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Storm Solutions Blog

How To Choose The Most Energy Efficient Impact Windows

Posted by Jimmy Hawley on Nov 26, 2013 1:55:44 PM

pgt-outside-1In addition to needing durable, impact-resistant hurricane windows to protect against storms, Southwest Florida homeowners in Naples, Fort Myers, and Port Charlotte also want windows that protect them from the hot Florida sun and high humidity throughout the year. The best energy efficient windows meet ENERGY STAR standards as defined by the Department of Energy and are rated by the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) for energy efficient properties.

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Topics: Impact Windows, Energy Efficient Windows

 


Caring For Impact Windows & Doors To Achieve Maximum Energy Efficiency

Posted by Jimmy Hawley on Aug 8, 2013 11:33:00 AM

energy efficient windowsWindow and door maintenance is one of the most overlooked tasks in your home. Not only are they opened and closed frequently, they can develop leaks in areas that should be sealed. Windows and doors are commonly the first places energy is lost. According to a University of Florida study, improperly sealed doors can result in energy losses as high as 10%, while windows account for 60% of all heating and cooling costs. Clearly, maintaining good seals and repairing or replacing worn out doors and windows can reduce energy costs.

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Topics: Impact Windows, Energy Efficient Windows