Are you replacing your old, drafty windows? Or maybe you’re installing new construction windows and wondering about national rating systems? You’ve come to the right place.
With decades of experience installing windows and doors our team at Trademark Glass in Salmon Arm have all the ratings information you need. A proud member of the Shuswap community for over 20 years, family-owned Trademark Glassworks loves to be of service to you and the entire community.
Located near Blackburn Park, only a couple minutes drive from the summer’s weekly Downtown Farmer’s Market at the Ross Street Plaza, Trademark’s showroom is a great place to stop in for home renovation inspiration.
Window Ratings Explained
Window manufacturers include an NFRC rating label indicating window performance. The label is in the upper right corner of the glass and indicates the make, model, style, and materials. NFRC ratings evaluate:
- Heat transfer
- Air leakage
- Condensation resistance
Windows with Energy Star ratings use 20 – 30% less energy. Energy Star focuses on:
- U-factor insulation
- Solar heat transfer
- Frame and joint air locking
Other window glass ratings you might want to learn about are:
- R-value — how much indoor heat the glass keeps inside
- U-value — how much outdoor heat the glass keeps out
- Visible light transmittance — the amount of natural light entering through glass
- DP — design pressure rating for withstanding weight, water, air
Call Today to Make Your Dreams Come True
Your home really is your castle. Read more about windows on our Trademark Glassworks’ site and then drop by to speak with our friendly staff today. We’ll give you more information on energy-efficient, cost-savings window replacements. Whether you need a new windshield, a summer screen door, or UV protection on your windows, Trademark Glassworks has it all.