QUALITY



Chain Link Breaking

WINDOWS ARE LIKE CHAIN LINKS

What are the links?
  • Frame
  • Working Parts
  • Glass Pack
  • spacer
  • sealant
  • gas
  • coating
  • number of panes
What if one fails?

Low Grade Vinyl vs High End Vinyl


LOW GRADE VS. HIGH-END VINYL

There are a few advantages to low grade vinyl: non-conductive, maintenance free, initially inexpensive. But, its disadvantages far outweigh the advantages: regrind, 40 mils, mechanically fastened, chemically welded, bows, yellows, high expansion/contraction, stains easily, chalks, brittle, cracks.

High-end vinyl is 100% pure vinyl. It has increased strength and impact resistance. It is low maintenance, resists staining, and most qualify for Energy Star® requirements.

All vinyl windows are not created equal!

Money Going out the Window


WINDOW SEALS

It's not ENPS telling you how tight their windows are. It's the AAMA (American Architectural Manufacturers Association).

Industry Standard: .30CFM
  • Tradtional Wood Residential (Pella/Andersen): .23 CFM
  • High Performance Vinyl: .15 CFM
  • Most ENPS meet: .01 CFM
.30 CFM = 2.25 gallons of air leakage per minute per window.

Passed Inspection




AAMA GOLD CERTIFICATION

AAMA Gold Certification

AAMA Gold Certification ensures that the window you receive is as good as the window that was tested!

AAMA 50 Years Certification Gold Label