9 Tips for Choosing the Best Impact Windows
Tip 1: Look for information. Select windows and doors that you won’t have to replace for a long time. Our Representatives can help you choose a style you like and can help you in the decision process.
Tip 2: Remember to provide the custom size for each of your windows and doors. Our manufacturer does not charge extra for building impact windows and doors at a custom size. This will help them fit better in the opening when installed. The installation of custom impact windows and doors is faster, and there is less work needed to properly patch up the area around the windows to look cosmetically pleasing. Additionally, a tight fit corresponds to a decreased chance of water and air leakage, as well as heat transfer.
Tip 3: Select impact windows that are durable. Impact products with frames and sashes manufactured using high quality products, like the 100% American manufactured products used at Eco Window Systems. Since our impact resistant windows and doors use the latest technologies, they are durable, have great energy efficiency, and are low maintenance.
Tip 4: Give your home a chance to shine again. We have different styles to choose from and our impact resistant product line can give your home a much needed lift. As I mentioned before, since we use the latest technologies when designing our products, you will have the added benefits of UV protection, Sound reduction, lower energy consumption, and the comfort of using windows and doors that are easy to operate.
Tip 5: Know the important Factors. Ask our representatives about the U-factor the windows and doors you like. This factor is used to quantify the overall heat flow of the window. The smaller the U-factor, the lower the rate of heat flow. Also, there is the R-value, which corresponds to insulation. The higher the R-value of a material, the higher the insulating value.
Tip 6: Customer service is very important when choosing a manufacturer. We pride ourselves in our great service when dealing with our clients. Check for customer reviews of the products you like.
Tip 7: Look for a good SHGC. In your searches for a great window you might have heard of terms like Shading Coefficient or Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC). However, Shading Coefficient is becoming less used and Solar Heat Gain Coefficient is the value that is being used by many manufacturers. What is important for you to know is that SHGC ranges from 0 to 1 and a high coefficient means high heat gain, while a low coefficient means low heat gain.
Tip 8: Florida requires impact resistant products. For people living in Florida, having impact windows and doors in their homes and businesses is a great way to protect themselves, their homes, and their source of income. When hurricane season approaches, knowing your property is under the protection of impact products will help you sleep better.
Tip 9: Know what is stated in the warranty. Make sure you take the time to read and understand the warranty offered by the windows manufacturer you choose.