Integrity Introduces Its Most Energy Efficient Glass Yet
By John Kirchner
February 4, 2014
Tripane with Argon glass option offers superior insulation and performance
FARGO, N.D. – Integrity from Marvin Windows and Doors brings its commitment to energy efficiency to the next level with the introduction of a tripane glazing option for Wood-Ultrex® casements, awnings and direct glaze windows.
These windows combine Integrity’s exclusive Ultrex pultruded fiberglass material with three panes of glass and argon gas to create the ultimate in performance, beauty and strength. With argon gas added, Integrity’s tripane glass has U-factors of .18 to .20, which means that it has superior insulating properties, keeping heat inside the home to help lower heating bills.
Wood-Ultrex casements, awnings and direct glaze windows with tripane glass live up to Integrity’s Built to Perform® promise with Design Pressure (DP) ratings of 50. The windows’ tough reputation is cemented by the WDMA’s DP rating, which measures how a window reacts to pressure or external force when closed and locked. The higher the rating, the more the window can withstand things like air and water infiltration, structural pressure and operational force.
“At Integrity, it’s important for us to be at the top of the industry when it comes to energy efficiency,” said Becky Felling, Director of Marketing at Integrity Windows and Doors. “That’s why our tripane glass with argon is a hit with builders and homeowners alike. It’s a top-notch product option that offers even better energy efficiency and the same great fit and finish as our dual pane Wood-Ultrex casements, awnings and direct glaze units.”
The tripane glass option is available on nearly all current casement, awning and direct glaze sizes, including new Special Sizes that are available in 1/64” increments. Wood-Ultrex windows using tripane glass offer all of Integrity’s current design and hardware options, including divided lite options like Simulated Divided Lites (with or without spacer bars), Grilles Between the Glass and the new Simulated Checkrail. And like all Integrity products, Wood-Ultrex casements, awnings and direct glaze windows with the tripane glass option are delivered to the dealer in an industry-leading 10 business days.
Integrity Windows and Doors achieved the Most Efficient certification in several climate zones with its tripane Wood-Ultrex Series windows. Integrity is certified as Most Efficient in the Northern and North-Central Climate Zones.