Energy-efficient windows often feature gas fills in between the glass panes. When this innovation started, the air was first used as a fill. Decades later, manufacturers utilized argon as a way to increase the energy efficiency and general performance of these windows. Argon-filled windows became a popular choice for many homeowners because of their better insulation qualities.
In today’s blog post, Silver Leaf Contracting, one of the leading windows and roofing contractors in the local area, discusses the reasons why argon became the gas fill of choice for many window manufacturers, plus the benefits of these windows.
Better Than Air
Using air as gas fill is no longer preferable simply because it contains moisture that can condense the inside of the glass units. As a result, fog forms and makes the window cloudy. Moreover, it is less effective when it comes to insulation.
Argon, meanwhile, is a non-toxic, odorless and colorless gas that represents less than one percent of the Earth’s atmosphere. Its presence in between the glass panes of windows helps in slowing the transfer of heat, ensuring indoor comfort and overall energy efficiency.
Benefits of Argon in Windows
Window and roof repair pros know all too well the benefits of argon in most new thermal windows. Apart from providing a better value to double-pane windows, the gas helps improve the units’ U-value, which is the measure of a window’s thermal performance. It also enhances the window’s soundproofing characteristics. Plus, it is combined with low emissivity (low-E) glass coatings for increased energy efficiency.
Turn to Silver Leaf Contracting for your window needs. When you tackle this particular exterior remodeling project, you will have an immediate impact on your home’s value, comfort and curb appeal. Our team of professionals can install your new energy-efficient units in less than a day.