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About Tucson Window and Door

Tucson Window & Door built its foundation on superior customer service and industry innovation. As a leader in the window and door industry, we pride ourselves in providing a variety of creative solutions with both quality and value to the homeowners of Southern Arizona.

 

From home remodels to new construction, Tucson Window and Door offers a complete line of windows and doors that are energy efficient, aesthetically pleasing and secure.

 

Every window and door we install is covered by our manufacturer’s warranty; something that sets us apart from our competitors. From estimate to installation, each step in every project is completed by our own in-house staff of design experts and highly trained installation crew.

 

Quality products, superior service, state-of-the-art engineering and uncompromising standards ensures a beautiful, maintenance-free home for each of our customers. Stop by our showroom or view our online gallery to find inspiration for your next home project!

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FAQs

Q: How Long before My New Windows are Installed?

Because all of our windows are custom manufactured, it may take about 4-6 weeks from the time of order for your windows to be ready for installation. Once they are ready, we will coordinate an installation date that works with your schedule.

Q: How Long Does the Actual Installation Take?

The duration of the installation from start to finish varies on the quantity and type of products we are installing. In one day, we can typically do about four windows and one patio door.

Q: Will I Lose Some of My Window Sill Space?

It is possible. Some windows in homes today have narrower frames than new replacement windows, and builders will often use new construction windows (which are low grade) on newer homes. Replacement windows are usually one to one and a half inches thicker than new construction windows.

Q: Can I Have New Construction Windows Installed In My Older Home?

Yes; however, due to their lower grade quality, they are not recommended, and the price difference is minimal in comparison to true replacement windows, which are much more durable and secure.

Q: Can I Trust My Measurements?

Yes; however, we will not. All of your windows will be re-measured by our installation manager prior to order.

Q. What is “Low E” glass and why should I use it?

Low emissivity, or low E, glass products are coated with microscopically thin, optically transparent layers of silver in between layers of antireflective metal oxide coatings. This combination allows Low E glass products to let in visible sunlight while blocking infra-red and UV heat rays from entering your home, reducing cooling costs and protecting curtains, window treatments, flooring and furnishings. In the winter, Low E glass products keep your home warm by reflecting the heat back into the room rather than escaping through your windows.

Q: What is U-Value?

U-value, also referred to as the U-factor, is a measure of thermal conductivity, or how well heat flows through an object. The lower the U-value, the better the insulation value of the material. Many building insulation products indicate the U-value on the label, and a value of less than 0.35 is recommended in cold climates.

Q: What is R-Value?

R-value is a measure of how well an object resists the flow of heat. The higher the R-value, the better insulating properties an area has. The R-value is the inverse of the U-value. The R-value is important when learning how much insulation is needed for your home. Make sure you talk to your contractor about the type of insulation, its R-value, and the area it will cover prior to install. 


Q: What is Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC)?

Solar Heat Gain Coefficient, or SHGC, is the fraction of the incident solar radiation admitted through a window; both directly transmitted and absorbed then released inward. It is expressed as a number between 0 and 1. The lower a window’s SHGC, the less solar heat it transmits. In warm climates, it is recommended to have a SHGC of 0.40 or less.

Q: What is an Air Leakage (AL) rate?

An air leakage rate is a measure of how much air leaks through the crack between the window sash and frame. The rating reflects the leakage from the window exposed to a 25 mph wind and measured in cubic feet per minute per linear foot of sash crack. The lower the rate, the less air that passes through the crack in the window assembly, and an air leakage rating of 0.30 or less is recommended.

Q: What is Visible Transmittance (VT)?

Visible Transmittance, or VT, is an optical property that indicates the amount of visible light transmitted through glass. It is expressed as a number between 0 and 1, and the higher the VT is, the more daylight is being transmitted.

Q: What is an NFRC rating?

The National Fenestration Rating Council, or NFRC, is a non-profit collaborative of manufactures, builders, designers, government officials and consumers. Together, they provide unbiased energy performance ratings for windows, doors, skylights or fenestrations. The NFRC labels provide product-specific performance ratings for technical qualities such as the U-factor and SHGC.

Q: What is Energy Star?

Energy Star is a program designed to help consumers identify efficient windows, doors and skylights. By choosing Energy Star products, you can reduce your heating and cooling costs without compromising comfort. Energy Star windows are twice as efficient as the average window produced just ten years ago.

Q: Do I Need Triple Pane Glass?

Probably not. Triple pane glass windows are designed for areas with prolonged exposure to extreme cold. With a third pane of glass, the air space between the inside and outside pane is similar to that of two panes. Adding the third panes increases the weight to the sashes by 30%, which in turn places additional strain on moving parts. Instead, we recommend low-E coatings, which provides better results.