condo in Midtown Sacramento. Almost immediately, I knew it would need some work, namely on the windows and bathrooms.

Windows have always been important to me in a home. My bedroom as a kid had a huge window overlooking our backyard and I would stare through it for hours when it was too cold to go outside. The windows of my new home were foggy and, as I found out soon after purchasing the home, they were leaking. I was going to need replacement windows. A simple online search led me to D&D Windows and within a week I had a design quote and plans to have the windows replaced the following week.

Especially with an older house, I wanted to preserve the Victorian feel, instilling bits of modern appeal throughout.  An upgrade I made when getting replacement windows was to get energy efficient windows installed. After talking with the representative, I decided it would be a great way to renovate my new place and save money and energy on top of it all. When I got my first energy bill (it was the dead of summer), I saved 12% the month previous.

Another benefit to installing energy efficient windows when replacing windows is that it can protect the interior of the home from sun damage. I am a lover of the arts and because I also prefer keeping the curtains open, it was also a wonderful way to protect my favorite art pieces. I keep the curtains closed when I’m not at home, but when I want to enjoy my art and the view from my windows, I know that I don’t have to worry as much about discoloration or fading. Especially because I have an antique textile collection, I didn’t want to have to keep everything in a dark room that no one would see.

Replacing my windows truly brightened up my home. Because I could trust they wouldn’t leak or cause damage to my furniture and belongings, I could rest assured that they would be preserved. And I have to say, the fact that my home is more efficient and less expensive gives me a lot more wiggle-room to purchase more of the art I love.