They refused to give me an estimate over the phone, then... when they came out they gave me a 20k plus estimate for a 16x12 deck. Even with the best materials available, the deck in parts literally can not cost more than 3k, which leaves 17k in labor. This is insulting and a waste of everyone's time involved. Feel free to look up the price of decking, even PVC based boards can be had for $80 for a 16 foot (Azek is a well respected brand with a 50 year warranty). I'm sure they're going to respond to this review saying they only use the highest quality materials, but at the very least make sure you do your own research on the luxury brand they will try to sell you. If they at least gave estimates over the phone or email (even a general ballpark in this case would have been plenty of warning), we could have saved wasting time like this.read more
Having received multiple quotes for our Window/Door, Siding... and Railings projects we have gone with Lonestar for all of them. The windows are top notch and installed with precision. The window wrapping is PERFECT! The siding was done with the ultimate care and precision. Our new outdoor speakers were installed to perfection and required additional structural support that was installed without hesitation. The quality of the railings is far superior to what can be purchased at the big box stores and were installed quickly and correctly. Give Lonestar a chance for your business, you will be happy you did.read more
Excellent customer service! The original work and crew were... fantastic. And even several years later, they still stand behind their work and have fixed a couple minor issues with a simple phone call.read more
Lonestar replaced our windows. siding, gutters and built a... new front porch for us with vinyl railings almost a year ago. They do excellent work! We couldn't be happier with them. When you call they answer or get back to you quickly. The crew were all well mannered, hard working and knowledgeable. The products are excellent quality too. Can't say enough good things about them! Highly recommend!read more
Lonestar recently replaced all of our windows and most of... our siding. We also had our front porch and railings replaced as well as a portion of our roof and two skylights. They did an amazing job and were super neat and tidy. I can’t say enough nice things about Greg Paul and his team. I would absolutely use them for any future exterior projects. They were great!read more
Greg and his crew were the best to work with! Extremely... professional and conscientious in their work, pricing was reasonable and the quality of work was outstanding. Would definitely use them for our next project.read more
Extremely professional, did an amazing job with the siding... of our house as well as replacing rear screen door, helping replace the roofing on our addition. They worked very closely with us and electricians to help make the whole job go smoothly and seamlessly. Not cheap but you get what you pay for. Great communications as well. Highly recommend!read more
The house turned out awesome however getting was not to... smooth. The workers were a little reckless. Also you have to pro active there is not a lot of communication with the workers and project manager. I'm still waiting for my meter box to be attached to my house almost a month now. Sorry I really like Greg and company but what right is right. They took care of all my issues. I would recommend Lonestar.read more
Every manufacturer brags about having the best window, and the sales and marketing experts can create a compelling story. The National Fenestration Rating Council takes the guesswork out of comparing windows by providing industry standards for the most common measures of vinyl window energy efficiency performance.
Energy Efficiency in Windows: What Is Measured?
The windows you are replacing probably have single pane or dual pane clear glass. Let’s look at what performance standards we measure to determine energy efficiency and how your old windows (didn’t) perform.
Visible Light Transmittance (VLT) If we didn’t want light to come through, we would have built a wall, right? The higher the percent, the more light is passing through the glass.
Single pane – 67% Dual Pane Clear – 63%
U-Factor measures how well a product prevents heat from escaping.The rate of heat loss is indicated in terms of the U-Factor (or U-Value) of a window assembly. The lower the U-Value, the greater the window’s resistance to heat flow and the better its insulating value.
Single pane – .83 Dual Pane Clear – .46
Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) Solar radiation, whether directly transmitted or absorbed and re-radiated, can make a room too hot. The lower a window’s solar heat gain coefficient, the less solar heat it transmits.
Single pane – .67 Dual Pane Clear – .62
UV Block Invisible, yet harmful, ultraviolet (UV) rays found in every day sunlight can damage paint finishes and cause furniture, carpet and window treatments to fade. The higher the percent, the more harmful UV rays being blocked.
Single pane – 29% Dual Pane Clear – 39%
Air Leakage (AL) is indicated by an air leakage rating expressed as the equivalent cubic feet of air passing through a square foot of window area (cfm/sq ft). Heat loss and gain occur by infiltration through cracks in the window assembly. The lower the AL, the less air will pass through cracks in the window assembly.
Values vary with window construction
Condensation Resistance (CR) measures the ability of a product to resist the formation of condensation on the interior surface of that product. While this rating cannot predict condensation, it can provide a credible method of comparing the potential of various products for condensation formation. CR is expressed as a number between 0 and 100. The higher the CR rating, the better that product is at resisting condensation formation.
Values vary with window construction.
Choosing replacement windows for your home is not an easy task. However, we know that even after reviewing energy efficiency information about our vinyl window options you will probably still have questions… get in touch!
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