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Can Windows Actually Save You Energy And Money?

 

In a typical house, over 40% of the annual energy budget is consumed by heating and cooling. Proper selection of windows and doors can significantly affect how much money we spend or save every year on keeping our homes bright and comfortable.

 

When you are investing hundreds or thousands of dollars on new windows or doors, you need to get the most for your money. A great way to find the right products for your home is too look for the ENERGY STAR® symbol. ENERGY STAR® labeled windows and doors are at least twice as efficient as the average window manufactured just ten years ago. These high performing products can help cut your heating and cooling costs, dramatically reduce UV damage, make your home more comfortable and help the environment too.

Advancements in glass coating, spacer systems and window technology have led to precision-engineered designs and a variety of glass systems that can achieve varying desired results. Now you can have energy efficient windows that meet your specific needs and preferences.

If you live in an area that gets a lot of direct sun light or very hot or frigid weather, consider one of our triple-glass systems for your windows. It will ensure that your home stays comfortable year round and your fuel bills decrease. If you're concerned about security and you want greater peace of mind, you may want to consider laminated security glass that deters intrusion and reduces exterior noise while still offering excellent energy efficiency.  

 

Our Most Popular Energy Efficient Glass Options:

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Double Pane Extreme Low-E Glass

Highlights
This premium low-e system is our most popular glass option combining value and superb energy efficiency with a excellent UV protection.

Energy Efficiency
Features double pane insulated glass with 2 Low-E silver oxide coatings (14 layers) to increase comfort year-round.

Fade Protection
Blocks up to 80% of the sun's ultraviolet rays to help protect furniture, window treatments and flooring from fade damage - yet it still allows natural light in.

Gas Inserted
A 98.8% fill of Argon gas is inserted in the space between the two panes of glass to further reduce heat transfer, making your home even more energy-efficient.

Spacer System
PPG's Warm Edge Technology Spacer is a highly advanced tin-plated steel spacer system that separates the glass panes. Its unique patented one-piece U-channel design creates a strong thermal barrier that reduces heat loss. Super Spacer is optional.

Glass Metrics
U- Value: .27 - .30
Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC): .29
Overall IGU Thickness (OT): 3/4"
Condensation Resistance Factor (CRF): 58
Visible Transmittance (VT): .61

Disclosure: Noted metrics are estimates as they vary based on exact window style and size

 

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Ultra Triple Pane Glass

Highlights
Our most popular triple pane window system with impressive thermal properties that result in exceptional energy savings & comfort.

Energy Efficiency
Features insulating glass with 2 Low-E silver oxide coatings on 2 panes of glass made from two layers of thermal protection PLUS a third pane of Low-E glass to maximize comfort year-round.

Fade Protection
Blocks 90% of the sun's ultraviolet rays to protect furniture, window treatments and flooring from fade damage - yet it still allows natural light in without spoiling the view like room-darkening tints.

Gas Inserted
A 99% fill of Argon gas is inserted in the space between the two panes of glass to further reduce heat transfer, making your home even more energy-efficient.

Spacer System
PPG's Warm Edge Technology Spacer is a highly advanced tin-plated steel spacer system that separates the glass panes. Its unique patented one-piece U-channel design creates a strong thermal barrier that reduces heat loss. Super Spacer is optional.

Glass Metrics
U- Value: .24 - .25
Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC): .21 - .27
Overall IGU Thickness (OT): 7/8"
Condensation Resistance Factor (CRF): 62
Visible Transmittance (VT): .40

Disclosure: Noted metrics are estimates as they vary based on exact window style and size

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Ultimate Triple Pane Glass

Highlights
Extraordinary triple pane glass system that provides superb thermal performance and holds extremely high ratings for energy efficiency in all regions of the country.

Energy Efficiency
#1 for energy efficiency among top national brands. Features insulating glass with 2 Low-E silver oxide coatings on 2 panes of glass made from two layers of thermal protection PLUS a third pane of Low-E glass to maximize comfort year-round.

