Boston window repair expert discusses energy efficiency
As the owner of RestorationWindows.com, Ryan Pirro has been in the industry for about 12 years. RestorationWindows.com was started in February 2002, and a few months later Pirro took over as the sole proprietor. He has restored thousands of windows in the Boston area. "We strive to be the leader in our field in quality of work, improvement of techniques and materials, and customer satisfaction," Pirro says.
How can I make my windows more energy-efficient?
"You can add weather stripping, a quality exterior storm window, and in some cases an interior storm window. This will greatly cut down on drafts and energy loss through your windows. You don't have to buy new windows.
"Adding storm windows with Low-E glass will reduce the thermal conductivity of glass and help reduce draft, and weather stripping will also reduce drafts. The combination of a good storm window and proper weather stripping has a comparable energy savings to complete window replacement, and you don't need to put your original windows into a landfill.
"We also recommend that before any major energy improvement, you have an energy audit. This helps pinpoint the best places to start energy improvements and saves money. There is a section on most tax forms asking if you performed any weather stripping or replaced storm windows or doors. Speak with your accountant about what this means to you and your taxes."
What kind of window services do you offer?
"We offer restoration of wooden double-hung weight and pulley windows, and casement windows. We can perform anything from energy and operation improvements to the windows all the way up to a complete and gorgeous full window restoration.
"We offer storm window replacement, and custom interior and exterior storm windows. Energy efficient windows give you lower energy bills, reduced carbon footprint, easy operation and a more comfortable home.