When you have made the commitment to invest in new windows for your home, it is important that the windows are installed properly. Poorly installed windows can lead to costly energy loss and even damage to your home.
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What you need to know about Window Installation

It can cost a minimum of $1,000 to replace a window, and up to $10,000 to make home repairs to new floors, drywall, and electric

Windows are the last line of defense against water damage, so it's important to be installed by a trained professional

Key Elements Of A New Window

  • Frame
    • Wood
      • Require regular maintenance to keep up look and function
      • Limited warranty and high product cost
      • Aluminum cladding can reduce maintenance but will lower thermal performance
    • Aluminum
      • High conductivity, low energy efficiency
      • Prone to denting, condensation, fading, and more
      • Look for metal frames with a thermal break for improved performance
    • Composite
      • Made from wood byproducts, sometimes mixed with plastic polymer
      • Limited warranty
      • Far more expensive than vinyl
    • Fiberglass
      • Rigid frame material
      • Better efficiency than wood
      • Limited customization options and few color choices
    • New construction vinyl
      • Low maintenance and affordable, most common window frame
      • Superior moisture resistance
      • Superior efficiency due to non-conductive frame material
      • Choose insulated vinyl frames for even better energy efficiency
  • Operation
    • Most commonly found operational windows where operating sashes slide past one another.  
      • Single-hung
      • Double-hung
      • Sliding
    • Windows that close by pressing against the frame lower air leakage and increase energy efficiency
      • Awning
      • Hopper
      • Casement
    • Fixed pane windows are airtight but offer no ventilation or egress
  • Glass

Additional window panes create an insulated air space that slows heat and sound transfer for better performance

      • Double Pane: Up to 31% more energy efficient than single pane
      • Triple Pane: Up to 48% more energy efficient than single pane
  • Gas Fills & Spacers
    • Argon
      • Most common and affordable fill gas
      • Works well in all dimensions of pane spacing
      • Performs well with 3/4  inch pane spacing
    • Krypton
      • Better thermal performance, but significantly more costly
      • Only available in triple pane units
      • Typically used when spacing in thinner, around 1/4 inch
    • Spacers
      • Non-metallic: Most efficient in blocking heat and cold transfer and reducing condensation, flexibility prevents cracks in seal
      • Metallic: High heat conductivity offers poor energy efficiency and increasing the risk of condensation
      • Warm-edge: Blends metallic and non-metallic materials for optimal performance without condensation
  • Window Coatings
    • Low-E: Coatings that reduce solar heat gain
      • Costs at least 15% more than clear glass
      • Reduce energy loss by up to 50%
    • Spectrally Selective: Designed for all kinds of climates
      • Filters out harmful UV rays and infrared light during the summer
      • Reflects furnace heat back inside during the winter
      • Reduces up to 70% of solar heat gain

98 million homes in the US are classified as under-insulated

The Cost Of Improper Insulation

  • Cracks and gaps around windows create problems you can’t see
    • Air leaks and drafts
    • Condensation and leaks
    • Mold, mildew, and rot
    • Asthma and airway problems
    • Damage to walls and framing
    • Glass fogging up
  • Poor insulation leads to costly energy loss
    • The average US homes between 1,700 and 2,600 sqft lose hundreds per year just by not replacing their windows
      • Northern Zone: $366 higher energy bills
      • North-Central Zone: $236 higher energy bills
      • South Central Zone: $319 higher energy bills
      • Southern Zone: $280 higher energy bills
    • Savings from installing windows the right way
      • $101 – $583 per year when replacing single-pane windows
      • $27 – $197 per year when replacing double-pane windows

Up to 30% of a home’s heated or cooled air escapes through gaps around windows

Why Choose Window Nation?

  • Attention To Detail: 96% of our windows require no follow-up service
  • Trusted Name: 96% customer satisfaction with thousands of positive reviews
  • Experience: Our installers have 10 years of experience on average
    • Only work with experienced and certified window and door specialists, not:
      • Subcontractors: No wild cards with poor experience or performance
      • Jack of all trades: Unlike all-in-one contractors, our experts only install windows and doors — leading to higher proficiency with better products
      • Day laborers: We have documented training processes and background checks — unlike most day labor contractors
    • Workmanship: Over 1 million windows installed in more than 100,000 homes
    • Accuracy: 99.5% of the windows fit perfectly into their spaces
      • Windows are measured 3x for the perfect fit
    • Materials:
      • Premium grade caulk, coil, and insulation to get the job done right the first time
        • Quad Foam: High insulating value will not warp, deform, or crack
        • Concrobium Mold Control: Creates an invisible antimicrobial barrier to prevent future mold growth (all natural, colorless, and odorless)
        • Quad MAX: Sealant is 3x stronger and 5x more flexible than standard caulk, and is mold and mildew resistant
        • Exterior Capping: Performance G8 has 8 coats of paint electrostatically bonded to the exterior, and is stronger, smoother, and more stain resistant

Learn more at WindowNation.com/install

Sources:

https://www.silltosash.com/windows/the-importance-of-installation/introduction/

https://modernize.com/windows/energy-efficient

https://www.windowworldsouthernnevada.com/article/triple-pane-windows-guide

https://www.energy.gov/energysaver/window-types-and-technologies

https://www.forbes.com/home-improvement/windows/window-replacement-cost/

https://www.nerdwallet.com/article/finance/average-electric-bill-cost 

https://www.houselogic.com/organize-maintain/home-maintenance-tips/seal-air-leaks-around-windows-and-doors/

https://www.bobvila.com/articles/vinyl-vs-aluminum-windows/ 

https://www.cbsnews.com/newyork/news/poor-insulation-could-be-costing-homeowners-hundreds/

https://www.energystar.gov/products/building_products/residential_windows_doors_and_skylights/benefits

 

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