What Do Your Windows' Performance Ratings Tell You?

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 by JR Pentolino

A window’s performance ratings will give you an idea of how well you can expect the window to function. That’s why it’s essential to first check a window’s performance rating before you select one for your home.

ClearChoice Windows and Doors, Inc, the top provider of vinyl windows in California discusses the window energy efficiency ratings established by the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC).

The NFRC Label

Energy-efficient products have performance ratings given by the NFRC to help consumers choose products that will meet their energy-saving needs. For a product to qualify, it should undergo a series of tests provided by the NFRC. This label is a good indication if your windows are energy-efficient.

Their Performance Ratings

By knowing the meaning behind the numbers, you’ll find the right window for your home easier. Here are the ratings and some information about each of them:

  • U-Factor – This refers to the amount of heat that escapes your home. The lower the value, the better your window is in keeping heat in your home.
  • Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) – This can range from zero to one. A lower value indicates that the window is better in preventing excessive heat buildup in your home.
  • Visible Transmittance (VT) – This will tell you how much daylight your window allows to enter your home; the higher the value, the more sunlight you’ll enjoy.
  • Air Leakage – If you’re wondering how well your window replacement in Chino Hills, CA, is in keeping drafts out of your home, then check this rating. Like with the other ratings, a lower number is better.

Reasons to Choose ClearChoice Windows and Doors, Inc

We know you have high standards and, rest assured, we do too. Not only do we only use high-quality products, such as vinyl windows that are manufactured in the U.S, we will also be directly involved in every phase of your project. We take pride in a job well done and understand the importance of using quality materials. In fact, you can check the positive reviews we have received from our satisfied clients on Angie's List.

With our NFRC-rated windows, you will enjoy a cozier home. You can be confident that our flawless window installation in Greater Los Angeles will keep out the elements. Our vinyl windows are well insulated to help regulate your indoor climate and reduce the amount of heat buildup in your home. In addition, they are low maintenance which will keep them looking good and functioning properly for years to come.

At ClearChoice Windows and Doors, Inc, you can count on us to provide you with energy efficient NFRC-certified windows. Call us today at 1-909-342-6299 for more information about how we ensure great window performance.

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231 W Allen Ave
San Dimas, CA 91773