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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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"This was one of the best experiences I've ever had with a company. I ordered the windows in November and was told they wouldn't be here until July. That kind of delay the new norm so I wasn't a bit upset with the timeline. I was given an early present when they called to say the windows would be in at the beginning of May. We agreed on the week of May 16th to do the installation, there were 30 windows and a sliding door to install. They arrived promptly on their scheduled install date, and got straight to work. By the end of day one, they had all the upstairs windows complete and their work was incredible. Day two came with more of the same, the crew showed up promptly, got straight to work, and when they left they had every window downstairs installed. The third day they again arrived on-time, and got to work installing the door. The door and windows are perfectly installed. The two lads that did the installation did a phenomenal job, and were friendly to boot. I would give them more business if I had any :) The service I received from the company was great. They kept me abreast of anything that was going on with my order. I appreciate my concierge, Christina, she was good at communicating timelines and getting everything scheduled."

Lane Maxwell
Jun 28, 2022

"The two installers were great! They were polite and hard working and they cleaned up all the outside and inside. It was like they were never here. As for the windows, I love them, not only looks great, they are efficient. Now every window in my home has Renewal by Anderson."

Mark Palsgrove
Jun 23, 2022

"We had the pleasure recently of having Andersen replace all of our windows. From the very first interaction with the office personnel through the completion of the project, they have been nothing but professional. From Brian our sales rep to Christina the appointment scheduler, they were a pleasure to interact with. Installers Keith, John, and Evan were fantastic to work with. They went above and beyond to repair an area which was slightly damaged during the removal of a window...caulked and painted it. They took extra precaution to ensure the floors were covered while working inside and cleaned up each day inside and out. We love the look of our new windows and can't wait to enjoy the savings in utilities they'll provide. Thanks so much Renewal by Andersen!!"

Kevin Corrigan
Jun 15, 2022

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