FACT: A 1/16” gap around a window can be equivalent to removing a 12” pane from that window. If you just spent thousands of dollars on energy efficient windows, you will never see the energy savings.
FACT: Windows & Doors are responsible for up to 30% or more of energy waste in the home.
FACT: If your home was built before 1997, the appliances, insulation, and air conditioning systems likely do not meet today’s Energy Star requirements. The result? It will cost more money for these systems to overcome energy loss through windows and doors.
FACT: People spend thousands of dollars upgrading appliances, air conditioning systems, windows, radiant barriers, insulation systems, roofing systems, and other costly construction without addressing the most basic and inexpensive means by which to conserve energy. These technologies primarily deal with managing the elements once they’ve already entered your home. Keep the elements outside, where they belong, with the Saving America Energy Weatherization Program.
Our weatherization program is provided by highly experienced installers who use structural industrial sealants, foam products, window films and other components which were designed specifically to maximize energy efficiency. Before you spend thousands and thousands of dollars needlessly, why not let Saving America Energy visit with you to evaluate your energy loss through your windows, doors and other openings in the building envelope of your home or commercial building? Our staff can show you the obvious ways in which you are losing energy and money without all the technical "mumbo-jumbo" that others might throw your way.
We even sit with you and explain what incentives you may entitled to from Austin Energy and other local, state and federal agencies. And there are a number of ways to pay including financing programs for windows and doors.
WAIT! Before you dismiss this program and run down to your local home improvement store for cheap caulk and self dispensing foam, please understand that this is not just about sealing over old caulk and sealing cracks. We will identify your specific needs and professionally remove old, cracked and yellowed caulk expertly replacing it with our specially formulated sealants & foams, add weather stripping & window films where necessary and seal other openings to your home or building. And there are many other options that we will review if appropriate.
Aren't all caulks the same? Absolutely not. There are caulks and then there are sealants and in the world of sealants, 100% solid products, eco-friendly products are the ultimate. Many installers use products which contain solvents and some packages even say the product contains ingredients that have been found to be carcinogenic. A great installation or window is only great if a great sealant is used and the products we use are not only the best sealants but are also highly effective adhesives, so they will not let go once cured. And all insulating foams are not the same either. The foam we use is among the lowest VOC content products available and it's insulating specifications are among the highest in the industry.
Isn't it easy to just smear on some store-bought caulk and spray some foam? Aren't all installers about the same? Absolutely not. preparing to reseal is a process in itself and the proper application of sealant and foam makes all the difference in the world. Even the tools used for sealant and foam application are hugely important to the integrity of the installation and we provide our installers with the right tool for the job. We do not allow them to run to the local home improvement store and buy the "on sale" caulk and the cheap caulking gun.