Selecting the Right Window Material for Any Application

Sponsored by Andersen Windows and Doors

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify different window types based on the product’s base material, cladding, and finish.
  2. Discuss some of the main criteria for evaluating window types commonly available today.
  3. Describe the performance attributes of each window material.
  4. Explain how different materials contribute to energy efficiency and overall sustainability goals including recycling and low maintenance.

Credits:

HSW
1 AIA LU/HSW
AIBD
1 AIBD P-CE
IACET
0.1 IACET CEU*
AAA
AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
AANB
AANB 1 Hour of Core Learning
AAPEI
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
MAA
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
NLAA
NLAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
NSAA
NSAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
NWTAA
NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
OAA
OAA 1 Learning Hour
SAA
SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
 
This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.
This course is approved as a Structured Course
Approved for structured learning
Approved for Core Learning
This course is approved as a Core Course
Course may qualify for Learning Hours with NWTAA
Course eligible for OAA Learning Hours
This course is approved as a core course
This course can be self-reported for Learning Units to the Architectural Institute of British Columbia

Windows are a critical element of architectural design. Window selection not only significantly impacts the aesthetics of the project, but also affects the energy efficiency, comfort, durability and sustainability of the building once construction is complete. This learning unit will address some of the more popular window choices available today and provide a comparative review of the features and benefits of these very important building elements. This learning unit will also introduce learners to the standards, tests, and other performance metrics that will enable specifiers to select the right window for the right application.

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Photo @ Keith Isaacs Photo

E-Series picture windows with black exteriors

 

Andersen Windows & Doors

Headquartered in Bayport, Minnesota, Andersen Corporation is the largest window and door manufacturer in North America. Andersen offers a broad product portfolio of window and door options for light commercial and residential projects and is the most recognized and most used brand of windows among builders. Now more than ever, Andersen offers what you need to design, build, remodel, or replace. Whether you're restoring a historic building or designing a new home, Andersen has the products and design services to help create all that you envision. Learn more at www.andersenwindows.com

 

Originally published in October 2020

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