Why
Windows Matter

When making decisions on home improvement, owners often have more options than they do money to spend on those choices. Setting priorities and getting your money’s worth usually requires extensive research. But when it comes to windows, it is fast and easy to see what they offer and make a great choice. Start by browsing the content on this site to learn Why Windows Matter, or use the Window Selection Tool for a list of high-performance windows that fit your home and needs.

Efficient windows last for decades, make your home more comfortable and beautiful, add thermal comfort, and offer multiple paths to save money. One of those main paths is through your monthly utility bill, which you can shrink down to size because your heating and cooling systems won’t need to work as hard and as often. You will no longer face the typical trade-offs, like accepting higher monthly bills because you wanted bigger windows or living with unwanted heat in order to enjoy the natural light that makes interiors beautiful.

Efficient windows can also be matched to your home’s climate, orientation to the sun, and other vital factors, providing a bespoke fit tailored to meet your wants and needs. You can address hot-climate issues by purchasing summer comfort windows and keeping the cold at bay in northern climates by choosing winter comfort windows. You can also block more external noise from passing through your windows and enjoy technologies that pick which solar rays to keep out and which to allow in. These are just some of the reasons Why Windows Matter.

It takes just a few minutes to browse this site to learn why these high-performance windows make a smart investment and find the best windows for any home and climate.

These are the six main benefits of installing efficient windows:

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provides unbiased information and education to the public on the energy efficiency, technical, and human considerations that influence window selection and use. The EWC collaborates with allied organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies that promote energy efficiency in residential windows. We do not sell, service, install, or recommend products, or endorse manufacturers. Descriptions and specifications of the products in the Window Selection Tool are provided by the manufacturer. The EWC is not liable for any manufacturing defects or inaccurate product descriptions and specifications and does not guarantee the performance of NFRC-certified windows, doors, and skylights.

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