Insulated Glass Packages
Revere's BarrierXP® high-performance insulated glass packages are a combination of three energy-efficient elements, each contributing to a superior insulating glass unit that may help to pay for itself through energy savings all year-round.
1 - BarrierXP Insulated Glass
Upgrading your windows with a Low-E (low-emissivity) glass system will further optimize the overall energy efficiency. Low-E glass features a virtually clear, metallic coating that acts as a thermal mirror to help keep warm air in during the winter and solar heat out during the summer. Low-E also helps block damaging UV rays that can cause carpets and furnishings to fade.
2 - Intercept® Warm-Edge Spacer System
The PPG Intercept Spacer System features a unique, one-piece metal alloy, U-channel design that creates an effective thermal barrier to help reduce conducted heat loss through the window. It's sealed, one-piece design makes Intercept spacers stronger and better at retaining insulating gas than many conventional designs. Intercept spacers are so energy-efficient that they keep the edges of the window glass warmer, so your home feels more comfortable in the winter.
ThermD Stainless Steel Intercept Warm-Edge Spacer
BarrierXP ThermD features insulating Low-E glass, argon gas and a stainless steel Intercept Warm-Edge Spacer for even greater energy savings. The spacer system in your window provides two important functions: stabilizing the panes of glass and enhancing energy efficiency. BarrierXP ThermD's Intercept spacer delivers maximum power with its stainless steel alloy and patented U-shaped design. Recognized for its unequaled strength, durability and resistance to corrosion, stainless steel is also impervious to gas transmission, which improves insulating gas retention in the window unit and increases its thermal performance. The stainless steel spacer also is designed to withstand effects of temperature changes with flex and low stress on the sealant bond, thus preventing seal failure.
3 - Insulating Argon Gas
Argon gas is a colorless, odorless, nonflammable, nontoxic, and above all, safe inert gas that is heavier than air. When the air between two window panes is replaced with argon gas, the energy efficiency of the window increases. Additionally, it acts as a sound barrier to help make your home quieter.
Consider, Compare and Choose
When determining the best glass package for your windows, you'll want to consider the specific weather challenges facing your home. The lower the U-Factor, the less energy you'll need to heat your home. The lower the Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC), the more you'll conserve on air-conditioning. Many BarrierXP insulated glass packages meet the latest ENERGY STAR requirements. Consult your window professional for the optimal glass package required for your home and climate zone.
Glass Package Descriptions
Clear: Double-paned clear glass unit.
BarrierXP: Double-paned unit with one pane of Low-E glass, argon gas and metal alloy Intercept spacer.
BarrierXPsc: Double-paned unit with one pane of Low-E SHGC glass, argon gas and metal alloy Intercept spacer.
BarrierXP iE: Double-paned unit with one pane of Low-E glass, argon gas and metal alloy Intercept spacer, along with insulation-enhanced mainframe.
BarrierXP ThermD: Double-paned unit with one pane of Low-E glass, argon gas and stainless steel Intercept spacer.
BarrierXPsc ThermD: Double-paned unit with one pane of Low-E SHGC glass, argon gas and stainless steel Intercept spacer.
BarrierXP ThermD iE: Double-paned unit with one pane of Low-E glass, argon gas and stainless steel Intercept spacer, along with insulation enhanced mainframe.
BarrierXP TG2: Triple-paned unit with two panes of Low-E and argon gas and metal alloy Intercept spacer.
BarrierXP TK2: Triple-paned unit with two panes of Low-E and krypton gas and metal alloy Intercept spacer.