Posts Tagged ‘ U-values ’

The Sound of Silence

Sep 21st, 2023

With Energy Star 7.0 looming on the horizon, thermal performance ratings have window manufacturers and dealers wondering just how low U-values can go and how much lower makes a practical difference. As fenestration U–values have been pushed lower and lower in recent years, the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) should be thinking about other important […]

It’s Time to Bring Back the Showroom and the Art of Enticement

Nov 3rd, 2022

It’s November already! With the year winding down and the demand curve leveling out, many window and door fabricators are getting caught up on back orders. Before you know it, spring of 2023 will be here. Even with reports of new COVID strains in the news, it is quite apparent that public life is almost […]

Sound Control: The Wave of the Future

Sep 18th, 2019

I recently replaced some windows facing my back yard and one of the things I noticed after the installation is how much quieter it is in that room. The new windows are doing a better job of blocking out unwanted noise such as lawnmowers, barking dogs and even planes taking off or landing at the […]

Industry Continues to Research and Develop Vacuum Insulating Glass

Aug 9th, 2019

Vacuum insulating glass (VIG) is a high-performance glazing product that can provide increased occupant comport and reduced U-values. However, the technology is still fairly new to the U.S. market, and according to DWM’s research, is not currently being used in the residential market. In a webinar titled “How to Design for Sustainable Buildings with Vacuum […]