A custom vinyl window is only as good as the components that make it up, whether it is the virgin vinyl used for the construction of the frame and sash, the foam CS Ultra Spacer between the panes or the glass itself. We have been producing custom vinyl windows and doors out of our Chicagoland factory for many years now, building a reputation for superior quality and superbly performing vinyl windows and doors.
The largest part of any door or window, by area, is the glass and this has the most important job to do – keeping the elements outside and saving the energy, hot or cold, in your home. There have been many advancements in windows, starting with dual-pane technology, which immediately starts to improve efficiency, however the biggest technological leap forward comes from Low Emissivity glass. This is glass that has been coated with a chemical formula that lets light through but repels heat, lowering the transfer of heat from outside to in, or vice versa.
The first Low-E coatings were hard-coats, which provided an improved performance, but it was the development of soft-coat Low-E glass that gives the best thermal performance. Our standard Low-E glass is Cardinal LoE-272, which features two layers of minutely thin silver, which can give you as much as 60°F difference in energy saving compared to single pane clear glass. All of our glass units using LoE-272 also include Argon gas as standard, providing even greater energy efficiency. Not only can it lower your bills but also significantly reduce the likelihood of condensation in your home, thus further reducing the chances of bacteria, mold and fungi from regular water in the home.
We have customers all over the Midwest buying vinyl windows and doors from Climate Solutions, including Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois and Minnesota, featuring LoE-272 glass. It pairs perfectly with our 7000 Series vinyl windows and doors as a great starting point. It is also available in triple-pane configurations, with the inner and outer panes having the LoE-272 coating, while the middle pane is clear glass.
LoE-272 can be used in conjunction with our awesomely strong Rhino Glass, giving security and safety in one energy efficient package. It can also be combined with i89 glass to thermal performances that exceed requirements for Energy Star 2016.
All of our vinyl windows and doors are manufactured here in Chicago and regardless of the glass choice will feature our fantastic CS Ultra Spacer, a warm-edge foam spacer that gives the best thermal performance, lowers condensation and reduces the chance of your LoE glass developing stress cracks or seal failure.
Whether you are an architect, a dealer or a building professional there Low-E glass is an essential starting poing for any project, saving homeowners money and giving a far more efficient performance to the home.
Please feel to call us at 847.233.9800 and will be happy to answer any questions you have in regards to becoming a Climate Solutions Certified Dealer.