Fade Protection
Blocks up to 97% of the sun's ultraviolet rays to help protect furniture, window treatments and flooring from fade damage - yet it still allows natural light in.

Gas Inserted
A 98.8% of Krypton gas is inserted in the space between the insulated glass to further reduce heat transfer, making your home even more energy-efficient.

Noise Reduction
#1 for noise reduction among top national brands with similar glazing.

Spacer System
Comes standard with our upgraded spacer, made of 100% polymer structural foam. Super Spacer's NO-metal formula blocks the heat escape path and provides one of the best thermal performances.

Glass Metrics
U- Value: .16 - .19
Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC): .21 - .24
Overall IGU Thickness (OT): 1"
Condensation Resistance Factor (CRF): 72
Visible Transmittance (VT): .40

Disclosure: Noted metrics are estimates as they vary based on exact window style and size

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Solarban 70XL

Highlights
Provides fade protection for all your home furnishings by blocking 99.97% of all harmful ultraviolet light.

Energy Efficiency
This is an upgraded glass coating that can be added to any other glass system package. The actual efficiency rating will be based on the base glass system chosen. Solarban 70XL does not change the U value only the UV protection.

Fade Protection
Blocks up to 98.8% of the sun's ultraviolet rays to help protect furniture, window treatments and flooring from fade damage - yet it still allows natural light in.

Gas Inserted
A 99% fill of Argon gas is inserted in the space between the two panes of glass to further reduce heat transfer, making your home even more energy-efficient.

Spacer System
PPG's Warm Edge Technology Spacer is a highly advanced tin-plated steel spacer system that separates the glass panes. Its unique patented one-piece U-channel design creates a strong thermal barrier that reduces heat loss. Super Spacer is optional.

Disclosure: Noted metrics are estimates as they vary based on exact window style and size

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Super Spacer

Highlights
Made of 100% polymer structural foam. Super Spacer's NO-metal formula blocks the heat escape path and provides one of the best thermal performances.

Energy Efficiency
When added to any window Super Spacer traditionally lowers the U value by .01.

Gas Inserted
A 98.8% fill of Argon gas is inserted in the space between the two panes of glass to further reduce heat transfer,making your home even more energy-efficient.

Other Benefits
Super Spacer withstands 140°F temperatures, 95 - 100% humidity levels and constant UV bombardment in what many engineers consider the world's toughest accelerated aging and durability test, the P-1 test.

 

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Laminated Glass

Highlights
This laminated glass system consists of three panes of glass. Two panes sandwich a tough polyvinyl butyral interlayer that gives Armor Glass Plus its remarkable properties for keeping out intruders, protecting against harmful UV rays and keeping out noise.

Energy Efficiency
Features insulating glass with a Low-E coating made from two layers of thermal protection to increase comfort year-round.

Fade Protection
Blocks up to 99.97% of the sun's ultraviolet rays to help protect furniture, window treatments and flooring from fade damage - yet it still allows natural light in.

Gas Inserted
A 98.8% fill of Argon gas is inserted in the space between the two panes of glass to further reduce heat transfer, making your home even more energy-efficient.

Noise reduction
#1 for noise reduction. No other insulating glass system deadens sound better. This is the same glass technology that is used in jet canopies, homes near railroads and airports and to protect the Constitution!

Security
The most secure glass available today with the same technology as the windshield on your car. Can withstand up to 30 swings from a baseball bat before penetrating a hole through it.

Disclosure: Noted metrics are estimates as they vary based on exact window style and size

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Energy Saver R-5 Glass

Highlights
Energy saver R-5 glass provides over 25% more insulation to help keep you warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.

Energy Efficiency
Double-paned, high performance, Low-E glass

Gas Inserted
Argon gas-filled insulated glass unit (IGU)

Other Features
VyCore™ Foam insulated frame and sash, DuraTex™ Warm Edge Spacer system, durable and scratch resistant and can be cleaned with common household glass cleaner.

 

 

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