WHY YOU WANT TO CHOOSE BERDICK WINDOWS FOR YOUR HOME
Whether you are looking for PVC or FIBREGLASS replacement windows, BERDICK WINDOWS are beautiful and efficient.
These are the windows your home deserves.
WHAT MAKES BERDICK WINDOWS THE ONE?
SO, WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE ENERGY STAR RATED?
In order to be ENERGY STAR qualified, the product must meet strict efficiency standards that have been developed for three climate zones in Canada. Additionally, products must be certified by an accredited agency for their energy efficiency.
Due to the fact that our climate becomes increasingly colder from Zone 1 through Zone 3, the levels are more stringent for each successive zone, meaning that models that qualify for zone 3 also qualify for zone 1 and 2.
Windows are rated based on U-factor or Energy Rating.
U-factor measures the rate at which heat loss occurs, with lower U-factor numbers indicating slower heat loss.
Energy Rating is calculated using a formula which includes U-factor, solar gain and air leakage. Values that are higher indicate more potential for annual energy savings. Air leakage rates must also be less than or equal to 1.5 litres per second, per square metre of window area.
HOW DOES LOW E HELP?
For anyone unfamiliar with what LOW E is, it is a thin coat of metallic particles applied to the glass that reduces heat transfer and stops UV radiation waves, while still letting in natural light.
BERDICK WINDOWS offer cardinal glass with several different Low E coatings.
LOW E VS TINTED GLASS
No contest here! LOW E is the way to go, and I’ll tell you why.
Tinted glass only blocks light but not heat or UV waves. Tinted glass can also appear darker, depending on the size of the window and the thickness of glass required, so that a larger window which requires a thicker glass would look like a different colour beside a smaller window with thinner glass.
Tinted glass can also get very hot.
LOW E will reflect summer heat out or in winter, keep the heat from your furnace inside, where you need it, helping to maintain your home at a constant and comfortable temperature.
And since the LOW E coating is applied to the glass, the appearance will not change from window to window.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON BERDICK PVC AND FIBREGLASS WINDOWS, INCLUDING WARRANTY INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT: BERDICK.COM