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Studies have shown
that over 40% of a typical home's annual energy budget is consumed
by windows and doors. ENERGY STAR® labeled windows and doors are
twice as efficient as those manufactured just ten years ago, and they
are 40% more efficient than products manufactured using common building
Energy Star is an independent U.S. Government program establishing
a standard set of guidelines to recognize the energy efficiency
of various products. In the home building and remodeling industry,
ENERGY STAR® guidelines are used in conjunction with a variety
of building materials, including windows and patio doors.
and doors, ENERGY STAR® guidelines assess the U-factor and the
Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC).
The U-factor is commonly described as the amount of heat transferred
through a material. The lower the U-factor, the slower the rate
of heat flow and the better the insulating quality.
The SHGC refers
to the amount of heat from the sun that windows and doors allow
into the home. The lower the number, the greater the ability to
reduce the amount of heat absorbed into the home.
All of Sunset's
windows qualify and are endorsed by the Energy Star label.
United States covers such a large area, ENERGY STAR® guidelines
have been tailored to meet specific climate considerations in the
North, South and Central regions of the country.
features can improve a window or doors ability to meet ENERGY
STAR® guidelines. Features such as low emissivity glass, the
size of the air space inside the insulating glass unit and the type
of frame and sash material are just a few product attributes that
can alter how well a window or door meets the established ENERGY
STAR® guidelines in a specific area of the country.
Improvement products are designed and can be tailored for maximum
efficiency in all climates. Call
a Sunset Home Improvements representative and let us tell you more!
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