Clear Lake, Pearland, and Friendswood homeowners have concerns that homeowners in The Woodlands or Katy don’t have to worry about; hurricanes and the resulting winds and rain. While choosing windows that can make your home more efficient is of course very important, making sure the windows can stand up to the occasional hurricane or tropical storm is of critical importance. An energy efficient window that allows water penetration is not a good investment.
Ultra Windows are selected specifically for their ability to do three things. First, they must keep indoor air in and outdoor air out, meaning they must have a very low Air Leakage rating. While the industry average is .12- .19 cfm, we look for products that are below .05 cfm. A window that is tighter on air leakage is generally a tighter window on water leakage as well.
Second, we offer products that carry a higher Design Pressure rating (DP). The higher a window’s DP rating, the more wind and wind drive rain the window can withstand. This is a must have for coastal areas.
Third, the windows we offer must be designed to withstand our intense summer heat. Most vinyl windows are not built specifically for Texas, they’re designed for Minnesota, New York, Michigan, Ohio, etc……If a window is not built with extra reinforcement, it won’t hold up long in the Texas summers, as it will be prone to bowing, sagging, and warping.
For a free, no-obligation quote on windows that will not only make your home more efficient, but protect your home from the elements as well, contact Ultra Windows today. It would be our privilege to serve you!