Nov 24

2014

Which is better: Double or Triple Pane Glass?


When you are thinking about buying replacement windows for your home, there’s a lot to consider. Do you need Low-E glass? Should you purchase gas-filled windows? While these are both important questions, one of the first decisions you need to make is how many panes you should have. Single pane windows have long been proven inefficient and ineffective, and they are no longer commonly used in modern construction. Double pane and triple pane windows are both commonly used, albeit for different purposes. In order to understand the difference between them, it’s necessary to first understand how a window prevents heat…

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Nov 13

2014

What is Low-E Glass?


Thanks to its high versatility, glass has become one of the most widely used and popular building materials of the age. This is partially because it’s aesthetically pleasing and partially because humanity has been using glass for such a long time that we have gotten rather good at it. Constant improvements in technology and understanding of thermodynamics has given us an excellent understanding of how – and why – heat is transferred through windows. The full spectrum of light is far broader than what we can see. In fact, the light spectrum includes something that many people do not even…

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Nov 7

2014

What is Argon Gas?


Ensuring that your home is equipped with modern windows is an essential first step in achieving the best possible energy efficiency. Heat lost or gained through old, damaged, or improperly installed windows can significantly decrease the efficiency of your heating and air conditioning, costing you extra money on your energy bills and making those systems work harder to control the temperature inside your home. One of the ways in which modern windows prevent this heat transfer is by using a carefully chosen gas in between the panes of glass. These gases are chosen for their reduced ability to transfer heat…

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