Why you should use
Low-E Glass in your
retains expensive, winter heat inside, while capturing the sun's free solar heat from outside.
The properties of Low-E that
keep the indoor heat in also keeps the outdoor heat out. That’s a big benefit! Heat that cannot enter
does not have to be removed by costly air conditioning.
Blocks up to
68% of the heat that could be lost with normal glazing and reradiates the heat back into the room.
Blocks up to 54% of ultraviolet
rays that can fade furniture, carpets and draperies.
Retains expensive winter heat.
Blocks reradiated solar heat
Reduces cold spots
and convection drafts, provides free solar heat
Select one of Bonded high-performance glass systems
to improve your
efficiency—and lower your energy bills!
"HC R5 "Premium Plus+R Super Energy Star glass package for
TrustGard Double Hung Windows
Achieve a "U-Value" of .22
with this option and qualify for the 2011 Energy Credit of 10%.
This package includes:
* NFRC Label
* Triple Glazed
and Dual Sealed using 2layers of Titanium High
Performance Low-E Glass and
layer of clear annealed glass.
* Foam Filled main and sash frames
*Warm Edge "Super Spacer®"
* Argon Gas filled
Super Plus+Ef": Home Comfort Super Plus+E
Package for Trustgard and WeatherMaster Casement/Awning windows
a "U" value of .27 with this option and qualify for the 2011 Energy Credit of 10%. This package includes the following features:
NFRC Label Dual Glazed and Dual Sealed using Titanium High
Performance Low-E Glass and
one layer of clear annealed glass.
Warm Edge "Super Spacer®" Argon Gas filled
"HC Premium Plus": Home Comfort Premium Plus+Ef Package
Energy Star for TrustGard Windows
Achieve a "U" value of .22 with this option and qualify for the 2011 Energy Credit
of 10%. This package includes the following features:
NFRC Label with the Energy Star rating imprinted. Triple Glazed and
Dual Sealed using 2 layers
of Titanium High Performance Low-E Glass and one layer of clear annealed glass. Two Super Spacer® High Tech Warm Edge Spacers Two Argon Gas filled air chambers
** Rating qualify
for U.S.government recommended Energy Star performance levels
All Available Glass Options
Energy Star Rated Insulated Glass...Clear Annealed
Glass....Frosted Annealed Glass....Tempered Clear Glass....Tempered Frosted Glass....Tempered Low-E Glass....Laminated Glass....Single
Strength Glass...Double Strength Glass…1/4” annealed Glass...Tinted Glass....Solar Reflective Glass....Mirrorpane
1-Way Glass....Wire Glass....Ceramic 1 hour fire rated Glass....Hard Coat Low-E Glass….Soft Coat Low-E Glass....Titanium
Coated Low-E Glass....Insulated Glass....Warm Edge Spacers….Inside The Glass Muntin Bars....Argon Gas...Grids...Mini-Blinds
are all these glasses and
how do I pick the one I need?
1. Insulated glass is a sandwich of various thicknesses consisting of atleast 2
pieces of glass of the same or different
thicknesses separated by a spacer
which are then sealed together using various methods.
All replacement windows and doors produced by Bonded in New Jersey
are built with insulated
2. Triple glazing
is an insulated glass sandwich of various thicknesses consisting
of 3 pieces of glass of the same or different thicknesses separated by a
which are then
sealed together using various methods.
3. Annealed glass is breakable window glass.
4. Tempered is heat strengthened glass that has its surface fused together
through a reheating process. When
broken, the glass will break into very small
rounded edge pieces.
glass refers to different coatings applied to one surface of a pane of
glass, whether it is annealed or tempered. These are energy
to retain heat inside the home in the winter months and slow down the
absorption of solar heat in the summer months.
6. Laminated glass is a sandwich of atleast
2 pieces of glass of the same or
different thicknesses or types separated by a plastic innerlayer that are sealed
together to create a single sheet of glass. Difficult to break, yet
easy to crack.
Used as the front windshield of automobiles. Very good sound and UV
absorption. Can be combined with other materials to create an impact resistant
7. Single Strength Glass: Glass that
has an overall thickness of 3/32"
Double Strength Glass: Glass that has an overall thickness of 1/8"
9. Tinted glass has a distinct color. Available in bronze, green, gray or blue,
will affect the quantity of tint.
Solar Reflective glass is tinted and reflective to the exterior
11. Mirrorpane is reflective to the lit side, commonly known as 1 way glass.
12. Wire glass is used in 40 minute fire code
required areas. It has no safety considerations. Patterns can be Misco diamond or Georgian square.
13. Ceramic glasses are clear porcelains
comprised of different materials which have substantially better qualities in heated environments than wire glass. Typically
these are 1 hour rated for window use. Substantially more expensive than wire glass.
14. Warm Edge Air Spacers are the separators between the
glasses that comprise an insulated glass unit. Composed of materials that are poor conductors of heat and cold, thus reducing
the effect that environmental termperatures have on the inner and outer glasses that comprise an insulated glass unit.
15. Inside the glass muntin bars are grid
systems, typically aluminum, suspended permanently inbetween the spacers and glasses, that create a pattern representative
of small panes of glass.
gas is a dense inert gas found in the air we breathe. Use of argon gas slows the radiation of heat and cold through
the air space created by air spacers as described above.
17. Mini-Blinds for windows are 5/8" wide aluminum slats that tilt open and closed. They
are installed permanently inbetween the glass panes. They operate effortlessly with one finger.
1. Choose a a glass product the suits your geographic location. Southern areas should
use a glass with a lower solar heat gain. Mid and Northern climes should use a Low-E product with a higher solar heat
gain for free "heat" from the sun. Better (lower number) U-Values may not be the only indicator of a better
glass package for your area.
2. Safety and security glasses
are different from each other. You can use security glass like laminated for safety areas, but you shouldn't use
safety glass for security. Tempered glass is great fun to watch as it breaks.
3. Tinted is similar to a pair of sunglasses. Is there a glare problem where you are?
4. Argon gas is used to increase the overall performance of the insulated glass.
Krypton is more efficient but much more expensive. Krypton works better in smaller air spaces such as used in triple glazing.
All gases will leak over time, it's physics. Investigate the type of spacer and sealant used. These items
affect the speed of transference. Bonded uses the ultimate warm edge spacer: Edgetech Super Spacer® and Delchem Butyl
Sealant D-2000, a combination which has been tested to have the slowest leak rate of available alternatives. Average
leak time, 20 years. Remember: gas fills the space almost 100%. As argon is exchanged with air, the fill rate
is still close to 100%, there are just less molecules of gas to fill the space.
5. Wire glass is not safety glass. It's use is primarily for fire code applications.