In North Carolina, replacing outdated windows with new, ENERGY STAR qualified models is a financially astute decision that yields substantial average annual cost savings.
These savings are largely due to the enhanced energy efficiency of the windows, which are designed to minimize heat loss in the winter and heat gain in the summer. The specific materials used in ENERGY STAR certified windows—such as low-emissivity coatings, and advanced framing materials like fiberglass, vinyl, or composite—work together to significantly reduce the amount of energy required to maintain a comfortable temperature in the home. This reduction in energy use is not only good for the wallet, but also beneficial for the environment, as it corresponds with a decrease in greenhouse gas emissions from home heating and cooling systems.
The financial benefits of window replacement in North Carolina are further underscored by the performance criteria set by the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC). The NFRC ratings take into account various climate zones and the unique challenges they present, ensuring that homeowners are getting products tailored to their local environmental conditions. With ENERGY STAR certified windows, North Carolinians can expect improved home comfort and a reduction in ultraviolet damage to the interior furnishings. Over time, the initial investment in window replacement is offset by the continuous savings on energy bills, with many homeowners recovering the cost through improved energy efficiency within a few years.
ENERGY STAR qualified, windows, and doors:
Though ENERGY STAR does not require any specific technologies, certain product features are common in many certified products.
Windows and doors protect you from the elements just like a winter coat. But like a winter coat, you should pick the windows and doors that make the most sense for your climate. While some windows and doors are better at keeping you warm, others excel at keeping you cool.
Performance criteria for windows and doors are based on ratings certified by the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) and vary for each of the climate zones shown in the adjacent map. To find the climate in which you are located, search here.
Doors are a little different. Many doors don’t have any glass (like your front door), but even doors with lots of glass (like a sliding patio door) have lower glass-to-frame ratios than windows. This means doors can provide more insulation than a window or skylight can. Performance criteria for doors are based on the amount of glass they have (called glazing level) and ratings certified by the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC).
Many ENERGY STAR certified windows and doors have some or all of the product features detailed below. But these features are not required. Learn more about what makes it ENERGY STAR. Understanding the components that contribute to the energy efficiency of your windows is crucial when considering an upgrade.
Below we delve into the common product features of ENERGY STAR certified windows and doors, explaining how each design choice and material can contribute to energy savings and improved home comfort.
We will come to YOU to get the process started. To begin, we will measure all your windows and doors. Once your selections are made, we will give you a quote.
Before starting the project, we will take detailed measurements of your current windows & doors. We will evaluate the new sizes and scope of your project, so there are no surprises down the road.
Once your custom windows arrive in our warehouse, we will reach out and schedule an installation date. We pride ourselves on the speed and effectiveness of our in-house installation crews.
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