Energy Armor FAQ’s
A question we hear a lot is; ‘Why should I replace my windows’?
This is a great question and there are actually any number of reasons why you may want to consider replacing your windows.
If you notice leaks or drafts coming from around your windows, or if your heating and cooling bills continue to rise, may be an indication you should replace your Nebraska windows. We have some pretty extreme weather and it can get very cold and windy at times, if your windows are leaking or not sealed properly you may be wasting valued energy which is costing you money.
If your Nebraska windows are difficult to open and close or difficult to clean, or if they do not provide adequate security for your home and family are other good reasons to replace your windows.
If your Omaha or Lincoln, NE windows appear foggy inside or have black mold on the interior wood sash are excellent reasons to get your windows replaced, and preferably as soon as possible. Windows should be a beneficial feature to your home and not an eyesore or cause a health issue.
If your windows are allowing dirt and dust into your home, or if they do not block outside noise or are too difficult to clean are other good reasons to replace your windows. Lastly, if your current Nebraska windows are costing you time and money in maintenance then this is another good reason to consider replacement windows.
Q: What is a vinyl replacement window?
A: A vinyl replacement window is a window designed to fit into an existing window opening. Vinyl replacement windows are made from 100% PVC. The combined strength of the multi chambered frames and sashes and fusion welded corners make vinyl windows one of the most reliable and energy efficient windows that you can purchase.
Q: What is insulated glass?
A: Insulated glass consists of two or three pieces of insulated glass sealed to a spacer. This creates an insulated air space between the two or three pieces of glass, resulting in better thermal performance. Insulated glass also reduces condensation while keeping the heat in during the winter and the heat out during the summer.
Q: What is a window sash?
A: The window sash is the part of the window that contains the glass which operates.
Q: What is a master frame?
A: The master frame is the portion of the window that contains the sash.
Q: What is tempered glass?
A: Tempered safety glass is treated with high heat for strength. If tempered glass is broken, it will shatter into very small pieces instead of shards.
Q: When is tempered glass used?
A: Tempered glass is needed when you have a window close to an entry door and/or if the window is below 18″ from the floor.
Q: What are grids or muntins?
A: Grids are decorative horizontal or vertical bars installed between the glass panes to create the appearance of the sash being divided into smaller lites of glass.
Q: What is the difference between a Bay and a Bow window?
A: Bay windows consist of 3 windows in a single frame. The center lite is always twice as wide as the sidelites. Generally, bay windows are a combination of fixed centers and two operable flankers (casements or double hung windows).
Bay windows project out from the house wall 30 or 45 degrees. Bow windows consist of 3, 4, or 5 windows in a single frame. All of the windows are equal size and are generally a combination of fixed centers and two operable flankers. (casements or double hung windows).
Bow windows project from the wall of the house 15 degrees. Bow windows are similar to bay windows, but the bow windows have a more circular arch appearance.
Q: What does it mean if my windows have moisture between my window glass?
A: This moisture inside the glass is condensation and will eventually lead to wood rot. This is typically a sure sign of seal failure and the entire window should be replaced, along with any surrounding wood that has began to rot as well.
Q: How long does it take to have my windows custom made?
A: From the time our project manager measures the windows, there is typically an 8-10 week timeframe until the windows are installed.
Q: Why should I replace my windows with Energy Armor?
A: We have worked hard to earn the trust of our customers by staffing an amazing installation crew, as well as, maintaining a friendly, knowledgeable team in which we offer a superior product that has the most energy efficient window ratings on the market.
Energy Armor is a reliable, family ran Nebraska Window Company and we are going to do what we say we are going to do.