Category: Energy Efficiency

Weatherproofing the windows in your office building can help keep heating bills in the winter lower

Weatherproofing Commercial Windows and Doors for Winter

In the winter months, a commercial property’s building envelope – the surfaces, including windows and doors that separate the interior and exterior – is prone to heat loss. This can be caused by improper insulation, cracks or leaks in the seals, and aging systems. Commercial windows and doors are a prime target for inefficiencies. Fortunately, […]

Building Codes can influence what the proper size of your storefront entrance will be.

Commercial Door Dimensions: What Is the Average Size of a Commercial Door?

Building codes set maximum and minimum heights and widths for commercial doors. These standard commercial door dimensions, dictated by these codes, ensure that doors allow occupants to enter and exit freely during an emergency. Builders must adhere to these codes for the structure to be deemed safe and ready for occupancy. In the United States, […]

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Understanding Window R-Values

When researching replacement windows, you’ve likely stumbled across two terms relating to energy efficiency: R-value and U-value. Both terms are used in the construction industry to define the energy efficiency of a given material, but there are key differences that can be confusing to understand. Choosing the most efficient windows starts with understanding the differences […]

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Understanding Window U-value

When researching replacement windows, you’ve likely stumbled across two terms relating to energy efficiency: R-value and U-value. Both terms are used in the construction industry to define the energy efficiency of a given material, but there are key differences that can be confusing to understand. Choosing the most efficient windows starts with understanding the differences […]

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Understanding U-Value and R-Value

Today’s commercial windows are described using industry jargon – U-value, Low-E, SHGC, and R-value. All of these terms can get confusing and make the process of selecting windows and doors more difficult. You probably have questions: for starters, what do these terms mean? And how do they relate to the window’s efficiency rating? Understanding today’s […]

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