Today’s replacement windows in Michigan and across the country are as sophisticated as their purpose. Typical windows have a durable frame with an optimum thermal resistance factor. Their panes are protected with low-e coatings that reflect the damaging UV rays of the sun. This in turn results in lowered energy consumption. Indeed, windows available today claim energy efficiency and maximum protection as they promise to keep your home cooler in summer and warmer in winter.
In their complex anatomy, there’s a window part that little is known about. Its benefits, however, are huge. It’s called the window spacer.
Between the panes, a spacer serves to seal the insulating gas, typically argon, or krypton. The warm edge spacer, also known as thermal break, decreases heat loss around the area with a low heat-conductive material. The double glazed window in particular, with a warm edge spacer, is said to provide nearly 1,000 times more thermal insulation than aluminum. That can improve energy efficiency by 40% to 50%.
The use of metal spacers and sealants is a standard solution for insulating glass units. The spacer is sealed to the two glass layers using sealants for optimum structural support and this also serves as a moisture barrier.
Kroll Construction is fully certified to install Alside® windows featuring three energy-efficient elements including ClimaTech insulated glass packages and the Intercept® Warm-Edge Spacer System.
Intercept® Warm-Edge Spacer System is a unique, one-piece metal alloy, with U-channel design makes an effective thermal barrier, which decreases conducted heat loss. Its one-piece design retains insulating gas better compare to other traditional designs. This type of spacer is sealed tightly and is proven energy-efficient. They help keep the window glass’ edges warmer to your home comfortable in the winter.
To enjoy an energy-efficient home all year round, consider replacing your windows in Detroit with an option that provides maximum insulation.
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