What does a window spacer do?
Spacers separate multiple panes of glass in a window and maintain the space between them. They seal the space between the glass panes to avoid fogging and prevent efficiency-boosting gases from leaking out. They expand and contract along with the rest of the window.
What is glazing spacer?
Window glass spacers or space bars are strips of plastics, metals or foams that separate, support and help seal in functional gasses that are injected between the panes of glass in a window. Spacers are bonded between glass panes with various sealing materials to help create an air-tight cavity.
What is Super Spacer windows?
Super Spacer® is an insulating and energy efficient glass system. The edge spacers of these windows are made of all-foam construction with zero metal, giving them low conductivity. Super Spacer® is made of 100% polymer structural foam. It creates thermal efficiency through no presence of conductive materials.
What is a warm edge spacers on windows?
Warm-edge spacers work by separating the panes of glass in double or triple glazing and are made from low conductivity materials. The cavity created by the spacer reduces heat transfer across the center of glass, and the use of a warm-edge spacer reduces thermal conduction across the opaque area at the edge of glass.
What is an intercept spacer?
The Intercept® Spacer, which is U-shaped in its design, supports seal longevity and gas retention by allowing the glass and sealant to move with the normal expansion and contraction of insulating glass throughout the day due to temperature changes.
Why do metal framed windows need rubber spacers?
Metals undergo thermal expansion i.e. they expand on heating. Rubber has the property of good elasticity and if the whole frame would be made of metal then the metal will not have the space to expand and it will break. Therefore, metal framed window needs rubber spaces.
Why do metal window frames need a rubber spacer around the edges?
Spacers are a vital part of every window unit as they promote the structural integrity of the window while promoting the thermal and moisture seal of the window, increasing its effectiveness. The quality of these seals also increases the insulating abilities of the window.
What is the purpose of low E glass?
Low-E coatings have been developed to minimize the amount of ultraviolet and infrared light that can pass through glass without compromising the amount of visible light that is transmitted. When heat or light energy is absorbed by glass, it is either shifted away by moving air or re-radiated by the glass surface.
What is a Intercept spacer?
Intercept spacers feature a unique, one-piece, tin-plated or stainless steel, U-channel design that creates an effective thermal barrier to help reduce conducted heat loss through the window.
What is black warm edge spacer?
Warm edge spacer bars insulate the edges of a sealed unit and keep the panes of glass apart. When your home is warm in comparison to outside, heat escapes through the spacer, leaving the inside edge of the window colder than the rest of it. This then means you need more heating in order to warm up your home.
What is TGI spacer?
The TGI-Spacer is the profile that separates the panes of glass, preventing any gas fill from leaking and improving the thermal performance via “warm edge” technology. “Warm edge” refers to the thermal interaction between the panes of glass, window frame, and spacer at the sealed edge of an insulating glass window.
Why choose edgeedgegardmax window spacers?
EdgeGardMAX state-of-the-art window spacers provide superior insulating properties with an advanced design to help stop heat flow and reduce condensation. This improves energy efficiency and help extend the life of the glass unit.
What is the difference between edgegard and edgegard Max?
With a more advanced design, Milgard EdgeGard window spacers provide superior insulating properties and helps to reduce condensation. EdgeGardMAX is a state-of-the-art window spacer using an advanced design to stop heat flow and reduce condensation to improve energy efficiency and help extend the life of the glass unit.
What is a window spacer?
Spacers – A spacer keeps a window’s dual glass panes the correct distance apart for optimal insulation between panes. Too much or too little air space can affect the insulating glass efficiency. EdgeGardMAX® Spacers – Traditional aluminum box spacers use desiccant and sealant between two panes of glass to provide insulation.
Are Milgard Windows any good?
When we look at overall window quality in terms of the energy performance of glazing, spacers, and frames, Anlin and Milgard have both received professional-quality certifications. The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) have approved their products.