What are A-Rated Windows?
While lower grade windows could be tempting, this could lead to more costs further down the line – including replacing windows because they are not effective.
Here at C&W Direct, we specialise in A-rated windows for a variety of properties across Cannock and Stafford.
In our latest blog, we are going to explain how A-rated windows work and some of their benefits.
Explaining A-Rated Glazing
New builds are coming under scrutiny for minimum energy ratings, so future-proofing your home will help to keep it up to date.
Window ratings are calculated by the British Fenestration Rating Council (BFRC), which uses a particular rating equation that looks at a window’s solar factor to see how much heat is gained from sunlight. The ratings also measure how good a product is at preventing hear escaping and window air leakage.
The resulting score is compared to a table which puts the window in its correct grade, which is typically a negative number. A-Rated windows are 0 or greater, while G is anything that is lower than -70.
The BFRC rating system is ideal, as it clearly identifies the best performing windows system which allows consumers to see the costs and benefits of energy-efficient windows and make an informed decision.
Energy bills are increasing on an almost yearly basis which puts pressure on families heating their homes with A-rated double glazing providing an ideal solution for a warmer, welcoming and more comfortable home.
Windows of Your Choice at C&W Direct
C&W Direct offer Opitherm energy efficient windows that reduce the energy you need to heat your home by up to 20%.
The air in our homes often has a high moisture content, so whenever we cook, bathe or breathe which increases water vapour. When saturated air comes into contact with a cold surface, condensation forms which promote bacterial growth and mould with Opitherm reducing condensation by up to 80%.
If you want to know more about our range of windows, please contact us today.