We Answer Your Questions About Window Replacement
Renewal by Andersen® of Quad Cities is ready to answer any questions you may have about our quality window replacement in Rock Island IL and beyond. We know how confusing the window replacement process can be, which is why we’ve put together this list of frequently asked questions so you can make the best decisions possible.
Q: Why do windows need to have two to three panes of glass?
A: A window needs more than one pane of glass so you can stay warmer in winter and cooler in summer. This forms a thermal barrier that prevents the escape of energy.
Q: What does the NFRC label mean and why is it important?
A: The NFRC stands for the National Fenestration Research Council, and the label means that particular window has gone through extensive testing to ensure top energy efficient performance. Each product is then rated by key performance measures, which are shown on the label affixed to your new windows.
Q: What’s best for frame material: wood or vinyl?
A: While each material has its advantages, each one is different when it comes to strength, durability, insulation value, maintenance, and beauty. Wood looks natural but it can rot, plus it needs to be painted every few years. Vinyl windows are low maintenance, inexpensive and energy efficient, but can stick and warp.
Q: How much can I save on my heating and cooling bills with new windows?
A: Because you throw out 30 cents of every dollar you spend on energy, it’s important get new windows and doors that help you save 33 percent on your monthly energy bills.
Q: Can I apply a coating or tinting to my windows to shade the sun?
A: You need some protection from the hot Illinois sun in summer. You get that from Renewal by Andersen’s High Performance™ Low-E4® SmartSun™ glass which is the most energy efficient glass we have ever offered, at 70% more energy efficient in summer and 45% more energy efficient in winter as compared to ordinary dual pane glass*.
Q: Are replacement windows affordable?
A: Yes. Every project will vary in terms of price, but we can provide you with an up-front estimate before starting. Keep in mind, all professional installation and materials are built into the final cost for your window replacement in Rock Island IL.
Q: Why can’t I just buy windows from the local home improvement store?
A: Those “off the shelf” products are mass produced and aren’t custom fitted to your home like ours are, nor are they made with the highest quality materials or thermally efficient glass.
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*Values are based on comparison of Renewal by Andersen® double-hung inserted window SHGC to the SHGC for clear dual pane glass non-metal frame default values from the 2006 and 2009 International Energy Conservation Code.
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