What to look for in a quality window
Low emissivity glass will help to reflect heat and keep your home cooler throughout the summer months. It is a microscopically thin layer which is applied to the glass that reflects long wave infrared energy (or heat).
In our region, an energy star window is required to have a .30 or lower U-Factor. The lower the U-Factor the higher the performance of the product. We recommend a U-Factor of .27 or less in the northeast region and have a variety of options to get your U-Factor as low as possible.
Argon or Krypton Gas
On a double pane window, you will want to have Argon gas in between the two panes of glass. Argon gas is denser than oxygen which will improve the thermal insulation efficiency. On a triple pane window, we recommend having a blend of 45% Argon Gas and 45% krypton gas which will give you the optimum performance. Krypton gas is similar to Argon gas just a better insulator. Both Argon and Krypton gas will contribute to the windows overall U-factor.
Your windows I-beam should be composite reinforced to ensure the integrity of the window. We do not recommend metal reinforced products because metal is a conductor of both heat and cold.
Triple weather stripping around sashes
Help to stop drafts and to ensure a tight seal of your entire window.
Multi chambered frame design or foam filled sashes and frame
Preventing airflow through the window.
This will give you the most amount of surface area on your window with glass rather than vinyl to optimize your view and natural light into your home.
Allow airflow into your home without opening the bottom sash of your window completely.
What to look out for when shopping for windows
Shopping for windows can be stressful with all of the different window dealers out there. Here are some helpful tips to look out for when shopping for windows.
Look out for dealers who only offer you one product
Each homeowner wants, and needs are different. Make sure when shopping for windows you do not get pushed into one specific product. At Energy Windows Doors & More we offer a full line of premium vinyl or composite products to cater to each homeowner’s specific needs.
Watch out for financing specials and inflated prices
Nowadays many window companies will advertise no interest and no payments. They will then get into the home and tie you into a finance payment for an extended period of time at HIGHLY INFLATED costs to you the homeowner. Make sure you are paying for the value of the product instead of the big company’s sales commissions. At Energy Windows Doors & More we offer fair and honest upfront prices for premium products with a quality install.
Make sure your window dealer has a strong relationship with their manufacturer
At Energy Windows Doors & More we have a combined 25 years of experience in the window industry. This has allowed us to form great relationships with all of our manufacturers. What is most important to us is you the customers experience before, during, and after the sale of our products. We make sure that each product we provide to you the customer is backed by a strong warranty to cover any future issues that may arise. We are always there to provide excellent service to you the customer and working with the best manufacturers helps us maintain our excellent reputation.
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