Each type of window glass comes with specific features and advantages. When comparing glass options, it’s helpful to consider factors such as the function, position and orientation of the room in which the windows will be placed. This supports more efficient energy usage while ensuring each room of the house is comfortable, all year long.
Our double-paned windows with clear glass provide optimum noise protection compared to single pane glass. In terms of temperature resistance, it promotes the easy flow of hot and cold air from both inside and outside.
Low emissivity glass, or Low-E glass, is a strategic choice for lowering your home energy costs all-year-round. In winter, Low-E glass cuts down on heat loss by reducing radiant heat transfer and reflecting interior heat back into your room, where it needs to be. It also efficiently dispenses the sun’s rays—allowing more of them to enter the home as usable solar energy. This provides extra warmth while minimizing reliance on heating, which can account for up to 60% of a home’s energy costs.
In summer the same principle applies but the effect is reversed. Low-E glass windows help reduce the flow of hot air into the cool interior. This specially formulated coating also reduces the effects of the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays, which are a leading cause of premature fading and degradation of fabrics and carpeting.
At Vinyl-Pro we are proud to use Cardinal CG glass for all of our Low-E glass windows. These products combine outstanding thermal performance with high levels of visible light transmission, for windows that deliver value and comfort.
Triple Pane Windows
Triple-pane glass windows are the most energy-efficient models on the market. With the extra pane of glass, they moderate temperatures inside for optimal comfort in every season—during winter, cold air remains outside and warm air inside, while in summer the results are reversed.
Special coatings are often applied to the glass to eliminate solar heat gain and boost its energy efficiency. The extra pane of glass truly provides a new level of insulation, airflow and energy efficiency.
Because of our manufacturing capabilities we can also custom-build windows with any glass desired. If you want a different type of glass in your Vinyl-Pro windows, let us know!
All of our glass options use the “Super Spacer” dual-seal insulating glass spacer for optimal thermal performance and technical integrity.
Traditional single-seal units rely on one type of sealant to perform two very different and very important functions. But the all-foam Super Spacer combines two specially formulated sealants into a single unit. The structural foam acts as an adhesive to keep the entire unit together through a variety of temperature changes. The barrier sealant, meanwhile, drastically reduces heat and cold loss at the edges of the window’s insulating glass, which prevents condensation. In a poorly sealed unit, this extra moisture could damage the entire window assembly, leading to stained wood, peeled paint, rotting frames, mold and a variety of other problems.
Features and Benefits of the Super Spacer
- Lowest U-Value for dual-seal systems in the industry
- Promotes comfortable interior humidity in all seasons
- Helps block heat from escaping or entering through the glass edge
- Provides powerful adhesion for longer lasting windows
- Unparalleled resistance to mold and condensation
- Optimal thermal performance for greater energy efficiency
The Super Spacer is a revolutionary insulating glass spacer. Vinyl-Pro is one of the few manufacturers around the world who carry this product, and we use it exclusively in all of our window assemblies.