The Importance of Glass: Replacement Windows

While the materials you get on your replacement windows in Clovis, CA is very important, so is the glass you place within the frames. Those two things have to work together to create the overall results you will see (and feel) within your home. Efficiency is built when the entire window works together. As you make choices on the window glass, here are some details you’ll need to know about terms so you can make the right decisions.

Double Paned Glass

Double paned glass is the standard in the industry today. You don’t hardly ever see single pane glass, other than maybe in a garage or shed. The glass isn’t a great insulator when it is alone so with a second pane, and a space between it, the insulation more than doubles.

Tripe Paned Glass

Triple pane glass takes double pane and adds another layer. Not only do the three layers of glass increase the efficiency, but there’s another space between panes are well to insulate a home every further.

Warm Edge Spacers

The spaces between the panes of glass are held apart be these spacers. They have special materials on them that reduce heat transfer and allow insulation to increase even further. They also give space to the air or inert gas that goes between the window panes.

Inert Gas Fillings

Standard windows have air between the panes of glass, but the space can also be filled with inert gases, like argon or krypton. These gases are invisible and harmless, but they are also denser than air so they give a home even better efficiency than air would.

Low-E Coatings

This invisible metallic coating is placed on the panes of glass and blocks the heat of the sun. It allows light through, but keeps UV rays out so there’s no more fading going on in the house. The light can come in without any of the heat to give you the best of both worlds. When it’s cold outside and you have the heat on inside, it reflects the heat of your home back in for better efficiency.

These are just a few terms that will come in handy when you are looking through the options for your new windows. Keep in mind that whether or not you know the terms you need to know, the professionals at the window stores will help you. They can teach you everything you need to know and give you information until you can make the best decisions for your home.

If it’s time for replacement windows in Clovis, CA, getting the frame material and glass pack to work well together is highly important. The professionals at Clovis Glass are here to help you with every step of the process. Give us a call at (559) 299-2819 and we can start with some basic details and work our way up from there. You can also visit our showroom at 99 Sunnyside Ave, Clovis, CA 93611 to get more details in person and browse our window selections.