The Importance of Offering Windows with Strong Energy Ratings

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At Ultra Trade Frames, you can find the best double glazing products on today’s market tailored to your exact measurements and specifications- perfect for any home improvement project, whether for a modern or traditional home. We serve customers across East Anglia and the South East of England with an impressive delivery service that is both quick and reliable. We are dedicated to providing outstanding customer service, great quality products and stress-free delivery that makes us stand out from the crowd. 

If you’re looking for a range of bespoke, made to measure double glazing products, then you’ve come to the right place! Our range of double glazing provides homeowners with the durability, thermal efficiency and security they’ve been looking for on their hunt for a new home improvement. Today we’re talking about our selection of windows- so if you have questions about window energy ratings and how they relate to our window range, you’re in luck! Let’s get started. 

Window Energy Ratings Explained

In a nutshell, Window Energy Ratings indicate how effective windows are at preventing heat from entering or exiting a home. Knowing the energy rating of your windows when replacing them is invaluable- as it helps you to create a more pleasant and comfortable home environment, without worrying about draughts, cold spots or overheating. A window energy rating will help you decide whether your new window will keep your house cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter- which is invaluable in the changing seasons. It’s a measurement of how much heat transfers from your windows, explaining how much energy is lost through this process, and equally, how much heat transfers from the outdoors to the inside and vice versa. 

The Window Energy Rating (WER) is calculated using the Total Solar Transmittance (TST), U-Value and G-Value. These terms are a bit complicated- so we’ll break them down for you. The higher the rating, the more energy efficient the window is. TST is a metric to determine how much heat is allowed to enter a building, while U-Value measures how much heat is lost from the building. The G-Value indicates the amount of glare that the glass can cause, which can be detrimental in terms of sun damage, UV bleaching, and other nasty effects. It’s important to keep in mind these details when making decisions regarding you or your customer’s home improvements- as saving energy is more important than ever in today’s climate!

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Why Do Strong Energy Ratings Matter?

Replacing older windows can help to bolster the efficiency of any home, making the properties you’re investing in a more comfortable and consistent temperature. This is a great way to add to the resale value of a home, and is a fantastic way to market replacement windows to your customers. Not only are windows with great energy ratings the perfect way to increase the value of a property, but customers also benefit from the increased thermal efficiency all year round, making them a reliable home improvement solution.

As a homeowner or installer, it’s important to keep Window Energy Ratings in mind when deciding on a new window or set of windows. The ratings are given on a scale of A+ to G, with A+ being the most efficient windows and G, the least efficient windows. The number crunching has been done for us already, so we just need to check the ratings of the windows we intend to install in our properties, to properly assess if the product is a thermally efficient investment.

What Does a Window Energy Rating tell me?

The WER provides ratings based on several measures of window performance, such as its ability to transmit sunlight, resist heat loss, and conserve energy. These ratings can be helpful for homeowners who want to compare the energy efficiency of different windows. By looking at these ratings, homeowners can select the windows that offer the best performance for their needs.

Contact Ultra Trade Frames Today. 

Looking for a range of thermally efficient windows, with strong energy ratings that make them a perfect investment for any homeowner? We’d love to help here at Ultra Trade Frames! We provide a unique selection of thermally efficient windows that are sure to make a good impression on any customer. Connect with us today through our convenient online contact form, or call us at 01284 700811. We can’t wait to hear from you.


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