Contractor Standards Guide
Learn what to ask before hiring
a home improvement contractor.
Real Customer Testimonials
Real names and numbers.
Right here. Right now.
Frequently Asked Questions
You have questions...
We've got answers.
Here are some questions to ask yourself if you are considering replacement window installation near Moline, Bettendorf, and Davenport:
Vinyl windows with frames made of uPVC (unplasticized polyvinyl chloride) extrusions insulated with a polyurethane core are much more energy efficient than wood, multi-chambered hollow vinyl, aluminum, and composite windows. Also make sure you look at the R-Factor of both glass AND frames. Remember, the greater the R-Factor the better the insulating value. All Sunrise windows are constructed with a polyurethane core.
If the corners are fusion welded together the corners will never leak, which means neither water nor air will penetrate through the frames of the windows. However, if the corners are either screwed together, mechanically fastened or chemically welded, then they can start to leak over time. All Restorations replacement windows for Moline, Davenport, and the surrounding areas are completely fusion welded.
Most windows are available with Low-E Glass, some Low-E coatings are pyrolitic hard coats, some are sputter coated soft coats, and some even contain 2 layers of Low-E coating. The highest performing Low-E, Sunrise's Omega12, are coated with up to twelve different layers of heat reflective metallic shields.
Products are tested and rated by the NFRC (National Fenestration Rating Council), which have certain guidelines windows must pass to be considered energy efficient. Only the best performing windows will have the ENERGY STAR® approval by the U.S. Department of Energy for outstanding energy efficiency (utility cost savings). The department rates products for three different geographical regions in the United States, so many windows may not be ENERGY STAR® approved in all regions of the country. Restorations windows are ENERGY STAR® approved in all regions of the country.
Windows offer a wide range of warranties. Some offer the warranty for 5 years, many windows are warranted for 10 years, and others offer a lifetime warranty, may be pro-rated after a few years. Restorations Windows' warranty is a lifetime, non-prorated, transferable warranty. If any part of your window ever breaks or fails, it's covered!
In Moline and Davenport, replacement windows built by today's standards can pay for themselves by the amount of savings in heating and cooling costs of a home. They also offer a homeowner many different options, such as different types of glass, colors of frames, and many different styles of windows.