Glass Options Matter

At Window Nation, we take great pride in the fact that we produce windows that have durable frames that help the windows we install pass the test of time; but since a window is 87% glass, strong, durable frames are only the beginning.

Sep 13, 2016

At Window Nation, we take great pride in the fact that we produce windows that have durable frames that help the windows we install pass the test of time; but since a window is 87% glass, strong, durable frames are only the beginning.

There is a science to getting the right windows for a home, and this is a science we have worked tirelessly to perfect. Since we were recently rated number 6 in the country for window replacements–an impressive achievement for a 10-year-old company–we like to think that maybe we’re doing something right. Here are some of the ways we balance cost with quality and give our customers the most bang for their buck.

  • Not every home needs the same glass options. We work with our customers to find the right fit for their specific needs.

  • Homes that are in basic climates will benefit from having double pane windows. Triple pane windows are best for extreme climates. But triple pane windows cost a little more. Our team will work to determine the right combination of triple and double pane windows that will give you the most efficiency for your budget.

  • If security is an issue for you, we may suggest laminated glass. Laminated glass costs a little more, but it offers greater security and peace of mind. This glass option deters intrusion and reduces exterior noise while offering excellent energy efficiency at the same time.

  • The number of glass panes and whether or not the glass is laminated aren’t the only options that affect energy efficiency. Glass coating is also important. Have you heard of low-E coatings? Low-E stands for: low emissivity. When a window has a metallic coating, it reflects heat. The more precious the metal, the more effective it is at resisting heat. Many of our competitors use tin, but at Window Nation we use silver to strike the perfect balance between cost and effectiveness.

  • It also matters what gas you have between your window panes. At Window Nation, we offer Argon and Krypton gas options. These gases are denser than air and help to reduce convection. That means heat will have a harder time passing through.

  • The material your spacers are made out of will also play a part in the energy efficiency of your new windows. Most companies use aluminum or steel spacers, but these materials are conductive. At Window Nation, we use a non-conductive material to achieve better energy efficiency. Not only will this material do a better job of stopping the transfer of heat, but it also helps to retain the gases longer, and it doesn’t sweat like metal, so it will not rust.

So, it matters what glass you have in your windows. Trust Window Nation to steer you toward the best options for your home at a price that will better fit your budget.

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