Energy Star V3 Qualified Product Review: Windows

This week, we are highlighting some of the components that help make our homes Energy Star v3 certified. By understanding these elements, we feel that you can be a more educated home buyer or home owner.

One of the products we use that helps make your Fulton Home an Energy Star v3 Certified Home are vinyl low-e windows.

Here are the highlights about what you should know about vinyl low-e windows:

  • High-performance Vinyl Windows (minimum of .35 & .25) – reduces UV rays from entering home
  • Vinyl frames are low maintenance and provide good thermal insulation. (Sections may be hollow or filled with foam insulation. Wide vinyl sills may be reinforced with metal or wood.)
  • Windows and skylights protect you from the elements just like a winter coat. But like a winter coat, you want the windows and skylights that make the most sense for your climate.
  • While some windows and skylights are better at keeping you warm, others excel at keeping you cool.
  • Performance criteria for windows and skylights are based on these climate zones and ratings certified by the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC).
  • With low-e glass, special coatings reflect infrared light, keeping heat inside in the winter and outside in summer.
  • The also reflect damaging unltra-violet light , which helps protect interior furnishings from fading.

We hope this helps you feel more comfortable and familiar with the Energy Star system and low-e windows!

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