#1 When hiring a contractor there are some important questions you should ask to avoid headaches down the road such as ; What's the contractor’s track record? Can they provide references? Are they registered with the state and licensed and insured? DO they warranty their work and will they be around in the future to honor that warranty? And always remember to never pay for work that hasn't been completed. Keep these things in mind when hiring a contractor, and you’ll be happier in the long run!

#2 When it comes to purchasing energy efficient windows, always question what the U-factor is. A U-factor indicates the window's resistance to heat flow and it's insulating properties. The lower the U-factor, the better the insulation. In order for windows to be Energy Star rated, in the Southern part of the U.S., windows must have a U-factor of .40 or less. Keep this tip in mind when selecting windows to make sure you purchase the right product!

#3 Did you know that up to 30% of heating and cooling energy can escape through old, single pane, aluminum windows? Replacing with energy efficient windows and doors can help save energy and keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter months. Making these adjustments to make your home more energy efficient can save you money in the long run. Consider updating your home’s windows and doors today!

#4 When it comes to home improvements, Replacing windows and siding not only helps save money but if you're considering selling, new windows and siding are considered the improvements that offer the biggest return of investment. Replacement windows and doors can offer more than a 70% return on investment and making your property more attractive to buyers overall. Update your home with new windows and siding either for yourself, or prior to placing your home on the market.