Replacing the windows in your home can be an expensive investment and Apex Exteriors wants to make sure that you know all the facts. We’re busting the top three myths about window upgrades to make sure you have the information you need to make your decision. To learn more about the products and services that Apex offers, visit us online at or call 847.961.4601.

MYTH: “I won’t save a significant amount on my energy bill just by replacing my windows.”

The truth is, you will save a significant amount on your energy bill each year. You can save up to 20 million BTU of energy each year, which will translate to a savings of $27-$111 per year if you’re replacing double-pane windows or $126-$465 per year if replacing single-pane windows! Not only that, but updating to energy efficient windows can quality you for a tax credit of up to $1,500.

MYTH: “They’ll cost a lot with too little payback.”

New, energy efficient windows are proven to have a payback period of fewer than seven years and they’re an investment that will be viable for decades. When you sell your home, energy efficient windows will also allow you to command a higher asking price based on significant consumer demand.

MYTH: “Repairs and touch-ups to my current windows can achieve equivalent cost-savings.”

Unfortunately, no updates or repairs that you can make to your existing windows will offer equivalent cost-savings. You can add insulation, plastic, or other upgrades, but you’ll end up spending more in the long-run. Not to mention these repairs are not home-improving investments that will pay off in the long run.

To learn more about Apex Exteriors and our energy efficient window replacement options, visit us online at or call 847.961.4601 today!

Last Updated on April 12, 2017 by


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