What you should know about installation

When looking around your neighborhood, you may see that there many different types of construction. In the Tulsa area we have rock homes, brick homes, homes with vinyl siding, wood siding, cedar trim or stucco homes. Each one of these construction styles requires that the replacement window company determine the proper method of installation for the replacement window. Just because someone is in the replacement window business doesn’t mean they are going to take all the steps necessary to insure proper installation.

At Windows by Jeff we don’t cut corners & we want to educate you on the proper installation for your home’s construction. Don’t let other contractors set your windows on the stool, stair-step trim on the outside or apply a trim kit when the opening should be cutback. Let us explain the differences. If you have old wood windows, you need to know about header expander, sill extender & whether the replacement window should be installed from the interior or exterior. Let Windows by Jeff explain the best way to install.

Did you know that a true replacement window has a 3-1/4″ frame. Some companies sell replacement windows that are just new construction builder grade windows with a 2-3/4″ frame. All they do is order the window without a nail fin or cut the nail fin off so it can be installed as a replacement. Do you really want to replace your builder grade windows with more builder grade windows? Educate yourself on the differences and then you will enjoy positive, long term results from your investment in new windows.

Why choose Windows by Jeff?

Once you understand the importance of ENERGY STAR and proper installations, choosing the right contracting firm is your next step. We can start with EXPERIENCE: from Jeff, to the salesmen, to the office staff, to the installers, to the service tech, we all bring our best to the project. We are PASSIONATE about providing the best possible experience for our customers. It’s not unusual for us to become friends with our customers…it’s not just about a job, it’s about building relationships.

We’re proud of the AWARDS we’ve won. The big feathers in our hat are the Better Business Bureau Torch Awards for 2013, 2016, & 2019, for trust, performance & marketplace ethics. We have also been on the Honor Roll with the Tulsa BBB every year since joining. Then we have all the Angie’s List Super Service Awards which are only given to select companies in each area. We also have won several Tulsa People’s A-list awards & multiple awards from The Tulsa World – Tulsa’s Best in The World for Window and Door Replacement for the past 6 consecutive years. 

Even though Thermal Windows and Burnett Windows have more years, customers, and manpower than Windows by Jeff, we left them in the dust and won these award hands-down…but now we’re starting to sound like we’re bragging. We have built our business on a sound foundation and we continue to be a DEBT-FREE company. It is important for us, so we can focus on customer service.

Why are ENERGY STAR rated windows so important?

Every ENERGY STAR window, door and skylight is independently certified to perform at levels that meet or exceed energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Department of Energy. True “thermal windows” need to be ENERGY STAR rated.

If the NFRC (an independent testing facility) is not doing the testing, then you are relying on the manufacturer’s own tests to tell you the energy efficiency of the window. Keep in mind that the entire window should be tested, not just the glass or IGU (insulated glass unit). Some replacement window companies in Tulsa area try to tell you that it’s all about the glass; however, once you put a frame around that glass, if it’s made of a highly conductive material, like metal, it will completely change the energy efficiency of the glass. Always ask for “the entire window” rating, not just the glass rating.

But how do you know which windows work in your climate or how to install them to maximize your energy savings? Look for this ENERGY Star sticker which is on every window that is independently tested.

Additionally, rebates from the government or utilities companies always require the official ENERGY STAR label (and NFRC label). The example below is from a window we installed:

Energy Rating