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Old 04-09-2013, 05:54 PM   #1
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I'm looking for a good quality window. What is the recommended one,; Jeld-Wen, or Anderson or Pella and what grade is best for energy efficient.
Also is tinting windows a good heat reflector?

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Windows selections as far as the materials are largely an aesthetic consideration with some environmental caveats.

Glazing is more regional and based on elevation.
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I'm looking for a good quality window. What is the recommended one,; Jeld-Wen, or Anderson or Pella and what grade is best for energy efficient.
Also is tinting windows a good heat reflector?
There is no such thing. A window is really only as good as the person that made it at the plant, the QC manager that made sure it checked out with the engineers drawings, the spec's that the manufacturer set for the window design, the person that then placed it in the rough framing and set the flashing properly, the person that then came around and placed the siding around it with the J-channel, then you maintaining it and checking it yearly for leaks or problems.

All of that said, a window or door is only as good as the person that owns the place that it was installed in, maintains the end product, and the before mentioned.

As for tinting, aftermarket yes it does help to keep the house cool, keeps people from looking in during the daytime, so you can keep the drapes open, and also allows you to not have a glare over the tv, as long as it is not direct sunlight, unless you opt for a really dark tint.

During manufacturing, you can specify on what windows go on what compass direction, and the factory can spec them out for certain tints, etc. to allow less convection, IR/UV passing through on those windows that get full sun for 90% of the day. Those do cost more though.
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