Weatherization – Have you done it?

Latest news from Windows Plus. A major component of President Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was to encourage homeowners to install weather-tight windows and doors in their homes. The $5 billion program had as its focus the increase of construction jobs and greater energy conserving at home. Many states have struggled to move their programs forward, encountering numerous obstacles along the way.

Here, in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area, it seems that homeowners have done better in making these sorts of changes to protectÊtheir homes and reach theÊhigher goals to save energy overall. Generally speaking,Êincomes in this geographicÊarea are greater than in many otherÊareas of the U.S., and as such, families appear to be better prepared financially to make the investments in home improvements.

Further, the DC Metropolitan Area has a great advantage in its location -Êit is located close to prime Federal agencies, such as the Department of Energy and the Department of Environmental Protection, thatÊkeep in the forefront the latest news on energy preservation and information to consumers.

Now is a great time for homeowners to consider making significant changes in their homes with replacement windows, doors and siding. Not only do these products ensure greater energy savings, they provide greater comfort in the home. Most of these products will also help to reduce intrusion from outside noises and provide UV-ray protectionÊto such items as window coverings and furniture. In the greatest of cases, particular glass packages have the added benefit of offering higher security and safety to the homeowner.

Any questions for your home, contact Reg Wayland or Tom Camarca at 703-916-8372. You can definitely improve your environmentÊby making certain home improvement changes.