A solar electric or photovoltaic (PV) system uses the sun’s energy to make electricity. PV technology produces direct current by collecting electrons freed by the interaction between sunlight and the semiconductor materials in a PV cell.
* A PV system reduces or eliminates the amount of electricity purchased from a utility. * A PV system can save you money on your electricity bill and act as a hedge against future price increases. * The electricity generated by a PV system is clean, renewable and reliable. * A PV system helps the community by reducing electricity demand.
A small PV system requires as little as 50 square feet; however, a larger system that meets the needs of a typical household, would use between 300 to 600 square feet. Typically, 100 square feet of PV area produces one kilowatt of electricity.
Energy Efficiency measures should be installed before installing PV. Increase attic insulation, replace windows, replace incandescent lamps with fluorescent lamps. Install Energy Star appliances. Kilowatt hours saved with efficiency upgrades are cheaper than kilowatt hours produced with PV.
When purchasing a PV system, you are effectively buying electricity for the next 20 years or more up front, avoiding future electricity price volatility. Solar electricity is also a premium grade of electricity because it is generated without giving off any pollutants. This makes it more valuable and more expensive than standard electricity from the utility.
Infinit-E is a Spectrally Selective patented double silver layer low-e coating, which provides superior thermal performance. Infinit-E glass significantly reduces unwanted summertime heat without a dark tint and insulates up to 100% better than ordinary glass. Infinit-E glass also reflects interior heat in the wintertime back into rooms while keeping cooler temperatures outside.
It depends on your risk tolerance. When cutting into your home, there is a high likelihood that cuts will not be patched properly. When it rains, it will leak inside the walls. Typically the rotting damage will not be found for a while, which create disastrous effects. The entire area must be replaced. Hiring a professional installer like Verengo to install your windows includes a service guarantee. This means if any damage does occur based on Verengo’s installation; we will make the repairs for you.
Most contractors operator like contractors. Verengo operates like a business. There are separate departments to process the following functions: sales, marketing, accounting, financing, administration, customer service, parts ordering, and truck loading. In addition, Verengo’s focus is speed. Our goal is to finish your project as quickly as possible, while still maintaining a high level of craftsmanship.
1. Low E-cubed glass: The high rating in the industry for solar reflection, keeping your home cooler. 2. Easy clean glass: The coating allows you to simply spray it down with a garden hose. 3. Platinum Elite spacer: This allows a greater temperate differential between the inside and outside. 4. Double-strength glass: This provides greater safety for your loved ones. 5. Constant Force Balance System: Your new windows will be easier to open and close. 6. Exterior-glazed: This reflects heat from the windows. 7. 8 hundredth thick frame: A durable frame means the windows will never be hard to open when the home shifts. 8. All XO, Single-hung windows have equal sized glass: This gives an aesthetically pleasing look. 9. Triple Fin weather stripping: The windows are protected from the elements and water penetration. 10. Metal-reinforced sashes with both lock and keeper screwed through metal: This effort increases safety. 11. Full interlocking sashes for all windows: Thieves are stopped when they can’t pick the window’s lock or pry it open. 12. Glazing towers for glass support: The windows will open and close with ease for the life of the window. 13. Beveled-tapered, grooved, double-wall thickness retro fin windows: The flange on the exterior of the window won’t warp due to heat. 14. Concealed screen corners with miters on all screens: The screen supports are stronger, which prevents breakage. 15. Beveled face on all windows, including the Catalina XO, SH: Not having sharp edges makes it look cleaner. 16. Raised towered sash track: This prevents dust and water from collecting 17. Beveled curved pull rail: This allows you to grip the window easily. 18. Integral mullion for stacked side-by-side mulled units: When multiple windows are joined, this is performed at the factory for seamless integration.
As a home shifts and settles, the windows also shift. If the windows are made of wood, metal, or weaker vinyl compositions, the area between the window and home will often crack, allowing warm air to travel in or out. This creates the draft. New windows that have a sturdy construction will not shift, and therefore prevent drafts. Keeping this in mind, Anlin uses a very strong frame design to prevent this from occurring.
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) sets all performance standard, educational programs and product certifications for the window industry. When a product passes AAMA tests, you can expect long and reliable service as long as the window is installed and maintained correctly. When an installer is AAMA certified, then your responsibility is only to maintain the windows.
Yes. Verengo’s installers are factory-trained and certified through AAMA (The American Architectural Manufacturers Association) to ensure the highest quality craftsmanship, in addition to timely service. This certification also supports you, the consumer, by guaranteeing the service performed by Verengo's installers. If something happens to Verengo, Anlin will perform the service as part of their normal lifetime guarantee.