Being a custom home builder means customing down to last detail. Roofing, driveways, siding, and especially windows. When working as a custom home builder here in Kansas City, Eagle 1 Construction looks to work with the finest brands, making sure company standards and product quality are worth the effort. One specific company known as Gerkin has shown to be exceptional when it comes to windows.
In the past, Energy Star based their standards on only u-value and solar heat gain. As of 2016 Energy Star added a minimum air infiltration standard. Since window manufacturers are not obliged to provide their air infiltration numbers, most clients do not see a true comparison. Customers would end up with a sub par product when they choose windows only on price.
Gerkin Windows surpass values for Energy Star. One of the most valuable components to a window is the air infiltration performance. Commercial architects like Eagle 1 Construction look at the overall performance data. Gerkin Windows focuses on the overall performance of their windows.
Gerkin windows have ratings as low as .02 meaning it would take 32 hours for the air to exchange. Lower air infiltration means money in your pocket. Window performance needs to be graded on air infiltration, thermal efficiency, structural integrity, and resistance to water. Eagle 1 Construction looks to Gerkin Windows to provide their customers with the best products that surpass Energy Star standards in order to construct custom homes with the customer in mind.
The 90’s continued to bring change in the window and door industry. To keep abreast of the new performance demands and innovation that have become a part of all of our lives, we started to plan and create yet another new product line in 1993, Comfort Series Vinyl Windows and Patio Doors.