Insulated Glass – a combination of two or more panes of glass with hermetically sealed air space between.
Argon Gas – a safe, colorless, odorless, nonflammable, nontoxic inert gas that is heavier than air. This insulating gas between the panes of glass counteracts heat/cold conduction. It also helps reduce noise infiltration – so your home will be more energy-efficient and quieter.
Krypton Gas – this super-insulating gas is denser than argon and therefore, provides better performance properties.
Low-E Glass – a special type of glass with microscopically thin, undetectable metallic coatings applied to its surface that act as a thermal barrier. In winter months, Low-E helps reduce heating costs by reflecting indoor heat back into the room. During the summer, Low-E lets in visible sunlight while minimizing infrared and ultraviolet solar energy that can increase cooling costs and cause curtains, carpets and furniture to fade.
PPG Intercept Warm-Edge Spacer System – a sealed, one-piece alloy in a U-channel design that creates an effective thermal barrier to reduce conducted heat loss through the window.
The Intercept Warm-Edge Spacer keeps the edges of the window glass warmer and reduces condensation problems around the window perimeter.