If you’re in the market for replacement windows, you’ve more than likely focused on finding the style and material type that best matches your home. Another important feature to consider is which type of glass will help keep your home at optimal comfort throughout the year. Glass can impact the amount
of heat or cold that gets inside your house and contribute to energy efficiency.
A major feature of our Low-E insulating glass is that it can be crafted with argon. Want to know what argon is? We get that question a lot.
The simple answer 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, which means heat does not easily transfer across it. This makes the gas ideal to use as a form of insulation in windows 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 lots of benefits to our customers. Some of the most compelling results are shared below.
- Depending on the glass type, Argon blocks 69% to 94% of the
sun’s ultraviolet rays, protecting your home from 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 offer glass options for the climate and weather in Lafayette. Just browse our energy efficient glass options for more details. When you pick glass for your windows and
patio doors that uses insulating argon, you can rest easy knowing you’ve made a decision that will help enhance the comfort and reduce 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 immediately. Want more information about how your glass choice will affect your home? Call our Pella Window and Door Showroom in Lafayette for an in-home consultation or to discover more about your next window replacement.