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Old 01-17-2009, 10:04 AM   #16
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Visited a friends house in upper Maine
They actually had insulated window shades - cloth material - in a track. When closed they sealed the windows completely. Most windows they left covered in the winter except on weekends. The only shades they would open would be South facing windows when it was going to be sunny.

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Old 01-17-2009, 03:44 PM   #17
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i dont think anyone really can say how much energy you will save
Anyone who does is not being truthful imo
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Old 01-17-2009, 10:59 PM   #18
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H D by me carry simontons now, i think silverline went out of buisness
Sorry, to correct you, but Silverline/American Craftsman is in every Home Depot East of western texas to Maine and abled to be special ordered through out all Home Depots in the US, Jeld Wen vinyl is out west in a few states - and in Canada. Rumor has it SilverLine/American Craftsman will be stocked in all states as soon as Andersen builds a new plant out west to make the Silverline product- plus 100 series will all so be carried in south western states and in a couple years in the south -it's made out of fibrex exterior- made in four colors- and currently made in Texas at the old Silverline Plant- American Craftsman- is still growing their business in Home Depot every year-
As I know it- SIMINTON WINDOWS- is just special ordered at just a few Home Depots - and is installed by At Home Services division for about $850 to $950 A UNIT- expensive- more than Renewel from Andersen Windows- Vinyl vs Fibrex- Fibrex would win hands down everytime unless your costumer was un educated-
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thanks for setting me straight
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Energy Efficiency of windows comes down to the 'U' factor, overall quality of the window and proper installation. Most window companies inflate the % savings and every house is different, so do the research and you'll find a general consensus:
.32 'U' = 15-20% savings per heating & cooling months
.30 'U' = 25-30% saving the average home $75/month or more
.23 'U' = 35-40% saving the average home $100/month or more

Energy Efficient windows also provide something very difficult to put a price on...they increase your level of comfort. Want help paying for the new windows and be even more comfortable in the winter & summer? Increase your attic insulation to 20" (20-25% savings), will typically pay for it's self in 18-24 month's and then help pay for the new windows!

Quality costs more and Quality will pay for it's self over time.
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Sorry, to correct you, but Silverline/American Craftsman is in every Home Depot East of western texas to Maine and abled to be special ordered through out all Home Depots in the US, Jeld Wen vinyl is out west in a few states - and in Canada. Rumor has it SilverLine/American Craftsman will be stocked in all states as soon as Andersen builds a new plant out west to make the Silverline product- plus 100 series will all so be carried in south western states and in a couple years in the south -it's made out of fibrex exterior- made in four colors- and currently made in Texas at the old Silverline Plant- American Craftsman- is still growing their business in Home Depot every year-
As I know it- SIMINTON WINDOWS- is just special ordered at just a few Home Depots - and is installed by At Home Services division for about $850 to $950 A UNIT- expensive- more than Renewel from Andersen Windows- Vinyl vs Fibrex- Fibrex would win hands down everytime unless your costumer was un educated-
Simonton is available through ALL Northeast Home Depot stores via At-Home Services, prices start around $575 for an average size window, typically 1/2 the cost of Renewal by andersen, better warranty and serviced by Home Depot At-Home Services. Home Depot teamed up with Simonton to give consumers a high end vinyl window that doesn't cost $1000-$1400...which the franchise window companies charge. It troubles me that andersen would specifically target the high priced franchise market and also offer a window ("fibrex") in excess of $1000.
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There are a lot of window companies out there that want to replace all of your windows - but if your windows aren't that old, why not retrofit them with solar control window films? There are a variety types of windows films from the typical tinted to clear infrared-blocking films, low-e films and others that provide security as well as solar control.

There are many professional installation companies that will install window films for a fraction of what it costs to replace your windows. But window film is a pretty straight forward DIY project - you can buy some films from your local hardware store, or you can check out online window film stores for a broader selection and price comparison.

Check out YouTube and others for DIY videos on how to install window film yourself.

The payback time is quicker since the cost is lower and you don't end up sending a house full of windows to the landfill.
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I have a house full of Milgard brand windows. A mid priced window of good quality Retrofit and new construction both. Savings, yes, but hard to quantify in dollars. The before and after comfort level is noticeable.

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