Apex Windows U-0.14 and U-0.1 – Reviews?
I just had a door to door salesman come over and preach the benefits of Apex windows. The are reported to be U-0.14 with argon and U-0.1 with krypton in their triple pane vinyl windows.
I’m building in climate zone 6a and my house is a beer can throw below 7,000ft. I was planning to use Windsor double pane aluminium clad wood windows that come in at about U-0.3.
The sales guy was adamant that they have no problem with a fully sealed window with argon or krypton being installed at 7,000ft and claims there are never any problems with seals or pressure difference and the gas leaking. I asked how he knew that, the answer is because we’ve installed thousands of windows in your area 🙂
I’d pretty much written off using vinyl windows due to the environmental issue associate with the production of vinyl. However following my heatloss analysis and seeing 25% of my heating load and 48% of my cooling load come from my windows I’m interested in what these guys are all about.
Their door to door salesman business model is quite strange in this day and age, so I’m suspicious.
They are going to provide a quote but I thought I’d bounce their name around here to see if anybody has any input?
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