One of our window industry magazines did a survey of window dealers, installers and manufacturers and the results were fascinating to me.
Let me knock out a couple of things from this survey.
- I think it's great that the top two items on the list suggest SELF-improvement by our industry. However, something as subjective as an installation can not be regulated. Buyer Beware! Check out your contractor before you hire them.
- The Government program to push an R-5 window did not garner much support - no surprise there.
- 10% think that nothing is better than something - I can understand the feeling that our government is getting too involved in everything and wanting them out of our faces.
But this is my blog and I want to discuss my vote, for a Super Star Program.
Getting an Energy Star was supposed to be hard to do. Only 25% of the products on the market were ever supposed to be able to make the mark. With that in mind, why is it that EVERY window line we carry is capable of getting an Energy Star? That is a failure of the program, in my opinion. When everything qualifies there is no value.
Apparently I am not the only one that feels that way. 17% of respondents also want a true "Super" Energy Star designation.
This would allow those that want the best products available to easily identify them. And not just windows, this would help you find the absolutely best appliances too.
I have written about slime ball companies that are claiming energy savings that just are not true. This new designation could help to curb those claims too.
What do you think?
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