There is far more to window technologies than slick television commercials showing assemblers scurrying about a factory, carrying glass or window frames or nodding convincingly while looking at a laptop computer. At Direct Pro Windows & Doors, we have been the Greater Toronto Area’s leading retailer of doors and windows for more than a decade not solely because of our cutting edge window technologies, but because of our commitment to never stop learning — about new frame materials, types of glass, or the latest in energy efficient insulation used in storm doors.
Clear glass units provide optimum noise protection compared to single pane glass. In terms of temperature resistance, it easily allows hot and cold air from both the inside and outside to flow through it smoothly.
Low Emissivity Glass, or Low E-Glass, is a strategic choice for lowering your home energy costs all-year-round. In the winter, Low-E Glass reduces heat loss to the cold outdoors by reducing radiant heat transfer and reflecting interior heat back into your room, where it needs to be. It efficiently dispenses the sun’s rays; allowing more of them to enter the home as useable solar energy and providing extra warmth. In the summer, using the same effect but on the opposite spectrum, it helps to reduce the flow of hot air into the cooler interior. Low-E Glass also reduces the effects of the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays, which are a leading cause of premature fading and degradation of fabrics and carpeting.
Triple pane glass windows are the most energy efficient models on the market. With the extra pane of glass, it works all-year long to keep cold air outside and warm air inside, or vice versa. Special coatings are often applied to the glass to eliminate solar gain and enhance their energy efficiency. The extra pane of glass truly provides a new level of insulation, airflow and energy efficiency. Weather Pro also extends the offer to custom-build their windows with any glass their customers desire. If you want a different type of glass in your Weather Pro windows, let us know! All of these glass options use the “Super Spacer” insulating glass spacer to provide unparalleled comfort and technical integrity.
The edges of a window’s insulating glass are the most vulnerable to heat and cold loss. After the wear and tear of time, this leads to condensation. This extra moisture is detrimental for the whole window assembly; creating stained wood, peeled paint, rotting frames, mold and a variety of other problems. Your average single-seal insulating units are constructed with only one type of sealant. This is an ineffective construction method, because they are called upon to perform a double duty.
Not only must the sealant provide resistance from moisture vapor, but it must also act as an adhesive for the whole unit through a variety of temperature changes. The Super Spacer is a revolutionary insulating glass spacer. Weather Pro is one of the few window supplier around the world who carry this product, and we use it exclusively in all of our window assemblies. It uses a patented dual seal insulation system, which provides powerful adhesion as well as sturdy resistance to moisture vapor. No double shifts – the Super Spacer has a seal to get each job done properly. The result is a staggering reduction in condensation and comfortable household humidity all year-round. The results are unparalleled by any insulating glass unit on the market!
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