Window Servicing in a Nutshell - an Infographic

Windows 101 - an Infographic

What is low-E glass coating and how does it help?

Low-E is a microscopic layer of silver glass coating which is not visible. Low-E stands for “low emissivity”, which is the action of reflecting light that passes through the glass. By reflecting a portion of the light spectrum (the part that transmits heat), it helps reduce the window’s U-value and increase its R-value. Low-E is added to the glass to increase efficiency and comfort.

What is U-value and R-value of windows?

The measure of heat transferred through the glass of the window is called its U-value. A lower U-value indicates better insulation.

R-value refers to the measure of resistance to the heat flow from the windows. Windows having high

R-values provide greater resistance to heat.

Does EconoShield offer any kind of warranty on its products?

All the products at EconoShield come along with a lifetime warranty that covers not only the windows, but also the frames, seals, sashes, screens, and the entire installation. Everything is covered under this warranty. Additionally, if you sell your home in the future, the warranty is transferable to the next homeowner.

What if there is any problem with the window after the installation is completed?

EconoShield provides a lifetime warranty on all its products. So, you don’t have to worry about anything at any time. We will send our experts to your home to get the problem solved.

How does the free in-home consultations work?

One of our experts from EconoShield will come to your house at a specified time and demonstrate all the features of our products. The length of their presentation may vary. In-home consultations will include an inspection of your existing windows and doors, and provide a detailed explanation of the unique benefits of the products we offer. Our experts will also give you a free price quote in this session.

Why does EconoShield use its own installers?

By using our own installers, we can ensure that your windows are installed perfectly at the first time itself, giving you maximum energy efficiency and the peace of mind. If the windows are not installed properly, even the best quality windows can allow air and water infiltration in your home.

How much will I be able to save by installing energy efficient windows?

Triple pane windows offer the highest energy efficiency. Homes that currently have double pane windows can save up to 30% by replacing them with triple pane windows. The homes with single pane windows can save up to 40% by installing triple pane windows. Apart from this, the actual saving depends on various factors including the size of your home, number and size of windows, construction of existing windows, etc.

What is a gas-filled window?

Modern window technology consists of double and triple panes which usually have an inert gas sealed between the panes. This is done for proper insulation and to increase the thermal value of a window.

How do you know when it is time to replace your windows?

Generally, when your windows become older than 10 years, they start showing signs of damage. The common signs include difficulty in opening and closing the windows, drafts, and an increase in energy bills.