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NFRC Ratings Provide Objective Way For Comparing Window Brands and Models

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) has developed an objective way for homeowners to determine the energy-saving properties of one brand or model of windows against another. The NFRC is a nonprofit, quasi-private organization created by the window, door, and skylight industry. Membership includes manufacturers, suppliers, researchers, architects, designers, code officials, utilities, and government agencies. The window energy rating system is based on whole-product performance. I...

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Independent Exterior Window Installers Preferred By Most

In a Home Improvements Survey reported online last July, Consumer Reports said that respondents who used an installer recommended by the window manufacturer were more satisfied overall than those who used contractors employed or recommended by a Big Box home improvement retailer. Many major window manufacturers, including Andersen, Marvin, and Pella, train and certify installers for their specific products. In fact, deviating from your window manufacturer’s recommendations can void the warr...

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Experts Give Advice About “New” vs. “Replacement” Windows

Remodeling experts advise that one of the first decisions you must make when replacing your home’s exterior windows is between new windows and replacement windows. Replacement windows Replacement windows are specified when you only want to remove your old or poor-quality windows without disturbing the surrounding trim and/or frame. The replacement window is designed to fit the existing opening. Depending on the manufacturer, replacement windows come in standard sizes that fit the most com...

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Consumers Need To Be Savvy About Different Kinds Of Glass

There are different kinds of glass to consider when contemplating new or replacement windows for your home, according to exterior-remodeling industry experts. Sheet glass Sheet glass is what most people think about when they hear the word “glass.” It’s what you’ll usually find in older homes. It’s easy to cut and install, but it’s not energy efficient. If you’re replacing a piece of sheet glass in your older home, make sure your installer uses “window grade.” There are cheape...

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Various Window Styles Offer Different Features & Benefits

The start of the new year places us in the icy throes of winter, when the drafty inadequacies of older, original windows make themselves evident. This is when the thoughts of many home- and business owners turn to installing either “replacement” or “new” windows. As reported elsewhere, replacement windows are designed to fit the existing opening and specified when you only want to remove your old or poor-quality windows without disturbing the surrounding trim and/or frame. Contrarily...

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Early spring is the time to book your window replacement project

Book your exterior remodeling contractor now because it’s going to get busy around your neighborhood! Many home- and business-owners turn their attention to replacing exterior window after a long winter dealing with drafts, condensation between the glass panes, arthritic sashes that no longer go up-and-down, casements that have become too cranky to crank open, or any combination of the above. Happily, along with better warmth, comfort, and ease of operation, new windows can help you realiz...

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NFRC Ratings Provide Objective Way For Comparing Window Brands and Models

NFRC Ratings Provide Objective Way For Comparing Window Brands and Models 07/16/2019 | Written by Webadmin

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) has developed an objective way...

Independent Exterior Window Installers Preferred By Most

Independent Exterior Window Installers Preferred By Most 07/16/2019 | Written by Webadmin

In a Home Improvements Survey reported online last July, Consumer Reports said...

Experts Give Advice About “New” vs. “Replacement” Windows

Experts Give Advice About “New” vs. “Replacement” Windows 07/16/2019 | Written by Webadmin

Remodeling experts advise that one of the first decisions you must make when r...

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