Make your home more comfortable than ever before.
A more energy efficient home is more comfortable for you and your family, it’s less expensive to heat and cool and it carries more resale value since buyers are focused on efficiency now more than ever before.
Your new windows will be in your home for decades so it’s critical to select an efficient option that will stand the test of time, but you don’t want to overpay for claims of efficiency that don’t materialize. We get it.
When shopping for new windows you’ll hear terms that may not be familiar. Low-e glass, argon gas, krypton gas, triple pane glass, non-metallic spacers, foam fills, air infiltration, CPD#, U-Factors and SHGC are just some of the terms you’re likely to hear.
We find some customers love getting into the weeds to learn all about the details of energy efficient windows and that’s fantastic. We’re happy to help. We also find many folks just want us to make a suggestion or two that make sense for this climate. That’s fine too.
Here in the DC area we’re in the North/Central climate zone as defined by the US Department of Energy. That means we need products that can keep the cold out in the winter and the heat out in the summer.
Our house is so much more comfortable now than it was with the old windows. I can’t believe we didn’t do this sooner.Susanna – Arlington, VA
Energy efficient window options
We use the Energy Star standards as a starting point because it offers a benchmark. The Department of Energy has said that in this climate zone windows need to meet or exceed certain standards to be Energy Star rated. We use these ratings as a starting point and then we offer a range of upgrades from there. We explain the options so you can pick the best solution for your project.
Our window experts have significantly more industry experience than the average commission based in-home salesman. We can help with as much info as you’d like and we can explain the advantages and disadvantages of various options. We currently offer over 100 energy efficiency packages so there’s a solution for almost everything.
Prices for different efficiency options
When you request your window quote by email we send you more than just the itemized window pricing. We also send information on several efficiency packages that are popular in this area. We include all of the relevant ratings and data for each of these packages. That way you can see what the most common packages will cost and how they change the quantifiable ratings.
To keep things easy to digest we don’t send ratings on 100 packages in the first email. If you’re looking for anything in particular or if you have questions about the benefits or a certain feature or option just let your window expert know and they’ll be happy to provide as much additional information as you’d like.
We always try to focus on efficiency options that have a measurable impact on the actual efficiency of the products. We also only suggest that make sense for this specific climate. In other words, we focus on facts rather than fairy tales.
The first step is to request your window quote by email. Then your window expert will be available to help you pick the best efficiency package for your project.