Replacement Windows Eden Prairie MN

Eden Prairie MN Replacement Windows

Today’s homeowners are extremely concerned when it comes to making their homes more energy efficient. One of the best ways to accomplish this is to replace old leaky windows with high efficiency vinyl replacement windows. In addition to that, replacement windows provide one of the best returns on investment of any home improvement projects you can do and they may never need to be replaced again.

From an energy saving standpoint, traditional windows and doors have been a weak link in home construction, often accounting for 35 to 40 percent of a home’s heat loss in the winter and an even larger fraction of heat gain in the summer. New technology has greatly improved the energy efficiency of today’s products. Fortunately, “window shopping” has been simplified for consumers by the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC), which has testing and performance standards. The four key elements of efficient windows are:

U-Factor – U-Factor measures how well a product prevents heat from escaping. The lower the number, the more the window will help reduce heating bills. Windows with a U-Factor under 0.30 are excellent.

Solar Heat Gain Coefficient – Solar Heat Gain Coefficient is the metric for how well a product blocks heat caused by sunlight. The lower the number, the more it will help reduce air conditioning bills. Windows with a SHGF under 0.30 are excellent.

Visible Transmittance – Visible Transmittance measures how much light comes through a product. The closer to 1, the more light transmitted.

Air-Infiltration Rate – Air-Infiltration Rate measures how much air can seep through window cracks and is measured in cubic feet of air that penetrates a square foot of window surface per minute.

Each of these areas are important considerations in your selection. It is these systems, working in concert, that produce a winning combination for energy efficiency, beauty, durability, ease of operation and safety and security.

Whether you are remodeling, renovating or building a new home, vinyl replacement windows deliver unmatched beauty and state-of-the-art performance for energy savings, reduced maintenance and a more comfortable home.

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