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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FAQ

1. How can I save energy in my home?

In climates with a significant heating season, windows have represented a major source of unwanted heat loss, discomfort, and condensation problems. In recent de-cades, windows have undergone a technological revolution. It is now possible to have lower heat loss, less air leakage, and warmer window surfaces that improve com-fort and minimize condensation.

 

In climates that mainly require cooling, windows have rep-resented a major source of unwanted heat gain. In recent years, low-E coatings that reject solar heat without darkening the glass have undergone a technological revolution. It is now possible to significantly reduce solar heat gain and improve comfort while providing clear views and daylight.

 

Windows lose and gain heat by conduction, convection, radiation and air leakage. This heat transfer is expressed with U-values, or U-factors. U-values are the mathematical inverse of R-values. So an R-value of 2 equals a U-value of 1/2, or 0.5. Unlike R-values, lower U-value indicates higher insulating value.

 

Conduction is the movement of heat through a solid material. Touch a hot skillet, and you feel heat conducted from the stove through the pan. Heat flows through a window much the same way. With a less conductive material, you impede heat flow. Multiple-glazed windows trap low-conductance gas such as argon between panes of glass. Thermally resistant edge spacers and window frames reduce conduction, too.

2. What are Energy StarĀ® Windows?

Advanced Window Corp. vinyl windows are 40% more efficient than the products required under the most common national building codes. An average household spends over 40% of its annual energy budget on heating and cooling costs. Installing ENERGY STAR® qualified windows can reduce energy bills by up to 32%.

3. What is Vinyl?

When it comes to windows and doors, vinyl is an all-around excellent choice. Unlike wood, vinyl windows and doors will never rot or require endless repainting. And unlike aluminum, vinyl windows and doors will never pit or flake. Our vinyl windows and doors are made from the highest quality vinyl and require almost no maintenance. In fact, an occasional washing will keep them looking like new for years. Plus, they offer increased comfort and lower utility bills, provide headache-free operation and add value to your home. You can’t get much better than that.

 

Increased Comfort
Advanced Window Corp., vinyl windows and doors offer excellent thermal performance for year-round comfort and to help lower utility bills.

  • Easy Operation

Our windows and doors open and close easily for maximum performance with minimum effort.

  • Weather ability

The premium vinyl used in our windows and doors can stand up to extreme weather conditions year after year.

  • Energy Efficiency

Vinyl is an effective insulator. Our vinyl profiles are specially designed to work with advanced glass packages for opti-mum energy efficiency.

  • Low Maintenance

The color of the vinyl is integrated throughout, so frames and sash will never require painting, and they resist pollution, salt spray and dirt.

  • Value

Not only do Advanced Window Corp., windows and doors help to lower home utility bills, they also add value to your home.

4. How do I help maintain the quality and beauty of my new Advanced Window Corp. products?

Wash using mild detergent (if necessary) and a soft cloth or ordinary long-handled soft bristle brush. Do not wash the windows or doors with a high-pressure spray. The extreme pressure could crack or destroy the caulking around the window or door.


For difficult to remove dirt and stains, use the readily available household cleansers listed on the chart. Follow the manufacturer's instructions on use of the cleansers. In some cases you may wish to use a mildly abrasive cleanser such as Soft Scrub® but the use of any abrasive material could scratch the surface of the glass and window or door frame.


AAMA testing has ensured that PVC 100 is resistant to strong solvents. AquaSurTech has not found any window cleaners which has any negative effect on the integrity of the coating. A list of commercial window cleaners which will not effect coating look or performance are as follows: Ajax Window Cleaner, Windex, ZEP, Formula 409, Fantastik Window Cleaner.


Do not use liquid grease remover, strong soaps and deter-gents containing organic solvents, nail polish remover or furniture polish.


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Chicago, IL 60651

 

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Monday-Friday: 7am-5pm

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