The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) is an organization that empowers consumers in getting the best value for their money through ensuring the purchase of high-performing products.
Whenever you see the NFRC label on a window or door, it means that the product is professionally tested for maximum performance. In this entry, we talk about the relation of the NFRC label to the performance and energy efficiency of your replacement windows in Tigard and the surrounding areas.
Understanding the NFRC Label
Under the program, any product bearing the NFRC label has been independently tested, certified, and labeled. According to NFRC, their label doesn’t necessarily recommend windows. It simply gives the information that consumers need to know on how the product will perform. The NFRC program places the ENERGY STAR label on windows that have passed a comprehensive set of tests for energy efficiency. We offer these windows at Renewal by Andersen® of Portland.
Measuring Window Performance
If you’re in the market to buy energy-efficient windows, the NFRC label will guide you in purchasing exactly what you need. You just have to understand the window ratings, such as air leakage, visible transmittance (VT), U-factor, Solar Heat Gain Coefficient, and others. Keep in mind that the higher the VT, the better. In air leakage, it’s the reverse. You can check out our separate blog on Energy-Efficient Windows for more information on performance.
Determining a Window’s Energy Efficiency
Once you learn the innovations behind your windows, you’ll know how it becomes energy-efficient. Here, our windows are manufactured with Fibrex® and High-Performance™ Low-E4®. Our Fibrex frames combine the maintenance ease of vinyl with the stability and strength of wood. On the other hand, our special glass package has high levels of insulation. Together, these two exclusive technologies make our replacement windows more energy-efficient than standard ones.
Make sure you check the NFRC, ENERGY STAR label on your next window replacement. Moreover, when choosing replacement windows, Beaverton, OR, industry experts recommend that you consider the quality of installation. Professional installation is crucial to keeping your window performance and energy efficiency in check. That’s why you can trust Renewal by Andersen of Portland.
If you need more information on energy-efficient windows, call us at (503) 912-2668. We will be happy to take your call and answer your questions today.