Entries by Scott

Acoustical Glass Ratings What do the Numbers Mean?

When shopping for new home windows we don’t often consider the acoustical glass ratings of the product. In fact, for most home owners it is the farthest thing from your mind. But if you live in a noisy urban area of if your home is located close to a freeway, railroad, or simply adjacent to […]

Argon Gas Filled Windows | Are They Really More Efficient?

Why would you want Argon gas filled windows in your home? Are insulated windows really more efficient than their single pane counterparts? If so why? The short story is that the introduction of Argon into the space between two panes of glass creates an insulation barrier. Just like the insulation in the walls of your […]

Fenestration Types | Frame Construction Materials

When it comes to windows, there are a multitude of fenestration types available to choose from. If you are replacing the windows in your home or commercial property you must consider the materials used in the construction of the frame as well as the glazing material itself. By choosing the correct combination of frame material […]

Stadium Glass a Look at Fenestration in Modern NFL Facilities

While watching the Super Bowl today I couldn’t help myself from thinking about the use of Stadium Glass and how fenestration is applied to the design of today’s NFL stadiums. Glass is strategically placed in new stadium designs to enhance the views from interior spaces overlooking the playing surface. A large bank of windows can […]

Understanding NFRC Window Ratings

If you have a basic understanding of NFRC Window Ratings you can confidently select windows that are best suited for your home. The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) has simplified the window selection process for the average consumer. The NFRC is a nonprofit organization that has established the labeling requirements for windows and doors sold […]

Window Fenestration | New Testing Requirements

Before we tell you about the new NFRC testing requirements, we better tell you what window fenestration is and how it relates to your window selection. The latest news in the window fenestration industry will be one of our focus topics here on the OSR Blog, so come back often to stay up-to-date.

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Understanding Window Condensation and How to Combat It

There are three main factors that cause window condensation; cold outdoor temperatures, excessive indoor humidity, and window surface temperatures that are lower than the dew point of the air inside your home. The dew point is the temperature at which moisture in the air begins to form into visible water drops. In the case of […]

Benefits of Installing Energy Efficient Windows

Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of installing new energy efficient windows in your home. The older your home, and the older the windows, the more pronounced the benefits and savings when you upgrade to energy efficient windows such as the Cardinal Glass LoĒ³-366®.