If you’re searching for replacement windows, you’ve more than likely focused on finding the style and material type that best fits your home. Another important feature to consider is which type of glass will help your home stay most comfortable year round. Glass can impact the amount
of heat or cold that gets inside your house and contribute to energy efficiency.
A primary feature of our Low-E insulating glass is that it can be made with argon. Wondering what argon is? We get that question frequently.
A simple response is that argon is a colorless, nontoxic gas that’s denser than air. It’s the third most abundant atmospheric gas, and it doesn’t react with other elements. Argon also has low thermal conductivity, meaning heat does not easily transfer across it. This makes the gas perfect to use as a form of insulation in glass because it slows down the transfer of hot air into your home in the summer and slows down the transfer of heat out of your home in the winter.
We use insulating argon between panes of Low-E glass because it
provides multiple benefits to our customers. Some of
the best results are shared below.
- Depending on the glass type, Argon blocks 69% to 94% of the
sun’s ultraviolet rays, guarding
against harmful rays.
- Argon helps keep your home warmer in the winter and cooler
in the summer to help keep you comfortable.
- Better insulating windows can help lower your energy
At Pella, we recognize that window and door glass needs fluctuate by the region of the country that you’re located in. That’s why we carry glass options for the climate and weather patterns in Hingham. Just browse our energy efficient glass options for more details. When you choose glass for your windows and
patio doors that uses insulating argon, you can be at ease knowing you’ve made a decision that will help increase the comfort and decrease the energy expenses for your home. And that’s a great feeling.
Pella offers windows and patio doors with advanced Low-E double-pane glass and that are ENERGY STAR® qualified so you can take advantage of energy efficiency and comfort right away. Want to learn more about how your glass choice will affect your home? Call our Pella Window and Door Showroom in Hingham for an in-home consultation or to find out more about your next window replacement.