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Is the Most Expensive Window Actually the BEST Window?

Enchantment Windows & Doors LLC knows that other companies try to sell you their windows at high prices- but did you know that all window products are the same across different businesses? Yes!
All window manufacturers must have their Fenestration products tested in order to have the Energy Star sticker on their products. This includes testing at National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) approved labs. These NFRC labels provide important information about the Energy Ratings. But what good do these labels do if window businesses don't tell you what they mean? How can you be sure you're being sold the correct product for a reasonable price? That's where Dave Scranton at Enchantment Windows & Doors LLC steps in.

The NFRC label provides ratings for:
  • U-Factor
  • Solar Heat Gain Coefficient
  • Visible Transmittance
  • Air Leakage
  • Condensation Resistance
NFRC - Window Installation in Albuquerque, NM
U-Factor: U-Factor measures how well a window product prevents heat from leaving your home or commercial building. The numbers for these ratings are usually from 0.15 and 1.20. The lower, the better! Keeping the heat inside your home is especially important during the colder months, so it's important to know what this rating means.
Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC): This rating measures how much heat from the sun is being blocked by your window. This is usually shown as a number between 0 and 1, the lower the number the better. This rating is important if you live in a usually warm climate, and want to make sure it stays cooler inside.
Visible Transmittance (VT): This number measures how much light is coming through your window. This rating is shown as a number between 0 and 1, and the higher the number, the more amount of light shines through.
Air Leakage: Air Leakage measures how much outside air is coming into your home or building, through the window. This rating is usually shown in numbers from a range of 0.1 to 0.3. The lower the number, the better the window is at keeping outside air out. This rating is optional, but some manufacturers like to include it on the label.
Condensation Resistance: This measures how well a window product can resist condensation. This rating is shown as a number between 1 and 100, with the higher number meaning the product is better at resisting condensation. This rating is also optional.
Energy Performance Rating - Window Installation in Albuquerque, NM
Some other factors to consider when looking for which window to purchase may include:
  • Air Infiltration
  • Water Infiltration
  • Structural Performance
  • Acoustical Performance
  • Security
  • Cost
  • Warranty
At Enchantment Windows & Doors LLC, we like to keep our customers informed. When we sell you a window product, we're not trying to swindle you. We're looking to provide you with the best new windows in Albuquerque, NM at the best price- excellent customer service included! Do you have more questions about what products are best for you? Call 505-881-2020 today.