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Minneapolis Homeowners: ‘Tis the Season to Save with Energy-Efficient Exterior Doors and Replacement Windows

Did you know that the greatest heating or cooling loss in a home is through door and window openings? That means reducing your energy usage and avoiding wasting energy can best be achieved by making sure your windows and doors are highly energy efficient.  As THE leading Replacement Window Company in the Twin Cities, we have some sound advice to help you save on your energy bills this winter.

With home heating and cooling energy demands, and planned cutbacks in types of fuel, taking steps now to make sure your home is as energy efficient as possible is crucial for homeowners in our area.

We find when we talk to homeowners they tend to focus on installing energy-efficient appliances, but the average home loses somewhere between 25-40% of its heat or cooling via doors and windows.  The older your doors and windows, the more likely your number is on the higher end. (Home energy audits are the source of this data.)

So, what is the answer? It depends on your home and your existing doors and windows. The older your home, the more you can save. (Our specialty is energy-efficient windows and exterior doors for older and historic homes.) But even those with newer homes can benefit, because builders often cut corners on things like doors and windows.  Our replacement window and door technicians can meet with you to design the best solution for you and your home and your budget.

  • If you have an older or historic home with single pane wood windows and wood entry doors? We’re likely to suggest preserving that beautiful wood but upping your energy efficiency by having storm windows and doors installed.
  • Have drafts in every room? Feeling winter’s chill? Perhaps it’s time to replace all your doors and windows. It’s likely that those doors and windows that fit snugly when they were first installed are a bit loose around the edges, leaking air in and out.
  • Love your genuine wood front door? We can help you love it even more with the right storm door that will protect it from the elements while adding a layer of insulation to seal out drafts and reduce heat loss.

If you have any questions, please contact us.  Use our online contact form, or call and speak with one of our replacement window technicians. We can evaluate the condition of your current windows and suggest a solution that works for you, your home, and your budget. Call us at 952-746-6661 (Minneapolis) or 651-209-1001 (St. Paul) to schedule an appointment.

We are a licensed Minnesota home remodeling company specializing in energy-efficient exterior home improvements.  We are also a ProVia Platinum Dealer and a Marvin Authorized Replacement Contractor… which puts us in an elite group across the United States.


Window Outfitters is a premier Window Replacement, doors, siding contractor and installer. As Contractor in the St Paul, Minneapolis, (Twin Cities) Minnesota (MN) metro, we proudly serve, but are not limited to, the following areas: Minneapolis Energy Efficient Vinyl Windows, Replacement Window Contractors Minnesota, Burnsville, Apple Valley, Lakeville, Savage, Bloomington, Edina, Richfield, Eagan, St Paul, Hastings, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Maple Grove, Eden Prairie, Farmington MN, Chaska, Shakopee, Chanhassen, Victoria, Mendota Heights Anderson Windows Minneapolis, Marvin Windows Minneapolis.