Changing Temperature Extremes
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Extreme temperature changes can cause tremendous pressure on the insulating glass unit (IGU) in your window. Every one degree Fahrenheit (F) change in the temperature produces a 3.6 PSF pressure change. While this seems slight, a 20 degree F change would equal the pressure of a 175 MPH wind.
When we have temperature swings of 20 degrees within a 24 hour period (which happens every day in Colorado) an insulating glass unit is in constant motion. This is why you do NOT want a metal spacer between your panes of glass. The likeihood of a stress crack and seal failure is much greater if there is metal touching the glass.
Amerimax was the first window manufacturer in the U.S. to switch all of it's production to a high end quality NO-Metal spacer called Super Spacer.
Super Spacer is a 100% memory Polymer foam with a Mylar Barrier and a Butyl Perimeter Seal. Super Spacer has become a global brand known for it's unparalleled performance in extreme weather conditions.
Super Spacer is the industry's most consistant seal for argon gas retention and provides much improved sound absorption over traditional metal spacers.
Super Spacer will keep your home warmer in the winter, cooler in the summer and quieter all year round.
The NON Metal Spacer Advantage
Super Spacer is a True Warm® edge technology product because it is the world's only all-form, NO-Metal spacer on the market today. Unlike other so-called "warm" edge seal spacers that contain steel or aluminum wrapped in butyl rubber, Super Spacer is made of 100% polymer structural foam. "Thermal efficiency through no presence of conductive metals" is Super Spacer's hallmark. Super Spacer's NO-metal formula blocks the heat escape path and provides one of the best thermal performances in the industry. Super Spacer assures comfortable humidity levels with hardly any worries about condensation and mold.
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