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For air to insulate well, it needs to be as still as possible because moving air carries energy. Argon is heavier than air, so it is less prone to convection or thermal movement. The bottom line is that heavier-than-air gases offer a higher level of insulation.  Argon is found naturally in the air you breathe and is completely harmless.

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A decision this important concerning the safety and value of your home should not be taken lightly. We encourage you to research our products and welcome your questions. One of the key steps to this process is your initial home consultation. With nearly 30 years of experience, we can help guide you to the right solution based on your family’s needs and home’s architecture. Here is an online guide that may also be helpful. 

Most installations will require 5-7 weeks from start to finish. Your comfort is a priority; once we are on the job and installation is underway, it usually takes about 1 hour per window.

Homeowners with windows over 25 years old should consider replacing them, both to gain the best energy efficiencies and to protect the envelope of the house.& A home is an ideal candidate for a window replacement if its windows are sealed or painted shut or has drafts that come through the windows.

These are windows and doors that combine heavy-duty frames with impact-resistant laminated glass and a special silicone glazing process to keep the glass from breaking away from its frame. Impact-resistant glass is comprised of two panes of glass bonded together with a special interlayer of clear polyvinylbutyral. Although wind-borne debris or an attempted break in may crack the glass on impact, the interlayer keeps the overall window and door intact, preventing destructive winds or intruders from entering your home.

The R-value is the resistance a material has to the flow of heat. The higher the R-value, the greater the resistance.
The U-value is the amount of heat that is transferred through a material. The lower the U-value, the better the insulating quality.

Condensation or sweating, is a natural occurrence on all windows and is caused by excess humidity or invisible water vapor present in the air.& When this water vapor comes in contact with a surface which is at a cooler temperature, the vapor turns to visible droplets of moisture.

Contact us at 727-320-9343 or jacquibetterview@verizon.net. We will evaluate the situation and help determine the necessary course of action to resolve your issue.

ENERGY STAR labeled windows meet a stringent energy efficiency specification set by the Department of Energy and have been tested and certified by the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC). NFRC is an independent, third-parth certification agency that assigns specific energy efficiency measures such as U-factor and Solar Heat Gain Coefficient to the complete window system, not simply the glass. ENERGY STAR qualified windows may have two or more panes of glass, warm-edge spacers between the window panes, improved framing materials, and Low-E coating(s) which are microscopically thin coatings that help keep heat inside during the winter and outside during the summer.

ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices. 
Results are already adding up. Americans, with the help of ENERGY STAR, saved enough energy in 2007 alone to avoid greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those from 27 million cars — all while saving $16 billion on their utility bills.

Your purchase of replacement windows will allow you to take advantage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. This legislation offers an incentive to homeowners and businesses that make energy-efficient improvements to their homes and commercial buildings. You could receive up to $1,500 tax credit. Currently this bill is set to expire on December 31, 2010. Contact your tax advisor for more information on how to receive this credit.

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