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UNDERSTANDING YOUR DOORS AND WINDOWS: THE NFRC LABEL

There are many ways to differentiate the door and window choices that you might want for your home remodeling project. You can classify them based on their looks, the material they’re made of and even their intended purpose. There are other subtler ways of comparing doors and windows, but what sets them apart from each other may not always be seen right away. For that kind of comparison, people often look for important labels, such as the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) Label.

Understanding Doors Windows Nfrc Label

What is the NFRC Label?

This label from the NFRC is designed to help buyers figure out how energy efficient doors and windows can be. It displays critical factors that affect a door or window’s overall contribution to your home’s energy efficiency, each rated according to the NFRC’s scoring system. Here are the following window properties rated by the NFRC:

  • For Doors – product description, glass area and door-specific ratings (solar heat gain coefficient and U-factor)

  • For Windows – U-factor, solar heat gain coefficient, visible transmittance and air leakage

You want doors and windows with very low ratings on most of these factors while you want high ratings on visual transmittance. Andersen® doors and windows boast excellent ratings in both of those fields

What About the ENERGY STAR® Label?

You’d still want to look for the ENERGY STAR® label on a door or window to make sure that whatever you’re buying will meet the minimum energy-efficiency standards. However, if you really want to get the most value out of your doors and windows, you must be able to tell which ENERGY STAR-labeled option will help you save more in the long run by reading each option’s NFRC label.

Making sure your doors and windows are as energy efficient as possible is one of the best ways to get the most value out of them. If you’re looking for options that have high NFRC ratings, Renewal by Andersen® of St. Louis can help you. We are the leading providers of energy-efficient doors and windows in St. Louis, MO, and nearby areas. Call us today at (314) 310-3636, or fill out our online form to request a free estimate.

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"Scheduled for December, Installed in October, High quality windows and Excellent install team. I haven't seen people work together like that in years. I am definitely impressed."

Raymond Mills
Oct 13, 2022

"The service provided by Renewal by Anderson is great, both on the sales and the installation side. Our sales representative was very accommodating and helpful. The installation crew was efficient and they all were professional. These are really nice windows and a great upgrade especially from builder-grade windows."

Brad Allen
Nov 17, 2022

"It is great to do business with a company that still cares about what they do and respects the end goals. We appreciate your craftsmanship professionalism, and cannot say enough about the wonderful experience. It was clear from the onset of the installation we got the A Team and we certainly appreciate that."

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Nov 17, 2022

"Everyone I worked with from setting up the initial appointment to the salesman to the installers to everyone who checked on us and kept us updated on the progress of the windows was courteous, professional, and responsive. There’s always someone who is willing to answer your question without jumping through hoops which is rare these days! The installers were on time, did a beautiful job, cleaned up the space better than I expected, and even helped me with some blinds I couldn’t remove and fixed my squeaky front door! I’ve already recommended Renewal by Anderson to friends!"

Karen Mortillaro
Nov 19, 2022

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