Window Glass Options
Why Glass Type is Important?
Choosing the right glass option for your new vinyl windows is essential to ensure they perform to their full potential. When comparing glass options, it is important to consider a wide variety of factors that will impact their effectiveness, such as location and orientation of the windows within each room of your home. Different glass options will support more efficient energy usage, depending on these factors, while also ensuring that each room of your home is comfortable – all year long.
Available Glass Options for Windows
Double Paned Windows, also known as Double Glazed, are window units that include two separate sheets of glass – one that is on the interior of your home and the other on the exterior. There is an air-tight chamber between the two panes. This “air pocket” is often filled with a gas such as argon to increase insulating properties even further. Double Paned Windows have become a building standard because of their energy-efficiency, durability, and affordability.
Triple Paned Windows have earned a reputation for being the most energy-efficient glass option on the market today. Much like Double Paned windows, Triple Glazed Glass includes sealed, gas-filled chambers between each pane to improve their performance. Special coatings are also often applied to improve UV rejection and reduce solar heat gain, ensuring consistent and comfortable internal temperatures regardless of the outdoor conditions.
Window Mart’s double-paned windows with clear glass provide superior noise reduction and insulating properties when compared to its single paned counterpart. With the addition of clear glass double paned windows, you can expect up to 24% in energy savings.
Low emissivity glass, or LoE glass, is a high-performance upgrade from other clear glass alternatives. It effectively reduces heat transference, whether it’s the heat of summer or the cold of winter, while still allowing plenty of natural light to cascade into your home. In fact, the addition of LoE coatings to your window glass can reduce energy loss anywhere between 30 and 50%.
The proprietary Super Spacer sealing technology provides exceptional thermal performance and structural integrity for sealed glass units. Super Spacer glass spacer utilizes two uniquely formulated sealants to achieve maximum insulation and prevent condensation. The structural foam sealant holds the window unit together and the barrier sealant serves to reduce heat transference.