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Tuesday, August 25 2015
Many homeowners building new homes or considering a major remodel are left wondering why they are required to have a Title 24 energy report completed and choose Title 24 compliant fenestration. The state of California has mandated that all new and altered structures comply with the new California Energy Commission Title 24 energy standards. This statewide directive, which took effect on July 1, 2013 but became mandatory July 1, 2014, allows California to increase energy efficiency and reduce its carbon footprint so our beautiful state can prevail.
While you may be concerned that the new Title 24 requirements will get in the way of your project, the mandate will benefit all in the long run and compliance is not as complicated as you may think. By reducing our state’s energy usage, homeowners will spend less on electric bills, and the state’s electrical grid will not have to work as hard to supply the needs of its customers, and the environment as a whole will be less impacted.
When you choose AG Millworks products, you are choosing the most energy efficient route. We go above and beyond to exceed the Title 24 requirements, offering you the most benefits with aesthetically pleasing results.
Each of our handcrafted doors and windows is made with a timber core, allowing energy efficiency to be maximized. Wood is nature’s insulator, so timber core products are the most energy-efficient fenestration you can choose. Our doors and windows will keep your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter with less help from your HVAC system. Timber based fenestration products provide far greater insulation compared to other materials, including hollow aluminum products. Our top quality American-crafted fenestration products will not only exceed your design needs, but the requirements of Title 24 as well. We’ll be glad to provide your architect or builder the specific information they need to include AG Millworks products in your plans.
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