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Up until 40 years ago, homeowners in this area of Lancaster, PA and around the country only had one option of glass for their original windows – a single pane of glass. In the 1960s, America was introduced to the first custom-insulated glass window, and with it came not a single pane of glass but a double-paned glass window. Over time, many features were added to not only the glass on the window but also the spacer system that separated the glass on the window. This led to the inception of the intercept spacer system which dramatically boosts the insinuative power of new replacement windows.

This system eliminated the problem of window seal failures, which often led to condensation between the two panes of glass on the window. Some of you many have this problem of condensation showing up in the windows of your home and are on the hunt for new windows and a reliable window company to properly install them.

In recent times, performance glass packages have been enhanced with such features as Lo-E, Argon gas between the glass to help the insulating value, heat mirror glass, and krypton gas. For those of you able to initiate a replacement window price quote, we can fill in any questions you may have about high performance glass packages we have available. Additional enhancements include super peak performance glass windows, krypton gas-filled spaces, and the innovation of a warm edge spaced system that completely eliminates any chance of condensation between the panes of glass.

Lo-E has been instrumental in the performance of window glass because it allows natural light to enter so freely in the winter that indoor long-wave heat energy is reflected back into the house, lowering heating costs. In the summer, outdoor long-wave heat energy radiating from objects is reflected back outside, lowering cooling costs. Today the glass on a good window system can be so smart it can actually serve as a climate control system for your home!

With all of the money that we do spend on heating and cooling we should be more conscious of any holes in our bucket, so to speak. With single pane, or early versions of double pane windows we know somethings wrong if we feel the cold shoulder when you walk by them in the winter, and feel the heat penetrating through in those hot summer days.

When you are ready and able, reach out to us by initiating a price quote on this website and we can begin a conversation. Thanks for checking us out here at Zen Windows Lancaster / and Harrisburg, PA region.

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