“Leaks aren’t just for tires.” That’s just one of (Volunteer) Head of R&D* Rod McDee’s favorite mottos (he has many). Windows that let heating and cooling literally slip through the cracks are some of the biggest culprits in household energy waste, and Rod and his Rod Squad are on a mission to combat this common issue — with CGI® windows and doors.
Leaky windows are a daily household energy waster that many homeowners just don’t think about. Caused by numerous factors, including poor installation, damaged and badly built frames, and improper sealing, leaky windows and doors can negatively affect your home’s performance and your overall comfort while increasing your energy bills and costing you up to hundreds of dollars a year.
HOW DO CGI® PRODUCTS PROTECT YOUR HOME’S ENERGY?
We test our products relentlessly. Rod and his team are dedicated to ensuring that the windows and doors we make are high quality and ready for anything from extreme weather events to a drafty day. We also offer energy-saving options to help you boost your home’s efficiency, so you can get the perfect windows and doors that work for the age, style, and construction of your property. It’s why so many professional builders and homeowners have relied on CGI® for window replacements and new construction for decades.
HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN DO:
Replace old windows with energy-efficient products
If your home has older windows, they are likely letting heating and cooling escape on a daily basis. According to the US Department of Energy, upgrading your older windows to energy-efficient products, like those we make at CGI®, can slash as much as 12 percent** from your energy costs.
Choose high-performance options
Windows with energy-saving features, like double weatherstripping, spacers, and air fills between layers, as well as such options as tints and low-E glass, can make a remarkable difference. Energy-efficient upgrades offer great long-term savings.
For example, choosing an air fill between the glass layers of your windows and doors helps reduce heat from entering your home from the outside or escaping from the inside. Available as standard with CGI® products, strong structural glazing and triple weatherstripping also help prevent air infiltration. Rod McDee counts every single strip himself — just to be sure.
Ready to boost your home’s performance? Talk to a CGI® expert to learn more about energy-saving window and door solutions for your home.
*Rod McDee and the Rod Squad are fictional characters and are not CGI employees. All actions are for entertainment purposes and do not represent actual certification tests and quality assurance.