By combining warm edge technology with our advanced LoĒ coatings and Argon, your windows are able to resist moisture from condensation. And less moisture means less potential for mold and mildew around your windows. These advances in glass technology and spacer systems offer you a clearer view to your world. A better insulating value (R-value/U-value) is realized when using either
Warm Edge Technology is a revolutionary patented system that helps increase the overall thermal efficiency of sealed insulating glass units. At the heart of the system is the special non-conductive spacer that includes desiccant to absorb moisture, a specially formulated sealant that provides a vapor barrier to the outside while it encloses a corrugated aluminum spacer. Unlike conventional spacer systems that use highly conductive aluminum or steel as their primary component, ViWinTech's warm edge spacer substantially reduces energy flow around the perimeter of the glass, thereby helping to reduce your energy.
For maximum energy efficiency, savings and comfort, ViWinTech offers optional Emax LoĒ² glass and Advanced Emax LoĒ³ glass on all our window and door lines. These coatings utilize a specially formulated invisible coating that is bonded to the interior surface of the insulating glass unit. This coating actually blocks long wave (heat) radiation by reflecting it back to its source. An additional option is to select Argon fill. Argon is an inert gas that provides additional insulating value to help slow down the transfer of heat from the outside in the summer or inside in the winter.
What does this mean to you? Energy savings.
In the summer, the sun is high in the sky. Visible light from the sun strikes the earth and is converted to long wave heat radiation. Your home can actually absorb this heat radiation, even though the sun is not shining directly through the windows. Emax® glass reflects this unwanted heat back outside, helping to reduce the load on your air conditioner, and also reduce your energy costs. Conversely, in the winter, the sun is low in the sky. Visibile sunlight passes through the Emax® glass and is converted to long wave heat radiation inside your home. As these heat waves move toward the outside, they strike the Emax® glass and are reflected back inside your home, keeping your home warmer and reducing your heating costs.
The Emax® coating blocks not only long wave radiation, but also effectively blocks ultraviolet radiation that can damage fabrics and carpets. Emax® high performance Glass does all this, while still letting in plenty of natural unobscured daylight.