2012 IECC - Aluminum Vs. Vinyl Windows - Windows, Siding and Doors - Contractor Talk

2012 IECC - Aluminum Vs. Vinyl Windows

 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-13-2012, 04:21 PM   #1
Registered User
 
Glazier_David's Avatar
 
Trade: Glazier
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Posts: 3
Rewards Points: 10

2012 IECC - Aluminum Vs. Vinyl Windows


Does anyone know if aluminum framed windows will meet the 2012 IECC? I can't seem to lock down a definite answer. We work in what the IECC defines as Zone 3.

I know they came out with thermal aluminum framing, but I've read in a few places that even that won't meet the IECC.

Any tips or links to an IECC guide would be much appreciated.

Last edited by Glazier_David; 08-13-2012 at 04:24 PM.
Glazier_David is offline  

Warning: The topics covered on this site include activities in which there exists the potential for serious injury or death. ContractorTalk.com DOES NOT guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information contained on this site. Always use proper safety precaution and reference reliable outside sources before attempting any construction or remodeling task!

   

Advertisement

 

Old 08-13-2012, 05:10 PM   #2
Sean
 
SLSTech's Avatar
 
Trade: Principal / Owner
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Naperville, IL
Posts: 5,400
Rewards Points: 110

Re: 2012 IECC - Aluminum Vs. Vinyl Windows


Yes they will - you just need to check the SHGC / NFRL label on each one to see if it qualifies or falls under an exception (sorry I don't have 2012 specs in front of me)

You may wish to start here http://texaswindowsinitiative.com/code/code_req.asp (that looks like the right specs) & then possibly contact your favorite manufacturer

Advertisement

__________________
SLS Construction & Building Solutions LLC Our Blog - The HTRC
SLSTech is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to SLSTech For This Useful Post:
Glazier_David (08-14-2012)
Old 08-14-2012, 05:04 PM   #3
Registered User
 
Glazier_David's Avatar
 
Trade: Glazier
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Posts: 3
Rewards Points: 10

Re: 2012 IECC - Aluminum Vs. Vinyl Windows


Ah ok, that makes a little more sense. Thanks for the help
Glazier_David is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-27-2013, 02:42 AM   #4
Windows and Doors
 
window-door's Avatar
 
Trade: Windows and Doors
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Toronto
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10

Re: 2012 IECC - Aluminum Vs. Vinyl Windows


SHGC ratings for all horizontal slider windows from the on-line NFRC database were reviewed in July 2005. There were 50,367 products, of which 35,114 were rated for SHGC. The most common product used to meet the 0.40 SHGC requirement are low-E windows. Low-E technologies have experienced dramatic growth in the last decade and are now included in over 60% percent of the residential market (Door & Window Maker Magazine, April 2005). There are 13,672 horizontal slider double-glazed low-E windows that are rated for SHGC and 93% of these are 0.37 SHGC or below. Lower SHGC levels can be easily met by windows with any type of frames. For example, 91%, 94%, and 97% of rated low-E horizontal slider windows with aluminum, vinyl, and wood frames now easily meet (or are lower than) this proposed 0.37 SHGC requirement.
More info here: http://www.iccsafe.org/Pages/SearchR...inum%20windows
__________________
Doors and Windows Toronto manufacturing, installation and replacement. Windows Toronto doors Toronto serving all GTA area in Ontario
window-door is offline  


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
estimating guide for windows? Grumpy Windows, Siding and Doors 20 11-26-2010 08:18 PM
aluminum windows contractorjay Windows, Siding and Doors 6 11-23-2010 01:34 AM
Siding: Aluminum vs. Vinyl Grumpy Windows, Siding and Doors 21 03-30-2010 07:02 PM
Wood windows vs Vinyl windows davinci Windows, Siding and Doors 2 02-14-2010 09:42 AM
Vinyl over aluminum? Sal616 Windows, Siding and Doors 6 02-20-2006 09:37 AM

Join Now... It's Fast and FREE!

I am a professional contractor
I am a DIY Homeowner
Drywall Talk is for
PROFESSIONAL CONTRACTORS ONLY!

At DrywallTalk.com we cater exlusivly to professional contractors who make their living as a contractor. Knowing that many homeowners and DIYers are looking for a community to call home, we've created www.DIYChatroom.com DIY Chatroom is full of helpful advices and perfect for DIY homeowners.

Redirecing in 10 seconds
No Thanks
terms of service

Already Have an Account?