Of course Energy Savings and Comfort are two very important criteria as you determine the best replacement window and patio door type and brand for your project. But how do you compare the ability of the different types, styles and prices of windows to deliver on that important objective? Vinyl clad wood windows, Metal windows, and Vinyl windows vary greatly in how they provide energy savings and comfort. In fact windows made of the same frame materials, like the vinyl windows we design and manufacture here at Jantek Windows can vary greatly in energy and comfort performance from those of other manufacturers. So how do you compare your options with regard to this important criteria? In this article I will give you a simple way to compare the insulation value of any window or patio door your are considering. All you need is one number and a calculator. Let’s get started.
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Energy consumption affects the Philosophical, Financial, Physical and Social aspects of our lives. It is the end result of a balancing act, or a value equation that we use in considering the method, the cost, the quality, and the environmental impact of how we live.
by Frank Giuseppini
As you do your research on the product portion of your replacement window and patio door project, you have probably read or heard some window retailers state that the window and patio door products they are quoting utilize a “Warm Edge Spacer.” So why is that important? Well, let’s explore what warm edge spacers are, and the answer to that question will be clear.
"Wow!" you say, as you come to the realization that you have a lot of choices as to the style, brands and materials that you select for your replacement window project. As we covered in our article on The Cost of Replacement Windows and Patio Doors there are distinct differences in the cost of replacement windows and patio doors available to you. But, the cost is just one of the important considerations you should have. Another is the energy efficiency and comfort performance of the windows and patio doors. We at Jantek want you to understand why that is, and so here we go!
By Frank Giuseppini
If you’re going to purchase replacement windows and patio doors its very important that any window or patio door you consider be certified by the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC). There a two reasons why.
Now that you have decided that you want and need to do a replacement window project, the next step is to figure out how you will pay for it.
The replacement window project financing question is something that you can answer only after considering all the available ways to pay for your project against your personal financial situation. I’m writing this article to give you some background as to the nature of replacement window financing based on how the process has worked for the thousands of replacement window projects that we at Jantek have completed over the last 25 years. Continue Reading
By Frank Giuseppini
Do you like the idea of having new affordable and energy efficient vinyl replacement windows and patio doors but aren’t sure what is involved in the installation process?
With us at Jantek Windows being the only vinyl replacement window and patio door manufacturer with employee based installation experience (more than 500,000 vinyl replacement windows and patio doors installed over the last 25 years), we’re kind of experts in our field. Over the years we’ve heard every installation question under the sun.
If you have concerns about how vinyl replacement window and patio door installations are done, keep reading because we’re answering the most commonly asked vinyl replacement window installation questions to help you decide if vinyl replacement windows and patio doors are a good choice for your home or business.
By Frank Giuseppini
If you are seriously considering a replacement window project, you’ve probably discovered that there are a lot of decisions to make!
At the top of this list stands one preeminent question:
How do I select a reputable replacement window contractor?
This question is so important because the expertise and integrity of your replacement window and patio door contractor will play a huge role in determining the final outcome of your project.
To assist you in this process, we at Jantek Windows have put together a checklist to help you vet replacement window contractors. This checklist is based on our experience of not only working with over a thousand replacement window customers throughout Southern New Jersey and the greater Philadelphia area, but also from helping hundreds of folks who found us through the internet find reputable replacement window contractors in their area (see more about this below).
So, regardless of where you live or whether you are looking for wood clad, metal, composite or vinyl replacement windows, this checklist will help you identify various criteria to look for when selecting your replacement window contractor.
Okay, lets get right to it!
By Frank Giuseppini
I recently came to the conclusion that even in this “age of Google,” it is still difficult for consumers to do online up front research on what it will cost to replace the windows and patio doors in their home or business. Replacement windows and patio door companies’ websites tout their discounts and savings, but rarely allow you to understand what your final cost may be. You have to have a virtual (Skype, Zoom, etc.) or in-home appointment with a salesman to get an idea of what your actual cost may be. I want to change that! Continue Reading