Q: Are products offered by BetterView insured? Do they have warranties?
A: All windows have lifetime warranties. Warranties also can be transferred to the next homeowners too, as limited lifetime warranties. Committed to customer satisfaction, we also offer a 5-year labor warranty on all products installed by our staff.
Q: What is the difference between a pressure-treated wooden deck and a composite deck?
A: Composite materials are impervious to water and don’t need to be maintained or treated in any way. Other considerations include:
If you like a true wooden look, we recommend pressure-treated wood.
Composite decks also tend to absorb more heat when exposed to sunlight.
Q: What type of sunroom is the most energy efficient?
A: When adding a sunroom to your home, customers generally choose between a 3-season room, a 4-season room or a stick-built room. All offer varying benefits, but the stick-built sunroom is the most energy efficient due to the increased variety of materials that can be used, including better insulated doors and windows.
Q: What’s the difference between vinyl, wooden and aluminum windows?
A: Vinyl windows provide a variety of benefits including:
Better Insulation: Unlike aluminum, vinyl does not conduct heat or cold, which can be major sources of wasted heating and cooling energy. It also doesn’t swell or shrink like wooden materials.
Better Maintenance: Vinyl doesn’t show scratches and doesn’t need to be painted unlike aluminum or wooden windows.
Q: What is a U-Factor? What should I look for?
A: The U-factor is a standard measure of heat transfer through an entire window unit. U-factors or U-values were developed by the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) at the request of the U.S. Department of Energy and the Federal Trade Commission. Look for low U-factors. The lower the U-factor, the better the window’s insulating ability.
Q: What is the R-factor? What should I look for?
A: The R-factor indicates the resistance to heat flow through a window. R-factors are the reciprocal of U-factors. The higher the R-factor, the better the energy efficiency. BetterView offers a wide range of windows with varying R-factors to meet your individual preferences.