Apples and Oranges?
Not many people can realize the differences between a sub-standard product and an extraordinary product until they see it with there own eyes. It would be nice if while people were looking for a particular product the research was already done for them. That is what we are going to do for you today. It is actually quite easy if you know what you are looking for. There are four main categories to focus on when it comes to replacing windows, doors, or siding.
Energy Efficiency: There are many different componets to look at for energy efficencies of windows, doors, or siding. 1st is the insulating factors, what is the r-value? An r-value measures how long it takes for energy to transfer from one side of a product to the other-side of that product. It can be as low as 0 to as high as 10. The most important factor is what is called the u-value. The U-value measures the entire windows insulating value actually installed into the area of the wall. You always want the u-value to be as low as possible. The u-value goes from 0.00 to 3. Also you have to take into consideration whether or not the frames and sashes are insulated as well. Minnesota Rusco has windows with an r-value of 9 and a U-factor of 0.11 as well as insulated frames and sashes.
Durability: How strong will these products be after they have been installed after 5 years? Minnesota Rusco uses only the highest quality products that will last you for a LIFETIME. There is an old saying that goes like this, Once you go vinyl its final! But is that the case? There are so many different grades of products and materials used, that you just don’t know what you are really getting. Put it like this, there is a reason why you can buy 100 shoppers value trash bags for $1.99 and there is a reason why you only get 15 GLAD trash-bags for $4.99. They are both trash bags that hold your garbage. Cheap trash bags are know for breaking while your taking it out and there goes all that lovely garbage all over your new carpet. Do you think its worth an extra couple of bucks to not have to get on your hands and knees and pick up those coffee grounds and dirty diapers. You be the judge!
Security: Do you cherish your castle? What about those prize possessions that you couldn’t even put a dollar figure on because of the sentimental value that they have to you. Making sure you have a good solid locking mechanism and making sure nobody can jimmy that lock open. You would be surprised how easily an intruder can gain access to your home if they know what they are doing. You can rest assured that the Windows and Doors Minnesota Rusco supplies has additional security features to keep the bad guys out and you with peace of mind while your away on vacation. Just to name a few…..Our locking screens, child-proof night latches, recessed security throw bolts, 20 gauge security steel kick-plates and multi-point locking mechanisms. See for yourself what a good high quality product looks like.
Beauty: Last but not least, you want to have a product that looks aesthetically pleasing. No offense to any other products out there, but it seems as if manufacturer now-a-days are doing it as inexpensive as possible, cutting corners, fabricating big box”e” looking products that are what we call builders grade products. You will know a beautiful product when you see it. We take extra measures to ensure that products are not only energy efficient but very easy on the eyes. With our contoured sash designs, picture frame”esce” type frames, and many different color options to choose from on the interior and exterior you will be pleased to know that we can match any decor inside or out!
Minnesota Rusco believes in only the best of the best for the best VALUE! Lets all be honest we don’t want the cheapest products out there, we want the best product available at the best possible value. Let a home improvement specialist explain the differences and start enjoying the benefits of not just 1 or 2 of the important factors but all 4!
Thanks for reading and fell free to invite someone out to your home at your earliest convenience.