The best replacement windows to retrofit old windows or add to new construction are manufactured from vinyl and aluminum. The value of a window, price, and total installation cost vary depending on performance measurements and energy efficiency testing. The NFRC (National Fenestration Rating Council) and Energy Star have partnered to created a 4 part standard for measuring the energy efficiency of windows. NFRC label provides a reliable way to determine the cost effectiveness of a replacement window.
What does the NFRC label measure?
Replacement windows with Argon filled double or triple-pane glass with a Low E silver coating are the most energy efficient window panes on the market. However, the price and total cost of installation can be expensive. Different areas of your home may need a more energy efficient window depending on the amount of direct sunlight they receive.
Many homeowners with homes built prior to the 1960s are reluctant to consider window replacements because of the visual differences between the character of a traditional wood frame window and a retrofitted vinyl replacement window. They can improve the energy efficiency of their old windows with:
While these efforts may be cheaper, studies by the EPA is quick to point out that they produce limited results for lowering the cost of your home utility bills. Window World offers a variety of vinyl replacement window styles to ensure older homes retain their aesthetic charm while improving energy efficiency.
Look for the best warranty when considering the window price and total cost of installation on retrofit, replacement or new construction windows. The industry’s most comprehensive limited lifetime warranty is part of what you are buying when you purchase replacement windows from Window World.
Finally, think about financing. Window World offers several affordable financing options with flexible down payment options.