ENERGY STARENERGY STAR-qualified windows, doors, and skylights save you energy and money, increase the comfort of your home, and protect your valuable possessions from sun damage. They are also better for the environment because lowering your energy use means less air pollution from power plants.
Argon GasArgon is a colourless, odourless, non-flammable, non-reactive, inert gas. Argon gas fills are used to reduce heat loss in sealed units by slowing down convection in the air space. Argon gas is very cost efficient, and works in unison with Low E coated glazing. Argon is the most commonly used fill gas, due to its excellent thermal performance and cost-efficiency in comparison to other gas fills. By replacing the air between the panes of a window with Argon gas, thermal performance is improved. Argon gas helps prevent convective heat loss (cold air moving through the window) as well as conductive heat loss (cold air being radiated from the window) to improve energy efficiency.
Bronze & Gray TintThe primary purpose of the bronze or gray tint is to reduce solar heat gain, but, it also reduces visible light transmission compared to Double-Glazed with Clear Glass or even other standard tinted glass products such as green and blue tints,all of which offer significantly higher visible light transmission. Bronze glass cuts down on the amount of glare and heat entering a building. The bronze coloration makes an especially dramatic statement for a glass facade and has become increasingly popular.
Krypton GasKrypton Gas, an inert, odorless, colorless, tasteless, nontoxic gas which is about 12 times denser than air. It is used to replace air between the glass panes to reduce heat transfer and deter convection. Used when a higher performance is desired than that produced with Argon gas.
Low-E GlassLow-E glass is manufactured by depositing a microscopically thin, transparent metal or metallic oxide layer on the glass. Low-E coatings reduce radiant heat loss, and can reduce the passage of UV rays.
Quad-Seal windows offer a supreme level of energy efficiency. Quad-Seal windows are equiped with four seals to dramatically reduce drafts, air leakage and heat/ cold loss.