When Should You Replace Your Windows
Homes that are over 20 years old with original windows should now consider to upgrade it. However, if there is no sign of any damage, then you can continue with the same. Over time, your home windows begin to show some signs of damage which you either overlook or don’t check...
Simple Tips About Vinyl Windows Maintenance.
We carry the top brands in windows and doors and we're dedicated to protecting your purchase. Below are some tips and instructions for keeping your purchase looking and working like new.
All You Should Know About Condensation
Condensation is the passing of a substance from a lighter to a denser physical state. In this instance, water passes from a gaseous (vapour) state to the denser liquid one. Because it is caused by too much humidity…
What Are The Major Sources of Air Infiltration or Air Leakage in a Building
The amount of air leaking in and out of a building through cracks in walls, windows and doors. The lower a window’s air infiltration rating, the more airtight it is.
What is ENERGY STAR® Symbol
The international ENERGY STAR® symbol is a simple way for consumers to identify products that are among the most energy-efficient on the market. Only manufacturers and retailers whose products meet the ENERGY STAR® criteria can label their products with this symbol. Choosing an ENERGY STAR® labeled product over a conventional model could save you hundreds of dollars in energy costs.
What is Low-emittance (Low-e) Coating
Microscopically thin, virtually invisible, metal or metallic oxide layers deposited on a window or skylight glazing surface primarily to reduce the U-factor by suppressing radiative heat flow. A typical type of low-E coating is transparent to the solar spectrum (visible light and short-wave infrared radiation) and reflective of long-wave...
What is Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC)
The fraction of solar radiation admitted through a window or skylight, both directly transmitted, and absorbed and subsequently released inward. It is expressed as a number between 0 and 1. The lower a window's solar heat gain coefficient, the less solar heat it transmits, and the greater its shading ability. In other word, the lower SGHC, the better a product at blocking unwanted heat gain.
What is Self-Cleaning Glass
Self-cleaning glass is a specific type of glass with a surface that keeps itself free of dirt and grime.The field of self-cleaning coatings on glass is divided into two categories…