Awards & Certifications

Awards & Certifications

Independent Proof Our Windows
& Installation Are Top-Notch.

Quality That’s Objectively Verified.

Every window company in Richmond and Central VA will tell you their windows and installation are the best. So how do you know who’s telling the truth… and who’s stretching it?

It’s simple. Just look to see if the company or its windows have any independent certifications or awards. Companies with truly great windows and installation will have ample third-party proof that they “walk the talk.”

Here’s a look at ours…

AAMA Gold Label

AAMA stands for American Architectural Manufacturers Association. The AAMA gives its Gold Label certification to windows that pass the AAMA’s rigorous testing for… 
  • Air leakage 
  • Water penetration
  • Wind resistance
  • Forced-entry resistance
  • Durability
  • Thermal performance
The window we install, Alside’s Mezzo window, is AAMA Gold Label certified. That means you’re guaranteed premium performance that has been independently verified. 

Alside Manufacturer-Certified Installation

Something that makes us unique in the window industry is that our window installation is manufacturer-certified. This means that the installers who replace your windows have received intensive training according to factory guidelines.

Factory-certified installation ensures you the most energy-efficient result. It also guarantees workmanship that strictly complies with the warranty terms the window manufacturer sets.

NFRC Certified

NFRC stands for National Fenestration Rating Council. The NFRC is a non-profit organization that tests, certifies, and labels windows based on various energy-performance ratings. A window that meets or exceeds these standards carries an NFRC-Certified label that displays individual efficiency ratings. (See our Window Energy Efficiency page for details about NFRC ratings.)


ENERGY STAR is a program run by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Windows that qualify for ENERGY STAR certification must meet the following standards:

  • Manufactured by an ENERGY STAR partner, which are companies (like Alside) that make a commitment to creating energy-efficient products
  • Independently tested, certified, and verified by the NFRC
  • Has NFRC ratings that meet stringent energy-efficiency guidelines the EPA sets

Our windows are so efficient that they actually surpass ENERGY STAR standards! Find out more on our Window Energy Efficiency page. 

Insulating Glass Certification Council Verification

The Insulating Glass Certification Council (IGCC) is a third-party sponsor of a certification program that analyzes seal durability for insulating glass. Glass must pass strict laboratory testing based on American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards to receive IGCC certification. 

Our windows contain IGCC-certified glass, so you’re ensured windows with the best possible insulating properties.

Bottom Line: You Get Independently Proven Windows & Installation.

Two Options To Get New Windows
In Central VA

Either Way Takes Just 6 Minutes!

Option 1:

Want To Get New Windows Right Here & Now? Choose This Option.
Skip the appointment and buy great replacement windows in just 3 easy steps:

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Input the number and style of windows you want.


Enter your information.


Submit your project info and we’ll send you the paperwork to buy in as little as 6 minutes!

Option 2:

Want To Discuss Your Project Before Buying? Choose This Option.
Choose your preferred type of appointment, and we’ll provide you with accurate pricing in 6 minutes. No pressure. No sales pitch

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Virtual Consultation

We’ll “meet” you online (ex: Zoom or Facetime) for a 6- minute consultation to determine an exact price.

Over The Phone

We’ll have a quick 6-minute phone discussion to assess your needs and calculate a firm, fair price.

In Your Home

We’ll visit your home, learn about your project, and give you a price—all in (you guessed it!) 6 minutes.