1. What is R-Value?
A measure of the resistance to radiant heat (temperature) loss. Example: A fibreglass insulated wall has an R-Value of R19. A higher R-Value glass has a greater resistance to radiant heat loss.
2. What is U-Value?
A measure of how much heat flows through an object (Thermal Conductivity). The U-Value is the reciprocal of the R-Value: Therefore the lower the U-Value the better the insulation value.
3. What is Ultra Violet (UV) light?
Ultra Violet rays are found in everyday sunlight and the harmful rays cause damage or fading to paint, curtains, flooring and furniture.
4. How can I tell if I need new windows?
- Difficult to open or close
- Air leaking through or around the window
- Excessive condensation or icing on inside of window panes
- Windows rattle in the wind
- Paint chipping or peeling
- House is always too cold in winter – or too hot in summer
- Outside noise
5. Are new windows a good investment if I plan to sell my home?
Yes! In fact, not only will new windows make your home more energy efficient and visually appealing, but they will increase the overall value of your home.
6. Why use heavy-duty stainless steel hardware?
- Will not Rust
- Withstand the weight of Triple-glass
- Withstand heavy use over long period of time
- Maintenance free
- Greater strength and security
7. How long does it take to install windows?
Typically, a window replacement can take approximately an hour per small opening and two-three hours per large opening. With QSI’s employee based two person installation teams, a typical home can be completely finished in one day. QSI installation teams have been working year round, since 1976.