Not all contractors are created equal, and our biggest pet peeve is those companies is they take advantage of an unknowing consumer. In entering into most home improvement projects, the typical homeowner has limited knowledge and experience. Because they don’t do this everyday they “don’t know what they don’t know”. Plus there is a high degree of risk. With most …Read More
What is meant by Performance Class and Performance Grade?
Window performance standards define window products by Performance Class (residential, light commercial, commercial, heavy commercial, and architectural) and Performance Grade (15, 20, 25, etc.). Local building codes likely define the minimum Performance Grade. In general, R and LC class windows have smaller test sizes and are allowed less force to operate and lock. But in many cases they offer sizes, …Read More
What questions should you ask a contractor before inviting him into your home?
While product selection is important, your choice of a contractor will ultimately determine the success and enjoyment of your project. While many homeowners spend time doing product research, very few spend time researching the company they are considering to do work on their home. There are a number of basic things that you need to clarify before you invite a …Read More
What makes one window stronger than another; and why is window strength important?
The profile design and methods of assembly determine the strength of a window. Just as beams or roof trusses are designed for specific mechanical loads, so are window shapes. The strength of the sash and frame dictate how the window will maintain its shape under high winds. A weak window can flex and reduce the effectiveness of the weatherstripping, resulting …Read More
Energy Swing Windows Wins 2015 Guildmaster Award For Exception Customer Service
Energy Swing Windows, a supplier of custom made residential replacement windows in Murrysville, PA, has been awarded a 2015 Guildmaster Award for exceptional customer service. Guild Quality, an independent customer satisfaction surveying company, has powered the Guildmaster Award since 2005 to celebrate service excellence in the home improvement profession. Energy Swing Windows was selected as one of only 300 North …Read More
How A Nerdy Engineer Trapped In A Basketball Player’s Body Absolutely Revolutionized The Window World
I’ve probably been asked “how tall are you?” somewhere between 50,000 and 150,000 times in the last 40+ years. And yes, I did play basketball—the second-most common question I get asked—even though I didn’t particularly LIKE basketball. At least not in the beginning. You see, my “take-it-or-leave-it” attitude toward basketball has a lot to do with how and why I created the biggest breakthrough in window …Read More