Beyond The Glass by Scott Young

Beyond the Glass

A Comprehensive Guide to Window Replacement

By: Scott Young

Are your energy bills through the roof? Is your home still cold in the winter and hot in the summer? That’s the reality for many homeowners in Wisconsin today, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Advances in glass technology and window construction in recent years have made old style windows obsolete. In fact, some windows now on the market are more energy efficient than the walls that surround them. Taking into consideration the window technology available today, we are able to produce high-performance windows that keep comfort at a maximum and energy consumption at a minimum. If you are considering replacing some or all of the windows in your home, pick up this indispensable volume.

Learn how to assess the performance metrics on window labels and choose the best product for your situation. Find out about single-, double-, and triple-glazing and how it affects conduction and air infiltration. Read about argon and krypton, and learn which more effectively slows conduction. From the hazards of doing it yourself, to the pitfalls of hiring a handyman, Wisconsinite Scott ‘The Window Guy’ Young draws on a lifetime of experience replacing windows the right way. He guides you through the basics of glass production, window styles and construction, installation, price, and long-term value. Arm yourself with the knowledge you need to make informed decisions about replacing the windows in your home. Then, window shop like a pro and enjoy the comfort, convenience, good looks, and energy efficiency that high-quality, properly installed windows will deliver for years to come.


Scott Young

President and Owner - AHT Wisconsin Windows

Scott grew up in Bear Creek, Wisconsin. In 1967, his father Rolland Young, Sr. founded the family’s home improvement business. Upon graduation from Clintonville Senior High School in 1980, Scott…

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