Atlanta’s Southern climate requires homes and businesses to be built in a way that allows for proper air circulation and cooling. The development of energy-efficient windows and other energy saving methods has been critical in ensuring that homes in Atlanta remain comfortable, affordable environments. The right windows can keep out the cold blasts and snowstorms that can suddenly hit Atlanta, while keeping the house moderately cool during the long, hot summers.

In 2011 alone, Atlantans dealt with a snowstorm that virtually shut the entire metropolitan area down for a week and over 70 days with temperatures above 90. An effective home circulation system can keep your temperatures and humidity to reasonable ranges within your home’s confines.

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Replacing old, worn-out windows with fresh treatments can firm up these conditions while possibly adding value to your home. Upgrading from double-paned windows instead of single-paned windows can provide more protection. The buffer of air between the dual planes of glass is what provides the protection for your home. This insulation is needed to offset the abnormal weather fronts that can often move through the area–extreme heat, snowstorms, ice storms, tornadoes and torrential downpours. For in-town residents, a quality installation will also keep out displeasing noise in addition to unwelcome drafts.

The right type of window treatment can not only lower your energy bills, but it can also make your home more attractive to potential buyers. Fresh new windows can be a good selling point for potential buyers because of the lower energy costs for its residents, and can benefit you as a seller by increasing the overall assessed value of your home. The expense of installing the new windows and frames can easily be recovered if a home sale may be in the near future.

Lastly, the installation of new windows can qualify as a tax deduction. Because the window installation is designed to lower energy costs, it could qualify as a tax deduction for tax expenses. Therefore, the purchase would lower your tax bill as well as your monthly energy bill, resulting in additional savings.

While the cost of replacing your windows is significant, you will more than recoup the investment from lower energy bills and the increased value of your home. The companies below can offer great advice about the best way to upgrade your windows and lower your home energy costs.

Atlanta Area Window and Door Company
748 Lawrence St NE
Marietta, GA 30060
(770) 499-8894

Hours: Consultations available upon request- Mon to Fri, Sat to Sun -Closed

Atlanta Area Window and Door will determine what methods will work best in your home–not just the layout of the living room near the affected windows, but the airflow of the entire home. The company’s network of field personnel provides enough flexibility and knowledge to take care of this installation.

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DuraCraft of Georgia
130 Stanley Court
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
(770) 921-1992

Hours: Mon to Fri -8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sat to Sun -Closed

DuraCraft has won numerous awards from Atlanta and Gwinnett County groups for its work. It offers a multitude of home maintenance services, and can also work with you to set up payment plans for the requested service.

Atlanta Windows and Energy Concepts, Inc.
7742 Spalding Dr., Suite 450
Norcross, GA 30092
(404) 537-1777

Hours: Mon to Fri -8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sat to Sun -Closed

Atlanta Energy Concepts has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. It offers siding, gutters and painting services in addition to window services. The company will also work on insulating your house fully against outside elements.

Michael Francis is a freelance writer studying at Georgia State University. His work can be found at

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