Multi-Chambered frames are crucial for thermal comfort
Over the last decade, we have had the opportunity to upgrade this technology with new types of LoE coatings, upgraded spacer bars and even more advanced frames with added internal chambers. Multi-Chambered frames are a premium feature in all of our windows.
The Sealed air insulates against hot and cold weather extremes providing controlled comfort all year around. The multi-chambered frame is very important to the overall thermal aspect of the window. Many manufacturers have 2-3 chambers but we have a minimum of 10 in all of our window frames.
During those winter nights, the cold draft will have a difficult time entering your home through 10 chambers versus the lighter window frames. The windows with 2-3 chambers will start to dip over time and a result, will no longer perform and provide the comfort homeowners require. With 10 frames, we’re not only improving the efficiency of the frame but we’re also improving the structural integrity so it will perform at a high level for decades.
Centra has modeled over 300 glass and frame scenarios in an effort to find the best performance coupled with a cost effective solution. What we found was that a high performance window can outperform an entry level triple glazed window. Sure you can spend all the extra money for triple glazed windows but you won’t be recuperating the benefits.
The major differences in performance between double and triple glazing is the selection of glass types, gas filling, cavity width, overall unit thickness, and of course, cost. Single glazing has a U-value of 5 and a new modern double glazing has a U-value of 1.6, which is largely due to the advanced methods of double glazing compared to older models. The cost of triple glazing is much higher than double, whereas the improved U-value is not very large. With all this in mind, Centra has been ahead of the game.
Our Window Geeks are eager to share the latest innovations in glazing and window technology so we can help you choose the right window package for your home. We want to ensure that your windows do not become a thermal liability.
If you are serious about getting the best quality, best energy-savings and best value in today’s window replacement market, then you need to do your homework. Centra is more than a window company, we’re leaders in building envelope education and it’s important for us to share this information with homeowners like yourself. Trust your experts and look at your project from a holistic perspective.
Windows are one of the most important architectural and functional elements of your home. They also provide for outdoor views, ventilation, fresh air and natural daylight. They also have a major impact on the comfort, energy consumption, maintenance requirements & costs of your home. Understanding the differences in product design and how it leads to performance can save you energy and money.
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