When you shop for replacement windows, you want to know what features you’re getting at the designated price point. Quantum 2 windows manufactured by Kensington Glass are vinyl products known for high performance, good looks and reliability. The two main types of Quantum 2 windows are Heat Mirror Glass and Double Pane Low E Glass. Compare these options to help you decide which one is right for your home.
Heat Mirror Glass Quantum 2 Windows
The main purpose of Heat Mirror technology is to boost the window’s thermal performance. The handcrafted design is also meant to add beauty to your home, both inside and out. These windows come with a limited lifetime and glass breakage warranty. They’re so trusted that the Empire State Building recently had all its windows upgraded to Heat Mirror Glass.
- The benefits of installing Heat Mirror Glass windows in your home include:
- Superior insulation: Rated at R-5.9, Heat Mirror Glass windows have 40 percent more insulating power than Double Pane Low E windows. More insulation means greater heating and cooling efficiency for lower energy bills and a more comfortable home all year round.
- More UV rays blocked: A unique feature of Heat Mirror Glass is the use of suspended film technology. This allows the windows to block 10 percent more UV rays than Double Pane Low E windows. With an impressive 99.5% of UV rays blocked, these windows offer industry-leading fade protection, which helps your carpet, upholstery and window coverings retain their vibrant colors.
Noise insulation: While argon and krypton gas between window panes serve primarily to reduce heat transfer, these dense gases also make the windows more soundproof. This helps block out noise levels from outside so your indoor activities aren’t interrupted.
Double Pane Low E Quantum 2 Windows
Most windows today have two panes of glass to improve insulation. The addition of a Low E coating improves efficiency to help you get a bigger bang for your buck.
The benefits of installing Double Pane Low E windows in your home include:
- More constant temperature: The main purpose of a Low E coating is to reflect heat back to its source. This means the sun’s heat is reflected outward in the summer and heat from inside your home is reflected inward in the winter. A Low E coating also reflects solar radiation, helping to further keep the interior cool during summer.
- Noise insulation: Double Pane Low E windows are superior at blocking outdoor noises compared to single pane windows. However, they’re not as soundproof as Heat Mirror Glass windows because they lack the gas infill feature.
If you’re interested in exploring more about these two types of Quantum 2 windows, please contact us for a free Quantum 2 window installation quote today.