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Window & Door Installation in Maple Grove, MN

Leaky and drafty windows and doors cost you more money than you’ve probably ever considered! Poorly insulated doors and windows let the outside elements force your heating and cooling systems to work harder. Are you losing money literally right off your old non-efficient windows? 

Let our team at Intelligent Design Corp. come out and complete a free energy assessment of your current windows and doors. We offer a wide variety of wood and vinyl doors and windows that will have you keeping your air – and your money – in your home!

Replacement Windows Are a Smart & Stylish Addition

New replacement windows and doors that set your home apart with style are great! And when those same windows increase energy efficiency and reduce maintenance demands, well, that's the trifecta. With replacement windows and doors from Intelligent Design Corp., this combination is more than possible – it's easy. 

You'll find easy-cleaning, sliding windows are ideal for wide viewing areas. Casement windows in casement, awning, or hopper styles that can be fully opened also open up your view. And large picture windows really broaden your perspective. 

You'll find various colors, styles, and glass performance packages to fit your budget and preferences through the several quality brand names we offer, including Andersen, Kolbe, Marvin, and Windsor Windows. 

Benefits of Energy-Efficient Windows & Doors

Doors and windows provide natural light, natural air circulation, and access to the outside. When they’re worn out or damaged, you might experience everything from poor indoor air quality and allergy symptoms to higher energy bills. 

The benefits of high-performance doors and windows allow for energy and cost savings, improved comfort, less condensation, increased natural light, great views, reduced fading, and lower heating and cooling costs – just to name a few!

Replacement Window Design Considerations

Windows and doors are among the most complex yet interesting residential design elements. New products and technologies have radically changed the performance of both. Issues such as climate, orientation, and shading all affect energy performance, while human factors such as access to fresh air, daylight, and natural views impact the comfort of a home.

Because we work not only as a general contractor but also as a design firm, we are confident our team can work with you to find the perfect fit for your taste and budget!

Windows & Doors: Understanding Performance

Heat flows through windows and doors through conduction, convection, and radiation. When these basic heat transfer mechanisms are applied to the performance, they interact in complex ways. 

Three energy performance characteristics of windows and doors are used to portray how energy is transferred and are the basis for how energy performance is quantified. 

Insulating Value

Heat is lost or gained through the window or door frames when there is a temperature difference between the inside and outside. Due to the combined effects of conduction, convection, and radiation, glazing on the glass panels of your doors and windows takes place.

The U-Factor of a door or window measures the heat transfer rate and tells you how well the door or door insulates. U-Factor values usually range between 0.25 to 1.25; the lower the U-Factor, the better the door or window insulates.

Heat Gain From Solar Radiation

Regardless of the outside temperature, direct or indirect solar radiation can gain heat through windows. The window or door's Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) measures the ability to control this heat gain.


Heat loss and gain also occur by air leakage through window or door assembly cracks. This effect is measured in terms of the amount of air (cubic feet or cubic meters per minute) that passes through a unit area of window or door (square foot or square meter) under given pressure conditions.

In reality, infiltration varies slightly with wind-driven and temperature-driven pressure changes.

Financing Available for Twin Cities Windows & Doors!

All window and door projects from Intelligent Design Corp. include quality materials and installation, an assigned Project Coordinator to manage your project from start to finish, a manufacturer's Limited Warranty, and guaranteed satisfaction. We also have financing available when you need it most.

Request a free in-home consultation and see for yourself how new doors and windows can add beauty, comfort, and energy savings to your home.


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