Is there any way to tell if new LowEargon windows by a no name company
are in fact LowEargon other than sending it to a testing lab. The panes
are spaced further apart than my standard Pella and Anderson , which is
suspicious because there is a maximum spacing for efficiency Pella and
Anderson would use. They have a rivet-plug protruding into the glass
area 1" through the aluminum dual pane spacer. Im suspicous of overall
quality as even corner gaskets are bent not mitered and pulled away.
They just look cheap, and knowing alot can be saved fleecing customers I
need new windows verified as purchased.
Just so you know, they are not always packaged together. You can have an
argon filled window without low-E, and you can have a low-E window without
argon. Some windows are made with just air between the glass. Some
manufacturers apply the low-E coating to the glass after it is made, but
some apply it while it's being made, which isn't as easy to see. If you live
in a northern climate, a low-E coating is not nearly as important as in a
southern climate. If the label says low-e/argon, then it probably is, but if
there is no identification, then it might not have both. Try to find out who
made the window.
If you can find out the name of the mfg, you should be able to find out if
they are both low-E and argon windows.
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