New windows can be one of your homes most attractive features. New windows can provide you with convenient ventilation, ease of use, superior natural light, and cleaning convenience not found in older windows. If you have a older home, or inefficient windows you could be throwing up 30% of your heating and cooling dollars out the window, literally. On average for the year 2001 the owner could expect to recoup approximately 69% upon the sale of the home when replacing their older windows. Today there are so many manufacturers of windows, it can be difficult to choose a quality product. Of course every manufacturer or window salesperson claims to have the best product.
Improve Your Home’s ‘Curb Appeal”
Purchasing a quality window is only a part of the equation. The installation is the largest factor of how your windows will perform. Take great care installing and insulating around your existing openings and new windows to assure you receive the maximum performance possible from your new windows.
G.F. Sprague & ecoSmart Windows: A Winning Combination for Your Home
After many months of research and speaking with many window manufacturers, G.F. Sprague has chosen to use ecoSmart windows by Great Lakes Window exclusively for our window replacement projects. ecoSmart windows are the best quality and durability replacement window in the U.S.
Why Choose ecoSmart?
There are many good reasons to appreciate regarding ecoSmart windows, however, some of the most compelling features (and benefits to you) are difficult to see. Let’s look a little closer at the features which we know will provide you years of trouble-free ownership and enjoyment.
Energy Star Qualified
ENERGY STAR is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency. ecoSmart windows qualify for Energy Star labeling in all 50 states providing you enhanced comfort and long-term energy efficiency.
Our ecoSmart vinyl windows are reinforced with a unique composite (made from recycled materials) that provides superior strength, flexibility and insulation. Both composite and frame materials are pinch fusion welded to stay strong and square for life. G-Force reinforcement coupled with our patented InsulMax insulation provides exceptional durability and energy efficiency.
The R-factor (insulation value) per linear inch of a ecoSmart window frame is seven times greater than that of an ordinary vinyl frame. The secret is our patented* InsulMax insulation — a high-density solid-polyurethane insulation, like the kind used in many refrigerator and freezer doors. *U.S. Patent Number 4,516,356
A vinyl exterior shield designed to withstand harsh weather and resist conducting heat and cold. Constructed with rugged, maintenance-free vinyl. The base color is solid through and through, so you’ll never need to paint or stain your windows.
ecoSmart’s windows come standard with the I-Core spacer system. I-Core, a third-generation warm edge spacer system, contains no metal and is the highest performing spacer available today. The I-Core spacer system creates the most energy-efficient glass option homeowners can buy.
Our double hung and sliding windows feature two integral lock/tilt latches to provide a classic look that mimics traditional wood window hardware. Stylish looks paired with its ergonomically designed, state-of-the-art tilt functionality provide homeowners with an easy-to-use locking system. This all-in-one piece of hardware secures and locks the windows, but when released it also allows the sash to easily tilt in for safe cleaning of the exterior of the window. Trim sightlines and two locks provide aesthetic appeal for the window and peace of mind that your home is safe.