We’ve gathered the top online resources to help educate consumers on windows and doors, topics include: energy efficiency, product information, structural requirements and building in a coastal region.
The Department of Energy (DOE) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have developed an ENERGY STAR® designation for a host of products, including windows and doors, that meet certain energy performance criteria. Learn more energy saving tips at www.energystar.gov.
The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) is a nonprofit, public/private organization created by the window, door, and skylight industry that has developed a window energy rating system. The NFRC label provides window and door energy properties for easy comparison. All Simonton products are certified to the NFRC standards and carry the NFRC label, which provides the specific energy properties for your windows or doors. Check out more at www.nfrc.org.
All Simonton windows and doors bear the AAMA Certification Label—meeting industry performance standards for air and water infiltration at specified pressures, structural integrity and resistance to forced entry. You can access information about performance, certification, installation, and the maintenance of window and door products at www.aamanet.org.
DSIRE is a comprehensive source of information on state, federal, local, and utility incentives and policies that support renewable energy and energy efficiency. Established in 1995 and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, DSIRE is an ongoing project of the North Carolina Solar Center and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Inc. Take a look at www.dsireusa.org to learn more.
As an Efficient Windows Collaborative member, Simonton has made a commitment to manufacture and promote energy-efficient windows. This site provides unbiased information on the benefits of energy-efficient windows, descriptions of how they work, and recommendations for their selection and use. Take a look at www.efficientwindows.org to learn more!
Packed with the latest information and legislation, this site provides the information you need to make sure your project meets the codes and regulations for Florida - www.floridabuilding.org.