I am looking to buy a house that has 115 year old windows..in an effort to make them more efficients and to mitigate the lead issue I will be looking to replace them (20 windows).
This is a two family that IU will be residing in but I do not have much money to replace the windows. I do not want to pay more than $200.00. The two brands of replacement windows I am looking at are American Craftsman windows (sold exclusively at the home depot) and JELD-WEN windows.
I am open to any suggestions that offer me the specifications I listed below but can save me money.
Energy Star rated window
Low E/ Argon
NRFC Manufacturing Code
U-FACTOR- .31 or lower (the lower the U-Factor the warms you will stay warmer in winter and spend less on heating.
SHGC- .31 or lower (the lower the SHGC mean the cooler your house will stay in the summer time)
DP (DESIGN PRESSURE) - 45 or higher this will be on the label under SPEC: R-R45 (Resistance to window and other pressures this)
AIR INFULTRATION - .1 or lower
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