Top 5 Windows in the Market Today

By: Smart Zero Home
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Windows connect you to outside world, and can be one of the most important and widely under-stated feature driving the energy bills in your home directly and indirectly. A window's SHGC(solar heat gain co-efficient) and U value (lower U value means a higher insulation capability), and its ability (low E) to block the harmful UV rays from the sun, are important features (outside of material, style etc.) that you should consider when purchasing a window. Our intelligent designer generates the exact and the best window specifications for your home.

Window's SHGC, U value and UV blocking capabilities are important features for consideration

Here are the best windows available in the market today, based on our analysis, and feedback from customers and contractors:

Company Pella Anderson Milgard American Craftsmen Jeld-Wen
Rating* 8.8 7 9 8 8.6
Price** $350 $450 $382 $179 $268
Model 250 Series 400 Series Tuscany Series 70 Series V 2500 Series
Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) 0.22 SHGC 0.25 SHGC 0.25 SHGC (lowest available) 0.25 SHGC 0.19 SHGC
U Value (insulation) 0.22 U value (lowest available) 0.22 U value (lowest available) 0.20 U value (lowest available) 0.29 U value 0.34 U Value
Details (from Manufacturer) Standard Double Pane, Optional Triple Pane, low E (blocks 87% UV rays) Standard Double Pane, Optional Triple Pane Standard Double Pane, Optional Triple Pane Standard Double Pane Low E glass, Argon insulated, Standard Double Pane
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* Smart Zero Home overall rating based on customer and retailer feedback and our 5 parameter market analyses
** Price is the best price available online, and may include discounted/bargain prices that may not be available everywhere

 

Also see our post on Choosing the Best Window, Windows Installation and the top Window Shades in the Market.