As the cost of raw materials and energy increase, builders seek improved building components that can deliver energy savings without significant design changes or cost increases. High-performance windows provide solid energy savings and additional flexibility to homebuilders, and deliver long-term energy savings and comfort to homeowners.
Even in a difficult economy, builders who stay attuned to customer needs and preferences can continue to be successful. According to a nationwide survey sponsored by the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC), consumers in the market for windows care most about how much competing products will reduce their energy bills and about how long the products will last. Another important consideration is meeting the state’s energy code. The code applies to windows in new homes, additions, and to replacements windows. A 0.35 U-factor and a 0.30 SHGC window will meet current residential window requirements in all climate zones in Texas.
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