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Are there building code regulations on the windows I buy?

Windows must meet two safety guidelines: wind load and human impact. Standard factory-built windows meet most wind load requirements. Always check...

 

How do I know I’m getting an energy efficient window?

Look on the label for a rating by the National Fenestration Rating Council. It will rate the energy efficiency of each model of...

 

What are some signals I need new windows?

Air leaking around the windows; windows don’t open easily and are painted or nailed shut, which could prevent a safe escape during a fire; or the...

 

What makes a window more energy efficient?

A number of factors affect energy efficiency, including how the frame is built, the type of glass used, the type of low-emissivity coating on the...

 

What does “cladding”mean, when referring to a window?

Cladding is an exterior layer of vinyl or aluminum covering a wood frame. It is generally only on the side of the window that faces the outside. The...

 

Why is there condensation on the inside of the window?

Condensation indicates that there is higher humidity inside the room than outside. Having too much moisture collecting on the inside of the window...

 

How do I measure for my replacement window?

Remember that windows that are custom built can’t be returned, so measure carefully. To measure the width, raise the lower sash and measure the...

 

Can I install my own replacement windows?

Installing replacement windows is a task that most do-it-yourselfers can...

 
 
 
 


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