In addition to recommendations from industry experts, family and friends, do your own homework and check the label before you make a purchase. Look for credible, independent third-party endorsements such as Better Business Bureau, Angies List, AAMA (American Architectural Manufacturers Association), NFRC (National Fenestration Rating Council) and the ENERGY STAR label.  These organizations use carefully constructed criteria to evaluate manufacturers and products. If a company or product doesn’t make their list, they most likely should not make yours.