Q) Why are vinyl windows the best choice?
A) Your choice of framing material goes a long way toward determining the longevity and energy of the total window system. Wood windows possess excellent thermal qualities but are prone to weather deterioration and require painting at regular intervals. Aluminum windows are very durable but offer little insulating value because they conduct energy rapidly. Vinyl windows are your best choice because they offer thermal characteristics similar to wood are extremely durable and provide a finish that is virtually maintenance -free. Also keep in mind that the best performing vinyl window systems have multi-chambered frames with welded corners.
Q) What is argon gas and why is it used with Low E glass?
A) Argon is a safe odorless, colorless, non-toxic, non-flammable insert that is commonly used in place of air between the glass panes of an insulated Low E glass unit. Argon's heat conductivity is lower than that of air. And thus it is better insulator and contributes to a lower U-factor. Argon is not an effective solar performer by itself: that is why it is only used on conjunction with Low E insulated glass.
Q) What is an ENERGY STAR windows?
A) ENERGY STAR is a government-backed program helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency. ENERGY STAR-qualified vinyl windows and doors save you energy and money, increase the comfort of your home, and protect your valuable possessions from sun damage. They are also better for the environment because lowering your energy use means less air pollution from power plants. Save money and energy. Installing ENERGY STAR-qualified windows from GTA Windows and Doors lowers energy bills and saves you money over new double-paned, clear glass vinyl windows and vinyl patio doors.
Q) What is an Super Spacer and why is it important?
A) The Super Spacer is the best performing solution on the market. Super Spacer has a conductivity rate 25 times lower than aluminum spacers. Super Spacer not only eliminates your condensation problems, but also reduces the risk of thermal breakage. When you are planning to construct or renovate, demand the Super Spacer for your windows and doors and eliminate the battle of condensation and frost. Assure your self-comfortable viewing throughout the seasons.
Q) What is the U-factor?
A) The U-factor or U-value is the measure of a window's thermal efficiency, based on its resistance to the follow of energy. The lower the U-factor, the more thermally efficient the window. Most new window technology had been aimed at lowering U-factors through the use of three important innovations: INEX spacer, low emissivity glass coatings and argon gas.
Q) What is Low Emissivity glass?
A) Low Emissivity glass, commonly referred to, as Low E. is glass that has been coated with a micro-thin metallic film to improve thermal performance. The coating reduces the transfer of heat rays through the glass while still allowing light to pass through. In essence, the coating reflects heat back toward its source. Thus, heat from the furnace stays inside the home during cold weather, resulting in greater comfort and lower energy costs. Low E coatings also reduce harmful ultraviolet rays that cause drapes and upholstery to fade.
Q) Why should I choose GTA Windows Ind.?
A) GTA strives to offer window and door products that are both aesthetically appealing and energy-efficient. We closely monitor the quality of our products and back them with some of the best warranties in the business. In short we care about our customers and value their trust. We thank you for visiting our web site and would like you to consider GTA Windows and doors for your next remodeling project.
Q) What is the best way to get an estimate for new windows and doors?
A) You need to have someone come to your home, measure your openings, show you our samples before presenting you with an accurate, no obligation free estimate.
Q) What windows you company do and what area do you serve?
A) Specializing in energy star rated vinyl windows - energy efficient windows: casement windows, awning windows, double hung windows, single hung windows, bay windows, bow windows, vinyl single slider windows, double slider windows, picture windows and custom shape windows with windows and doors services in the Greater Toronto area, Ontario - Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville, Ajax, Pickering, Markham, Unionville, Thornhill, Woodbridge, Richmond Hill, Aurora and Toronto.