ENERGY STAR® was founded in 1992, as a voluntary program jointly managed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy. Its aim was to help households and businesses, such as home insulation contractors, become more energy-efficient by providing them with unbiased and reliable information regarding the performance of energy-related appliances. Today, the green ENERGY STAR label helps consumers identify products that have been independently tested to be as energy-efficient as possible.
But how exactly do products earn this sought-after rating? Let our experts at Abby Windows & Exteriors show you the qualities that make your roofing, siding, replacement windows and doors ENERGY STAR-certified.
Roofing and Siding Certification
Earning the ENERGY STAR label is one thing, but keeping it is a whole different story. Energy efficiency standards improve alongside advances in technology over the years. The best roofing and siding products must keep up with the innovations or risk losing their certification. This makes the label a continuous process that both manufacturers and roof replacement companies must comply with to be considered energy-efficient.
Replacement Windows and Doors
While the EPA sets different performance standards for exterior furnishings, such as windows and doors, they do share an on-going certification process that involves participation in third-party testing facilities. This helps keep the label unbiased and provides the end-user with the best ratings possible.
There are very specific guidelines pertaining to the testing of different construction products. These requirements are outlined in public EPA documents that are open for access through their website. In a nutshell, the testing procedures involve an objective measurement of different qualities of roofing performance such as thermal capacity, heat reflectivity and other standard features, such as durability, weatherproofing and resistance to common roofing problems.
As one of the top roofing and gutter replacement contractors in the area, Abby Windows & Exteriors offers top-quality roofing, siding and gutter products, as well as replacement windows and doors. Give us a call at (414) 436-ABBY or (414) 436-2229 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free no-obligation consultation and get your dream projects started today.