Guide to Energy-Efficient Windows

Are you looking for ways to reduce energy costs while helping the environment? Installing energy-efficient windows in your home may be the solution. They will allow you to enjoy natural light and beautiful views and help decrease heating and cooling expenses while increasing comfort during extreme weather conditions. Our article on energy-efficient windows will discuss common questions and other tips to improve your home’s efficiency. Keep reading to learn more about this worthwhile investment.

This article covers the following topics:

  • What are energy-efficient windows?
  • Why are they important?
  • How to tell if you have efficient windows
  • What is the most efficient window by material?
  • Types of efficient windows
  • Other ways to improve your home’s efficiency
  • Further energy efficiency resources

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What Are The Different Home Window Types?

There are nine different types of standard windows for your home. Here is a short and simple guide to help you choose the right home window type.

This article covers window descriptions for:

  • Double hung windows
  • Single hung windows
  • Picture windows
  • Sliding windows
  • Awning windows
  • Casement windows
  • Bay windows
  • Bow windows
  • Garden windows
  • Most expensive type
  • Least expensive type

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What Are NFRC Ratings For Home Windows?

The NFRC label helps homeowners evaluate energy-efficient windows, doors, and skylights. It provides comprehensive energy performance ratings in several key areas to compare products. NFRC labels take the mystique out of window and door sales, so you have an apples-to-apples comparison of energy efficiency.

This article covers the following topics:

  • What values are on an NFRC label?
  • What does the U-Factor mean?
  • What is the Visible Transmittance?
  • What is the Solar Heat Gain Coefficient?
  • What is Air Leakage?
  • What does the Condensation Rating measure?
  • Is NFRC the same as Energy Star?

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Patio Doors With Built In Blinds

Patio doors come in different types and materials and with lots of options. Built-in or internal blinds are a common topic of interest. This article answers common questions and provides information on patio doors with built-in blinds.

We are committed to answering your window and door questions one article at a time at Window Depot of Dallas. We aim to help you confidently buy new windows, front doors, and patio doors. With that said, let’s talk about shade options for patio doors.

This article covers the following topics:

  • Benefits of patio doors with internal blinds
  • Problems with blinds between the glass
  • Internal blind alternatives
  • Doors brands that offer built-in blinds
  • Do built-in door blinds improve efficiency?
  • Should you buy patio doors with built-in blinds?

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Replacement Window Sizes

One of the first steps in replacing your windows is measuring your current ones. While this may seem arbitrary and straightforward, getting the right replacement window sizes is the first step toward a successful project. Fun fact: mismeasured windows are the most common cause of window leaks, excess trim, callbacks, and project delays.

Our article covers a few best practices your local window company should follow and answers common questions. This article answers the following questions:

  • How to properly measure replacement windows?
  • Why did your sales rep measure windows from the inside?
  • What sizes do windows come in?
  • Does rough opening window size impace that type of window can be chosen?
  • What is a rough opening window measurement?
  • How can you tell if the wrong sizes were ordered?

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Replacing Windows In Brick

Do you live in a brick home and are shopping for replacement windows? If you’ve met with multiple window companies and still have questions about replacing windows in brick, this article is for you. We cover a few things you need to know before replacing your windows.

At Window Depot of Dallas, we want to give you the confidence to select a window and local window company for your project. For us, that starts with answering common questions about replacing windows in North Texas.

In this article, you’ll find answers to the following:

  • Does it cost more to replace windows in brick?
  • Common problems when installing windows in brick.
  • What happens if my brick is uneven?
  • Do you install windows in brick from the outside?
  • Do you have to remove brick to replace windows?

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Seven Window Buying Mistakes To Avoid

Are you planning to purchase new windows for your home? Installing new windows can be a sound way to upgrade your living spaces and make them more comfortable. Still, new windows are a significant investment, so it’s best to avoid these seven window-buying mistakes we’ve seen over the years.

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How Much Do Replacement Windows Cost In Dallas Fort Worth?

Replacement windows increase energy efficiency and enhance your home’s value. Your HVAC system will thank you for installing new windows. However, knowing how much to pay for replacement windows can be challenging. Prices from some local window companies can seem out of this world. What started as a good investment can balloon into monthly payments for the next 60 months.
We want to share insider info to help you plan for your replacement window project. Keep reading if you’re in DFW and wondering how much replacement windows cost.

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Best Window Brands: Vinyl, Wood, Aluminum, and Steel

Buying replacement windows can be overwhelming. There are many brands, materials, styles, and optional upgrades to consider. At Window Depot of Dallas, we want to help you confidently decide what product to buy and have installed in your home. So, today we will highlight some of the best window brands to consider before updating your home’s windows and doors.

It isn’t easy to definitively rank these manufacturers as the best or most popular since homeowners may have different priorities and preferences. It is essential to do your research and consider factors such as the style, energy efficiency, and price of the windows before deciding. Our article covers vinyl, wood, steel, and aluminum windows.

That said, we’ll start with our list of the best window manufacturers in no particular order. Remember, these window brands will have different materials and styles to offer at various price points. It’s up to you to prioritize features and stay on budget. Separate the must-haves from the wants, and you’ll be off to a great start.

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What Is Laminate Glass?

Are you shopping for new replacement windows but unsure if you need laminated glass? As an experienced window dealer in Dallas, Fort Worth, Texas, we’ve encountered our fair share of situations where laminate glass made sense. Keep reading as we explain this type of glass, when it’s practical, and whether you should consider it for your home.

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