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Certified Alaska Tough Windows

Tough Enough for Alaska, Tough Enough for Anywhere



There’s a new way to tell whether windows are good enough for Alaska–just look for the polar bear sticker. The Cold Climate Housing Research Center (CCHRC) recently launched a new certification program, called Certified Alaska Tough, to recognize products that can handle the extremes of Alaska.

Alaska faces the most extreme winters and highest energy costs in the United States, from minus-40 ℉ temperatures to wind-driven snow. Certified Alaska Tough windows are designed for these extremes, with testing to stringent standards to prove strength, air and water tightness, and energy efficiency.

Capitol Glass Northerm Windows is the first company to meet the standard, now offering five windows that are Certified Alaska Tough. That means they had to pass tough criteria developed by CCHRC and tested by a third-party laboratory.

Windows are the weakest point of the home’s warm, protective outer shell. Poor windows can fail quickly in the extreme conditions of Alaska, losing heat, letting in cold drafts, and frosting up. Yet they are critical to the safety, health, and comfort of occupants. Save money now and rest easy in the future with Certified Alaska Tough windows.

Learn more about the program at www.certifiedalaskatough.org.

CCHRC is a world leader in housing and energy research for cold climate regions, created to advance energy efficient, durable, healthy, and cost-effective building technologies. Based in Fairbanks, Alaska, CCHRC has research projects and prototype housing projects across the state.

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