Window and Roofing options for Energy Efficiency -
One of the best ways to conserve energy and reduce utility expenses is to build a home with the highest quality materials. Choice of windows plays a large part in determining the cost of maintaining a comfortable temperature in your home. That’s why we choose Hurd windows and doors.
Hurd still makes all their windows and doors carefully and proudly by hand, so they not only fit better and look better, they also perform better. Hurd Casement Windows have a Design Pressure (DP) rating of 55, are ENERGY STAR rated with low argon gas E-2, .050 extruded aluminum clad exterior, and 4 9/16” solid furniture grade wood jambs. And because they are custom windows, there are more options available. They come in nine different wood species, so you don’t have to settle for pine windows in a maple den. You can also choose between all wood or aluminum clad wood windows. There are also endless options if you want transoms, sidelites, or other geometric shapes, bay or bow windows, single hung, double hung, horizontal sliding, awning, or casement windows. Hurd offers divided lite options, as well as grilles that come removable or sealed between the panes of glass. You’ll also find a variety of options for handles and locking mechanisms, and with as many as eleven finishes and unlimited custom colors to choose from, you’ll be able to match your décor perfectly.
Hurd also offers different options in glass. So whether you’re facing blazing sun or bitter cold—or both—they have the glass and glazing options to match. In fact, instead of choosing a single type of glass for your entire home, you can select your glass for each room according to its exposure to the elements. You’ll maximize your comfort and energy efficiency while blocking harmful UV rays.
Where heat loss and heating costs are the prime concern, they offer the Climate Control™ option, which delivers optimum thermal performance to reduce heat transfer in or out, making your home more comfortable in both winter and summer. Additionally, their new ClimaGuard SPF glazing option dramatically reduces fading, and extends the useful life of your furniture, floor and wall coverings, photographs and even window treatments because if its ability to block 99.9% of UV rays. While standard low-E glass has a fade protection factor of only 7, ClimaGuard SPF is rated at an amazing 50+. And since it’s clear, it minimizes heating and cooling costs while maximizing natural daylight. No dark tints, no colored glass, no shiny reflections.
Roofing Options -
The Elk Cool Color Series offers a beautiful roof and lower energy bills. This roofing option offers the advantage of slow heat build up for a more energy-efficient home. The Elk Cool Color Series is composed of highly reflective granules that bounce back the sun’s rays and more effectively release absorbed heat.
Developed in conjunction with 3M, the shingles meet the initial ENERGY STAR performance levels. They are the first shingle offered in a choice of colors other than white and are manufactured with StainGuard treatment, adding strength and long-term beauty to every roof.