When replacing the windows in your home, you need to keep in mind that different windows have different functions. In most cases, these functions will depend greatly on the climate of the area, so location is clearly a very crucial consideration.
The state of California boasts a mostly Mediterranean climate, which means your choice of windows must be able to handle both heat and cold with ease. How will you be able to identify such windows? What criteria will you use to tell them apart? Let Renewal by Andersen® of Sacramento, your trusted residential window contractor in Davis, CA, simplify this process for you by listing three crucial factors to consider before choosing windows in California:
ENERGY STAR® and Local Energy Code
For lasting performance, your new windows must comply with the local energy code. If you are unfamiliar with this code, simply go for windows that have the ENERGY STAR logo. They often meet or exceed energy code requirements. Thanks to our focus on providing energy-saving products, all our windows bear the ENERGY STAR label, so any window from us will be an ideal choice.
Ratings on the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) Label
The NFRC label helps you appraise the energy performance of new windows so you can compare their efficiency. It shows the whole-window energy qualities and appears on all fenestration products, which are part of the ENERGY STAR program. As such, you can use this label when shopping for your picture, bay, bow, or casement windows in Davis, CA. In addition, the NFRC ratings are useful for verifying energy code compliance.
Having ENERGY STAR and NFRC labeled windows will amount to nothing without proper installation. This is because air and water leakage through unsealed gaps or cracks between the window openings and frames will cause energy loss. As the Davis, CA, specialty windows installation experts, you can trust us to handle your new windows and keep your home as airtight as possible. After caulking any gaps with special sealing foam, we’ll paint the areas to maintain a single design scheme.
We will also work with you to determine the ideal window style and color that work best with the architecture of your home. Call us today at (916) 389-2000 for a free estimate on new windows for California homes. You can also fill out our request form and we’ll contact you shortly.