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Volume 6   Issue 2                March 2005

Industry Indices

Consumers Want Energy-Efficient Windows
It was revealed that consumers are most likely to invest in new windows to increase the energy efficiency in their homes, according to a new survey sponsored by the non-profit National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC). The survey also found that consumers want windows that are resilient and long-lasting. It was also discovered that these two factors rank highest in importance for consumers of skylights and doors. 

Of those surveyed, 97 percent said that energy performance would be an “important” or “very important” factor in their decision. Homeowners ranked durability as the second most important factor, followed by price, appearance and warranty.

“Energy performance is clearly important to homeowners who are thinking about buying new windows, and NFRC is pleased to be able to provide them with the independent ratings they need to make an informed decision,” said Jim Benney, executive director. 

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