Using the Authority on Replacement Windows to choose Specifications
All-Tex Home Improvement Services has teamed up with The Efficient Windows Collaborative and have been members of this organization for the past several years. The EWC tests hundreds if not thousands of windows in various specifications and a multitude of styles. They are subjected to environmental conditions in order to prove that they are what they say they are and that the windows perform in specific regions of the Country.
The EWC is tougher on specs than Energy Star. When the EWC makes a recommendation, that group of specs is proven to perform best in our region, South East Texas (Houston and surrounding Metro area).
Their recommendations are proven and trusted in the window manufacturer and installer/contractor community.
And now, here are the specs for Houston:
- Double Glazed
- Low Solar Gain Low-E Glass
- Argon or Krypton filled
- Non-Metallic Frame (performed best)
- U-Factor of 0.26 to 0.30
- Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) of less than or equal to 0.25
- Visible Transmittance of 0.41 to 0.50
Those are some pretty demanding specs that are not met by cheap windows. These specs will guarantee maximum savings on your energy bills and will more than meet the requirements for the Federal Energy Tax Credit.
All-Tex Home Improvement Services installs windows that meet and exceed these specifications all around the Houston areas. With over 20 years of experience as a replacement window contractor, you are assured of the highest quality, best warranty and maximum performance from your new replacement windows.
Call us or complete the request form and we’ll come out to your home, evaluate your existing windows and make recommendations for improvements. The on-site consultation is free so, there is nothing to lose and a lot to gain!
below is a chart from The Efficient Windows Collaborative: