By: Super Windows  09-12-2011
Keywords: Insulating Glass

Window Features

What to look for before replacing your windows.

Multiple Hollow Chambers Constructed to enhance insulation and strength, the hollow chambers help minimize the passage of heat through the frame and are built to withstand any weather conditions.

Co-extruded Gasket The basic frame of the window is extruded; this means the frame contains air gaps or chambers to give thermal and sound insulation. The gasket minimizes the gap between the glass and the profile, preventing leaks of air, water and dust.
Double Weather-stripping Located in both the frame and sash, double weather-stripping gives superior insulating performance. It covers the gaps to prevent drafts and air leaks in your homes.

What you should know about high performance windows.

  • Fushion-welded Vinyl Frame and Sash Corners provide strength and reduce air leakage.
  • Metal Reinforcement increases strength and durability of the profiles.
  • Prime Lead Free PVC offers superior resistance to discoloration.
  • Metal Roller provides durabitly and ease of operation.
  • Positive Lock System enhances security and controls drafts.
  • Warm Edge Spacer, the spacer used on your insulating glass unit, generates superior thermal performance of windows and conserves energy.
  • Advance Drain System prevents the accumulation of water and keeps the bugs out.

Low-E High Performance Glass

Why select Low-E glass?

  1. Keeps your house warmer in the winter.
  2. Keeps your house cooler in the summer.
  3. Reduces UV rays.
  4. Protects your valuables from the sun's damage and decreases fading.
  5. Minimizes condensation and outside noise.
  6. Increases scratch resistance.
  7. Helps cut down on your energy bills.

What does Low-E mean?

Low-E stands for low emissivity. It helps to maintain a comfortable indoor environment by reflecting heat back to its original source. It allows natural light and short-wave energy to enter.

Sunlight contains visible light, UV light, and infrared light. Visible light allows us to see things but ultraviolet light causes damages to our skin, fabrics, wood and fading of furniture. Low-E glass only permits visible light to pass through while blocking certain amounts of UV light and infrared light.

In the summer, low-E glass helps to keep your house cooler as the infrared heat radiation from the sun is reflected away. In the winter, objects in your house are heated by your heater. This indoor heat energy is also reflected back to your house by the low-E glass. This helps to reduce energy loss, keeping your house warmer and lowering your heating cost.

Keywords: Insulating Glass