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All the new replacement windows have double pane glass. Between each glass pane there is a space of up to one inch. In the past that space was filled with air, now you have an option to fill it with Argon Gas. So Why do you need Argon Gas in your Replacement Windows?
Argon Gas increases the R-Value of the replacement windows. It is much heavier than air. Once the space between the two glass panes is filled with AG you add an extra layer of insulation. The good thing about it, that argon gas does not obstruct the view and it does not harmful in any way. AG keeps all the cold outside of the house and all the heat inside the house.
Reduces Possibility of Condensation and Frost
Because argon gas is heavier than air, it reduces a chance of accumulation of frost. When you have freezing temperatures outside the house. There is a small chance that your glass will be frosty. Argon gas fills the glass pane space and makes it tighter. There is a higher chance that your glass seals will not fail. You are not going to see any condensation between the glass panes.
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Any window in your house is as good as it’s glass. About eighty percent of the window is glass. Windows are the weakest spots in a wall assembly. If you have clear glass in your windows. It means that all the ultraviolet and infrared sun light can pass through glass. So why is Low-E Coating important?
In summer time the Low-E coating reflects heat from the glass back to the outside. It keeps the ultraviolet rays of sun outside of the house. It means you can have savings while cooling your house. Your A/C is not gonna be running all day long. In winter time all the heat is going to be reflected back into the house from the Low-E glass. So when you sit close to the window, you are not gonna feel any cold air circulating.
Protection Against Fading
Low-E coating blocks the the infrared rays of the sun. It protects your valuable couch and carpet from fading. With plain glass your carpet or furniture is going to fade. You are going to see the faded spots in your living room, bedroom or any other room. With Low-E it is not gonna happen.
Makes Your Windows More Inviting
Believe it or not it adds beauty. Let’s say when you go to the beach and put sunglasses on. You will look more fashionable and stylish. The same way your house will be more inviting and have richer look with Low-E coating on the glass of your windows. With the sun out, you can tell, that the glass of the windows stands out.