Barrier windows sent a salesperson over to my house when I was looking
to replace the 10 I mentioned. Maybe you were pitched by a different
company, but it sounds the same. I'll agree that those windows ARE
impressive, but certainly not worth 3 or 4 times the cost of a vinyl
clad window. Just FYI:
Low-e glass is good for keeping the house cool in the summer, IF it's a
window that gets a lot of direct sunlight (ie. south-facing).
Otherwise, it doesn't do much for you.
Argon is an inert gas that is used to fill the gap between the panes
and can decrease the heat loss through the window (or heat gain in
summer time). As others have mentioned, it does leak out, though I
don't know if it leaks as quickly as a year. It's true that it's not
I didn't buy the windows from the salesman who came around, mostly due
to price, but also due to the high-pressure, buy-it-right-now, sales
pitch and the hour of my life wasted listening to him. If you have a
chance to cancel the contract, I would, but be warned, a friend of mine
did that and the company sent another salesperson to talk him out of
it. He was not threatened, but the person they sent was not the nice,
happy, polite one that talked him into the contract in the first place.
Fortunately, my friend was not intimidated by the second person, but
he mentioned that many people could be, so be prepared for the second
"attack" in their sales arsenal and be ready to forcefully tell this
person to leave your property and take his cancelled contract with him.
Have a phone ready to call cops if necessary, though it shouldn't come