An Arctic Glass window probably sounds like the last thing you need to want to learn about this summer, but don’t let the name fool you. Window innovation is a leading driver in home energy efficiency and cost savings, which is why eieihome.com sat down with Wayne Palmer of George Kent Home Improvements, an industry leader in the GTA. When I asked him what the latest and greatest home improvement innovation on the market was, Palmer wasted no time in turning me onto his new Arctic Glass windows.
What is Arctic Glass?
“The most important thing that people need to know about Arctic Glass is that it offers the benefits of standard energy efficient glass, but only requires a dual, rather than a triple plane unit.” Palmer says. In other words, you get all of the performance of a triple pane of glass with all of the benefits a dual pane unit, but what does that mean for the average consumer?
Dual vs triple pane glass
“Dual pane glass is both less expensive and less restrictive than triple plane glass.” Palmer explains. When you opt for dual pane Arctic Glass you are not only saving money at the point of purchase, but also allowing yourself many more options in terms of installation. Triple pane glass, due to its weight, can only be installed in smaller windows whereas these restrictions do not exist with dual plane glass.
Although all George Kent windows are Energy Star certified, Arctic Glass offers an even greater level of energy efficiency. “You are looking at an increase in energy efficiency rating of up to 25% with our new Arctic Glass” Palmer explains. If that wasn’t enough, Arctic Glass windows are certified for use in all three Canadian climate zones and come standard with Neat ® glass technology, which is a component of the glass exterior that essentially allows it self-clean.
Rely on industry leaders
If George Kent’s 65+ year history wasn’t enough, they are also the only home improvement company in the GTA offering lifetime warranty on the original installation of windows. If today’s article on arctic glass has piqued your interest you can get in touch with George Kent via their listings here on eieihome.com. You can also visit them starting June 25th at the “Enerview Windows & Doors” booth ( #381) at the Improve Canada tradeshow in Toronto.