Eavestroughs, also called rain gutters, is the u-shaped channel that runs along the rooflines of the home to direct water to a downspout which empties away from the foundation of the home to help prevent erosion and water infiltration.
ECO GAIN 180
High Solar Gain Glass. A great choice for our northern climate because it allows solar energy to pass through the glass to provide “free heat” in winter. LoE reflects heat back into the room, reducing home heating needs. Throughout the year, Eco Glass Gain 180 protects furnishings from fading and insulates against extreme temperatures.
ECO MAX SHIELD 366
Ultimate Performance Glass. This “spectrally selective” glass provides the highest level of comfort, energy savings and fade protection. Instead of one or two layers, the glass is coated with three layers of silver to block summer heat and retain your home’s heat in winter – with no room-darkening tints and virtually no exterior reflectance.
ECO SHIELD 270
Solar Control Glass. A good choice for variable climates. In summer, Eco Glass Shield 270 can reduce solar heat gain by 50% or more compared to ordinary glass. In winter, argon fill and LoE work together to maintain comfort and reduce energy needs. Throughout the year, Eco Glass Shield protects against fading without darkening your view.
A term used to describe a surfaces’ relative ability to absorb and re-radiate heat. A surface with high emissivity will radiate heat faster than a surface with low emissivity. Emissivity is recorded on a scale of 0-1, where 0 would be the perfect white surface reflecting 100% of heat while 1 would be the perfect black surface that absorbs 100% of heat. Standard glass surfaces have an emissivity of 0.84, while Low E glass surfaces have emissivity ratings of 0.08 to 0.04.
A government-backed program that rates products based on energy efficiency for specific Climate Zones of Canada and the USA. Zones 1, 2, 3 are designated by how harsh the climate is.