Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Do I have to replace all my windows at one time?
No, there is no minimum requirement. Many of our customers come back year after to year until they finish their project.
Q: Does Excel Windows offer financing?
We offer special financing options with approved credit. For more details you can ask your sales rep or contact the office.
Q: What type of windows do you carry?
We carry vinyl replacement windows, fiberglass replacement windows, and wood replacement windows by Pella. We have the right window for every home and to satisfy everyone’s personal taste.
Q: Are your windows energy star and NFRC certified and labeled?
Yes, the windows will come with both the energy star and NFRC label. For more information on the certification click on our links page.
Q: What kind of energy features do you offer?
Our energy package includes low “E” glass, argon gas, and foam in the frame and sash. Our Ultra Peak Package includes 3 panes of glass, 2 panes of low “E” glass, argon gas, and foam in the frame and sash, and our Elite Package includes 3 panes of glass, 2 panes of low “E” glass, Krypton gas, and foam in the frame and sash. We carry some of the best glass packs in the industry!
Q: What are R-values and U-factor?
R-value measures the resistance to heat gain or loss. The larger the number, the better the resistance to heat flow. U-factor measures the rate of heat flow through glass, referring to how well a particular glass type will conduct heat. The lower the number, the slower the rate of heat flow.
Q: Do new replacement windows really “pay for themselves”?
Since your new windows will be energy efficient you will save money on energy costs and add value to your home. For more information refer to the Cost vs. Value Report.
Q: Will my new windows reduce condensation?
Definitely. Our Ultra or Elite glass packages keep the interior pane of glass much warmer during cold winter months than with other glass. The warmer the glass the less likely condensation will occur.
Q: What interior and exterior colors are available?
We offer many interior finishes including white, earthtone, pre-finished oak woodgrains in Golden and Dark Oak, and, of course, real wood interiors on our Pella and Marvin options. Exterior colors come in white, earthtone and dark brown along with many painted exterior colors.
Q: How do I go about getting an exact quote from Excel Windows?
You can call Excel Windows at 888-48-EXCEL, 708-260-6278, or visit one of our showrooms located in either Tinley Park or Glendale Heights. If you would like to find out more about our quality products and expert installation services, please feel free to contact us.