When it comes to windows, people are familiar with the parts of windows they can see, like the glass, the frame and the hardware. But how do you know what’s inside the window?
Window units are made of two (or three) panes of glass separated by a spacer, and the majority of spacers are made of either metal or foam. Harvey windows and patio doors feature a warm-edge metal spacer system, which is stronger and more durable than foam and provides excellent thermal performance. The spacer sits tight between the panes of glass and gives a crisp, clean look without interrupting sight lines. Foam, in comparison, doesn’t always sit straight inside the panes of glass and can have a wavy appearance which can interfere with sight lines.
Spacers need to be durable for gas retention. The space between the glass can be filled with Argon or Krypton gas, which would escape without a sealant. This sealant, combined with the metal spacer’s impervious characteristics, means the window will have improved gas retention and maximized insulation value over time.
If you’re thinking about new vinyl replacement windows or patio doors, talk to your contractor about Harvey’s glass packages. Harvey offers several glass packages that meet or exceed ENERGY STAR requirements, providing heating and cooling savings, maximized comfort and helps protect your furnishings from harmful UV rays.
With over 50 years manufacturing windows in the Northeast, we have the energy-saving products your home needs. You can find Harvey products at a showroom in your area.