Riverside, CA, September 03, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Customers and contractors in the market for vinyl windows during the last decade have encountered a number of acronyms, including the following: NFRC, SHGC, VT, and AAMA. These terms are window and door industry shorthand for how well a product performs and who stands behind those claims. The Right Window Company, after being in the window business for almost 20 years, has just released a free guide to help consumers better understand the terminology.
This free guide walks through ratings by the NFRC (National Fenestration Rating Council), a non-profit organization that sets standards and testing methods for windows and doors. Their ratings tell you how well windows or doors perform from an energy efficiency standpoint. Architects and engineers rely on their numbers to determine how many windows they can put into a building, how big the heating and air conditioning systems will be and how much insulation to put into the walls and ceiling.
An NFRC rating widely referred to is the U-Factor, which is a measure of how well a window acts from an insulating standpoint. Alongside the U-Factor, The Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) is another widely referred to rating that measures how much heat is transmitted through a window by the sun’s rays. Finally, the Visible Transmittance (VT) rating by the NFRC measures how much visible light comes through a window. Each of these ratings will be discussed in detail in this free guide.
Also discussed is the AAMA, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association. Their gold or silver labels on a window frame attest to the fact that a sample window like the one purchased has been tested at an independent lab for air leakage, water penetration and wind pressure. It also verifies that a window is a product made by a manufacturer that is certified by AAMA.
For access to this free guide, customers can email the Right Window Company at email@example.com.
About the Right Window Company:
The Right Window Company is the contractor and homeowner direct channel of one of the largest non-National vinyl window manufacturers
on the West Coast. They have locations in Riverside and Stockton, CA and Henderson, NV, as well as an online store at www.vinylwindows.co. Since customers are able to go direct to a vinyl window manufacturer, they can take advantage of prices that are up to 30% lower than Home Depot and Lowes. In addition to manufacturing and selling made-to-order and stock vinyl windows, the Right Window Company has just introduced the European Tilt and Turn window, as well as Folding Sliding doors
. The Right Window Company uses only the highest quality American-made vinyl, as well as the highest quality energy-efficient glass. All Right Window Company products are certified by the National Fenestration Rating Council and the American Architectural Manufacturers Association. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.