Imagine yourself inside on a cold and blustery day and you just put one more log on the fire or you’ve turned up the heat on your thermostat to try to keep up with the outside cold from forcing your heater to run all day.
Then you walk by your window and look outside while the trees are bending and the snow is blowing and you realize that you feel a little bit of draft right by your windows and the cold is penetrating and radiating from each window that you pass by.
Most older homes with double pane windows do not have today’s precision engineering and tolerances for making your windows air tight. If you were to get replacement windows you might consider adding just a few more dollars to the bucket to have the extra benefit that triple pane windows offer.
The lotus triple pane window boasts the AAMA gold label certification coming in at five times better than the industry minimum of .3 CFM. (that means .3 ft.³ of air per minute can pass through a window as a minimum industry standard.) The Lotus beats that by a factor of five!
As for water intrusion with wind, The Lotus triple pane beats the standard by 1.5 times! Zen windows’ Lotus triple pane comes in at handling 48 mph winds with 8 inches of rain per hour as a payload. Greatly beating the standard 33mph minimum.
Structural integrity of the lotus can handle 162 mph winds which has also been validated under the AAMA gold label certification. Structurally speaking you want your windows to hold up to highwinds. Straight winds can hit some significantly high numbers even when you’re not near common hurricane pathways. Several years ago we had incredibly high winds in Columbus, Ohio after Hurricane Ike hit and the storm winds came right up and still were recorded in Columbus at 75 mph. (Columbus, Ohio wind speeds from Ike)
This is a great reason why you should choose the lotus triple pane window and that’s not even mentioning that it comes with fusion welding and a bevel head contemporary design. Zen Windows Lotus also comes with super spacers which are metal free “warm” edges for providing optimal seal against heat and cold. Low profile tilt latches on the double hung‘s make cleaning the windows ridiculously easy.
You can skip having us come to your home for a couple hours and intrude, just watch our video on this page that takes you through the full demo of all three of our window models.