Window ratings explained
Securahome fits ‘A’ rated windows as standard to homes across South Wales – but do you know what that rating really means?
Window Energy Ratings were created to offer a more reliable and relevant measure of the total performance of windows than the traditional measure of U- value.
The British Fenestration Ratings Council (BFRC) window energy rating scheme checks all the components to ensure the final window achieves the energy efficient standard claimed.
- The heat loss through the frame material
- The surface coatings on the glass to reflect or trap energy
- The air leakage between the moving opening parts of windows
- The solar gain it can expect during the year
With this system, A is best and G is the lowest performing window. The higher the energy rating, the more energy efficient it is.
To put this into context, latest Building Regulations require all new homes in England and Wales to have windows with a minimum ‘C’ WER rating.
Securahome’s ‘A’ rated windows are manufactured and rigorously tested to withstand the European climate, keeping you warm, safe and comfortable in your home, whatever our Welsh weather throws at us!
Along with their wide range of windows, Swansea-based Securahome also offers timber, UPVC, aluminium and composite doors along with orangeries, conservatories, solid roof extensions, canopies, porches, roofline and many other home improvement products.