Considering window replacement? New windows for your home can make a huge difference in curb appeal, utility bills, and resale value. It is a huge investment for any home owner. So, before you drop several grand on this investment, do your homework.

Warranty or Energy?

Many consumers seek the best warranty when purchasing windows, or any other high-ticket item. When it comes to window replacement, this is not the best route.

Rather than choosing the windows with the best warranty, simply choose the best windows.

The best windows are the ones with high energy efficiency and low failure rate.Energy Star

While a warranty may make customers feel safe, a good quality window will actually make customers happier. Wouldn’t you prefer a window that will save you money on your utility bills and won’t have to be replaced, over a cheaper one that will be replaced for free with another one that might fail?

What to look for in window replacements

The following are important terms to know as you shop. They will help you choose the best energy efficient windows for your home.

Window seal failure/Failure rate – Insulated glass has one or two seals. These seals keep the windows clear of moisture and ensure insulation. When these seals fail, moist air creeps in, your windows fog, and you have lost some of the insulation factor. When shopping for windows, be sure to ask about the failure rate of the windows.

This is when the warranty usually comes into play. An extended warranty can sound nice, in case the seals fail, but it would be nicer if they simply didn’t fail in the first place. Also, check to see if labor is included in any warranty offered. Often, it is not.

Low-E – A low-E coating is an oxide coating on a glazing surface. It is applied to one or more of the surfaces that face air space between panes. It limits heat flow between panes by reflecting the heat back into your home in the winter and back outside in the summer. The overall result is better insulation for your home.

Argon (gas) fill – To further insulate your home, the spaces between window panes can be filled with gas. Argon, krypton, sulfur hexafluoride, and carbon dioxide are all used for this purpose. This method is often combined with low-E coatings.

U-value or U-factor – This measures a window’s resistance to heat loss. The lower the number the better.

Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) – This measures the amount of heat that enters the home through the window. Like U-value, this quality also increases as the number decreases.

In order to rate as Energy Star windows, manufacturers have to meet standards in U-value and SHGC.  

What’s the next step in window maintenance?

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Once you have upgraded your home with brand new windows, keep them sparkling! Regular cleaning can keep them fresh and new, extending their life even further. After making such a large investment in window replacement, it will be well worth it to keep your windows looking their best.

Contact Central Window Cleaning for a free estimate. Ask about our rain guarantee!

About Us

Since 2001, Central Window Cleaning has understood the value of clean. We utilize the latest technologies and cleaning solutions that get the job done right! Whether the job is inside or outside our attention to detail is unparalleled and your satisfaction is our highest priority. We look forward to adding you to our ever-growing list of satisfied clients.

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Christine Paulsen
Christine Paulsen
14:47 03 May 21
Very happy customer here! They were incredibly responsive after I submitted initial inquiry. Website was great...easy to use for getting an estimated quote. They accommodated our schedule, answered all my questions. The guys doing the work were friendly and professional. They took swift action when a couple of touch-ups were needed. They cleaned the entire exterior of the house...looks brand new. Did all of the windows inside and out, including skylights and high window in cathedral ceiling living room), and one hard to reach ceiling fan. Great job, would definitely use this company again!
Joe Birdwell Jr
Joe Birdwell Jr
17:07 01 Feb 21
I work at Subway in Natrona Heights. Our window cleaner each time is MIKE. He always comes and does a spectacular job on the store windows. He is very professional and easy to deal with. I would recommend MIKE and this service to any business that needs a reliable and quality company to clenched their windows.
Barb Luczkowski
Barb Luczkowski
21:12 25 Jan 21
We have worked with Central Window Cleaning for 10 yrs. They are always prompt, polite and do a excellent job. I would recommend them to a friend. Fred our guy is polite, friendly and does a great job.
Nicole Rainey
Nicole Rainey
20:18 10 Dec 20
Tristian and other young man arrived before scheduled time. Very professional and explained what was going to be done and what was expected of me. I’ve had numerous work done because I like their work! Very diligent and efficient. And their follow up is also and awesome thing! Make sure customers are satisfied.
Jean McAuliffe
Jean McAuliffe
22:41 24 Nov 20
Central Window kept us informed of arrival date and time of arrival. They appeared when they said they would. Clayton and Anthony did an amazing job on windows coated with grime inside and out from construction. They worked efficiently. They were considerate of our home. They were pleasant to have around. They were wonderful. The results are wonderful. I highly recommend Clayton and Anthony and Central Window Cleaning.
Betsy Breese
Betsy Breese
17:34 17 Nov 20
Our window washer was on time and did a very thorough job. One of our storm windows was broken but the company will have the glass replaced and the storm window returned to us. Overall we were very satisfied with the work done.
Gladys Bankston
Gladys Bankston
00:01 17 Nov 20
Edwin was very professional. He took time to explain everything to us. He cleaned our windows, screens, frames and window sills inside and out. They truly look amazing. I highly recommend this company.
Alice Iden
Alice Iden
10:34 19 Oct 20
Easy to schedule. Good price. Followed up with before and after pictures. All debris was cleaned up.
Walter Mckelvey
Walter Mckelvey
16:44 16 Oct 20
Edwin was very professional and did an excellent job.Happy Customer!
Colleen Greenrod
Colleen Greenrod
20:15 15 Oct 20
Edwin was so meticulous and very professional. My windows look beautiful.
Barb Vitantonio
Barb Vitantonio
13:09 14 Oct 20
I was so happy to wake up today and look out the clean windows. Central Window Cleaning will always have my business. On time, very professional, great job. Clayton was so friendly and I could tell he cares about the work he does. And I couldn't ask for a better price. I highly recommend Central Window Cleaning.
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