Nationwide Windows - Prepare for Winter Glare with the Resistance Glass System
The ENERGY STAR windows offered through Nationwide Window and Siding have a unique coating that performs like sunscreen and protects homes. The Resistance Glass System saves money on heating and cooling costs while making home occupants comfortable all year long. The windows offer more benefits than stacking five panes of glass on top of each other or by installing conventional Argon filled and Low-E windows. Equipped with resistance technology, the windows additionally offer a higher level of protection than any insulation found behind the exterior walls of most homes.
The Resistance Glass System allows visible light to pass through the window into the home. However, the window deflects harmful infrared and ultraviolet waves away from the house. The special coating ensures that the interior window remains warm and that room temperature remains constant by not allowing heat to escape through windows.
Transparent and hardly visible, Resistance Glass windows resemble conventional windows and come in a variety of sizes and styles to suit any home appearance. The many styles of windows found at Nationwide include:
- Architectural Windows
- Double Hung Windows
- Awning Windows
- Garden Windows
- Bay Windows
- Hopper Windows
- Bow Windows
- Picture Windows
- Casement Windows
- Slider Windows
When looking out a window during the winter, home occupants normally notice a cold feeling. The cold surface of the glass causes an area of low room temperature that drops to the floor, warms, rises and repeats the process. Homeowners often equate this phenomenon with a drafty window. As the internal surface of Resistance Glass windows stays warm, this event does not occur.
The summer sun commonly increases internal home temperatures, which prompts homeowners to implement draperies, shades and awnings to counteract the effects of the infrared and ultraviolet rays that penetrate glass. With these rays adequately deflected, home occupants may enjoy the light of the sun’s rays without enduring the heat.
The technology of the treated glass not only prevents uncomfortable internal temperatures, but also reduces the likelihood of interior condensation. Continual moisture damages window frames and may encourage mold growth in the wood and on window treatments. In Resistance Glass windows, the space between the glass layers remains sealed, which inhibits condensation.
Protect Home Interiors
Objects daily subjected to the ultraviolet rays that pass through most glass windows become faded over time. This damage may occur to curtains, draperies and furniture. Bleaching is also not uncommon in photographs and carpets. As the Resistance Glass System prevents UV penetration, homeowners save time and money not having to arrange furnishings in a particular way or having to replace damaged décor or furnishings.
Contact a Nationwide representative for answers to important questions or to schedule an appointment for a free estimate. Learn all the benefits of Resistance Glass Window Systems that extend beyond reducing your carbon footprint. Clients may also enjoy the added benefit of SunClean Self-Cleaning Glass when considering Nationwide windows. Applied to the exterior layer of glass, this technology not only discourages dirt and grime build-up but also prevents water spot formation.