Window World's SolarZone Insulating Glass Packages
We all love the view of the outdoors that windows allow, but recognize that with more glass comes more exposure to the temperature fluctuations of the outdoors. Our SolarZone™ insulating glass packages are designed for superior thermal performance, keeping window openings both beautiful and energy-efficient. Combining the Warm-Edge Spacer System with multi-layered, vacuum deposition Low-E glass and Argon gas, the SolarZone™ glass package makes for a "greener" home. This state-of-the-art technology cuts the consumption of costly fossil fuels that pollute the environment and reduces the susceptibility of a home to the damaging ultraviolet energy that can lead to the fading of carpets, curtains, and furniture by over 75%.
Warm-Edge Spacer System
A window's spacer system, or the component that separates glass layers, is remarkably impactful on the energy efficiency of the entire unit. The traditional, box-shaped spacer system can increase heat loss and cause condensation to form on the edge of the glass.
Our Warm-Edge Spacer is designed to block the path of escaping heat far more effectively, reducing condensation on winter glass. Featuring a unique, one-piece metal alloy and U-channel design, these spacers are nearly 25% more effective than their traditional predecessors.
Our optional Foam Spacer brings performance to the next level, with a patented design combining structural foam with a seal of hot melt butyl, creating a non-conductive edge and eliminating any glass-to-metal contact. These spacers reduce edge-of-glass temperatures by 16 degrees, contributing to 60% more energy efficiency than a traditional spacer.
SolarZone Low-E Glass is created by applying a microscopic, undetectable metallic coating to the second surface of an insulating glass unit. Its intelligent design blocks heat gain from the sun's reflected rays in the summer, but allows warmth from shorter solar rays into the house during cold, winter months.
No detail is left to chance in our SolarZone Glass Packages. The space between the glass lites, historically just dead air, is filled with Argon gas. This colorless, odorless, non-reactive gas is the third most prevalent gas in our atmosphere. Its extremely low thermal conductivity and high density (Argon is 38% denser than air at 1.784 grams / liter at STP) makes it an ideal insulating agent.