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Window FAQ


Q.    Why are vinyl windows the best choice?

A.    Your choice of framing material goes a long way toward determining the longevity and energy of the total window system. Wood windows possess excellent thermal qualities but are prone to weather deterioration and require painting at regular intervals. Aluminum windows are very durable but offer little insulating value because they conduct energy rapidly. Vinyl windows are your best choice because they offer thermal characteristics similar to wood, are extremely durable, and provide a finish that is virtually maintenance-free. Also keep in mind that the best performing vinyl window systems have multi-chambered frames with welded corners.


Q.    What is argon gas and why is it used with Low E glass?

A.     Argon is a safe odorless, colorless, non-toxic, non-flammable insert that is commonly used in place of air between the glass panes of an insulated Low E glass unit. Argon's heat conductivity is lower than that of air. And thus it is better insulator and contributes to a lower U-factor. Argon is not an effective solar performer by itself: that is why it is only used on conjunction with Low E insulated glass.


Q.     What is the U-factor?

A.     The U-factor or U-value is the measure of a window's thermal efficiency, based on its resistance to the flow of energy. The lower the U-factor, the more thermally efficient the window.


Q.     What is low emissivity glass?

A.     Low emissivity glass, commonly referred to, as Low E. is glass that has been coated with a micro-thin metallic film to improve thermal performance. The coating reduces the transfer of heat rays through the glass while still allowing light to pass through. In essence, the coating reflects heat back toward its source. Thus, heat from the furnace stays inside the home during cold weather, resulting in greater comfort and lower energy costs. Low E coatings also reduce harmful ultraviolet rays that cause drapes and upholstery to fade.


Q.     Why should I choose Anderson Brooks Construction?

A.     ABC strives to offer window and door products that are both aesthetically appealing and energy-efficient. We closely monitor the quality of our products and back them with some of the best warranties in the business. In short, we care about our customers and value their trust. We thank you for visiting our web site and would like you to consider Anderson Brooks Construction for your next remodeling project.


Q.     What is the best way to get an estimate for new windows and doors?

A.     You need to have a sales consultant come to your home, measure your openings, and show you samples before presenting you with an accurate, no obligation free estimate.

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