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Q&A Spotlight: How Do I Choose the Best Energy-Efficient Window?

comments (1) July 27th, 2010 in Blogs
With so many new high-performance windows on the market, choosing the right one can be a difficult task.Click To Enlarge

With so many new high-performance windows on the market, choosing the right one can be a difficult task.


So who really makes the best window?

Windows are among the most expensive components that go into a house, and also the most complex. Chosen wisely, they contribute to warming in winter, cooling in summer. Manufacturers have dramatically expanded what’s on the market with a category of super efficient windows that leave double-pane low-e units in the dust. They also come with super big prices.

This week’s Q&A Spotlight from Green Building Advisor starts with a question about experiences GBA readers have had with high performance windows. Responses are all over the map, proving that customer service and technical support can sometimes seem as important as product quality and performance.

The discussion also leads to other intricacies of the window buying dilemma, including the down side of the government’s tax credit for energy efficient windows and why to some homeowners these windows aren’t as green as everyone seems to think.

Read the whole discussion in this week's Green Building Advisor Q&A Spotlight.



posted in: Blogs, energy efficiency, windows

Comments (1)

HeritageWindows HeritageWindows writes: Installing energy efficient windows and doors is essential to building a green home. Choosing windows with thermally broken glass and recyclable aluminum frames is good for your heating bill and your environmental conscience. Find great options at http://www.heritagewindows.com.
Posted: 3:38 pm on December 21st

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