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Fenestration Group

Why We’re Moving to BetterVue®

BetterVue® is a precision engineered insect screen that achieves both clearer views and better protection against insects.

March 2018
Fenestration Group

It’s winter. Too late to replace my windows?

The problem isn’t the furnace. It’s drafty old windows and an attic built without adequate insulation, but what can you do? It’s winter—too cold to get someone to come out and put some windows in, or to spray some insulation. Right? Wrong.

December 2016
Fenestration Group

Self-cleaning windows are for real.

Homeowners are surprised to learn that self-cleaning glass is not science fiction—that it’s really available right now. In our experience, people tend to be impressed at how well it works, and how affordable it is.

February 2016

The NFRC can help make energy efficient window choices.

NFRC labels provide performance ratings for such products in five categories: U-value, Solar Heat Gain Coefficient, Visible Transmittance, Air Leakage, and Condensation Resistance...

October 2015

Understanding the NFRC Label

Take a look at this guide from our friends at the National Fenestration Rating Council and learn how windows are rated and what that means to you.

June 2015
Fenestration Group

How Bad Windows Waste Energy

Worn out windows waste a lot of energy; they allow heated or cooled air to escape, and they conduct heat into and out of the home. Stopping these things from happening can cut your utility bills noticeably.

February 2013
Fenestration Group

The Truth About Window Condensation

Condensation on window glass is usually harmless, but in some places and under some conditions, it can indicate serious problems. It’s easy to determine whether you need to take action.

August 2012
Fenestration Group

When to Replace Your Windows

Not sure if it’s time to replace your windows? There are a few things you can do on your own to see whether it's time to consider having your home's windows replaced or repaired.

June 2012