Replacement Windows Case Studies: What makes Marvin Infinity Windows Energy Efficient?
Marvin Infinity windows are known for their performance and energy efficiency. A big chunk of that performance comes from the argon-insulated glass.
So that exactly is argon gas and how does it help with insulation?
Argon is a colorless, odorless, non-toxic gas that is often placed between glass panes for it’s insulation properties. Argon is dense and heavy, much more than the air around us, which makes it harder for heat to move through the panes. This is what makes it so appealing as a glass insulator.
Let’s go over some of the other energy and thermal efficiency benefits you can see with Marvin Infinity windows.
Increased Home’s Efficiency
So we talked about the window’s ability to block heat from moving through the panes because the argon gas. This alone leads to several benefits. For one, in the summer, you can keep the hot air outside and in the winter, keep the warm air inside. This ultimately alleviates the stress on your heating and cooling systems. This let’s them work more efficiently and consistently. It won’t be hard for your home to maintain stable interior temperatures. This means big savings for you on heating and cooling costs.
On top of this, we need to take a look at the Marvin Infinity fiberglass frame. Typically, wood and vinyl expand, contract, warp, and crack. This means that after a few seasons, your window can lose it’s performance and ways of moisture and air to creep into your home can spur. This really defeats the purpose of your window. The fiberglass frame is strong and durable, so it will resist cracking from expanding and contracting. This means your airtight seal will last much longer and the argon’s seal will also remain intact, so it can’t escape.
Marvin Infinity windows also block a significant of UV rays. Large amounts of UV rays can cause fading and discoloration to upholsteries and carpets. The performance glass work to prevent that heat and uv ray transfer.
Bonus Benefits Argon-Filled Windows can Provide
Other than energy efficiency and insulation, the Marvin’s argon-filled windows provide a couple other great perks. Argon insulation has some degree of noise canceling characteristics. This is especially appealing for people living in larger neighborhoods, near active roads, or any homeowner just trying to reduce the number out outside noises coming in.
It’s also tossed around that oxygen as an insulator isn’t the optimal choice because it’s a corrosive agent. This means that it can cause rust and corrosion around the window, eventually leading to a draft forming, nulling the performance of your window.
A Marvin Infinity window replacement could be the ideal way to boost the insulation of your home. The stronger fiberglass frame ensures no draft or leak to form, so the insulation of the argon is supported, and none of the gas can escape. So the performance should last for decades.
If you live in an area with higher sun exposure or really just want the ultimate insulated glass, you have options to boost yourself to low e3 or triple pane glass.
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