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 Argon fill

Author: jps (---.vnnyca.adelphia.net)
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Virtually every quote I have gotten for windows does not include argon. When I ask about it, I am simply told argon is unnecessary in Southern California. The usual line is "you only need it in a cold area ...". Funny, it gets hot down here - one would think if it were beneficial in a cold area it would be equally as beneficial in a hot area. What is the opinion of the group - is argon fill useful or not (in any climate zone).


 

 Re: Argon fill

Author: Todd (---.sothwt01.mi.comcast.net)
Date:   

Argon decreases the amount of convection between the panes of glass, therefore not allowing the air to shuffle in the glass cavity. Argon is beneficial, especially in areas where the temperatures reach extremes either way. To be honest with you, it's your own judgement call, and either way would be a good choice. If you go with or without argon, the most important part of your purchase is Low E glass.


 

 Re: Argon fill

Author: Homer J. Simpson (---.ded.pacbell.net)
Date:   

I was told by one salesguy that Argon gas will eventually leak or dissipate in 7 yrs or so.


 

 Basically, not correct

Author: wvuguy (---.cinci.rr.com)
Date:   

While I'm neither an engineer nor a chemist, I'd characterize that statement as being basically FALSE. Speaking in practical terms, the argon itself indeed does NOT dissipate.....though I suppose it could be theoretically argued that ANY gas can dissipate naturally over some generalized time span.

But again, speaking in real-world terms, the greater issue here isn't gas DISSIPATION, but gas LEAKAGE.....whereby the insulated glass (IG) unit's spacer is compromised/fails. Assuming the spacer and IG remains intact, the argon fill can properly be viewed as having an indefinite lifespan.


 

 Re: Argon fill

Author: FenEx (---.dyn.optonline.net)
Date:   

WV

Very accurate... and very well put. Good Post.


 

 Obi-Wan, glad you're still lurking

Author: wvuguy (---.143.14.170.nw.nuvox.net)
Date:   

You have WAY too much to offer to avoid participating in at least a cursory way.

BTW, I'm 3 weeks into my Preservations, and am pretty impressed thus far. Of course, they've yet to even get all that wet, let alone be exposed to any kind of harsh weather. But, for those who have problems connecting with Schuco might well find Preservation a solid alternative.

You might be interested to know that my new 70x64 triple-glazed, double casements work like an absolute charm. The concern I had over the weight of their triple-glazed sashes have proven thus far to be much ado about nothing. There is absolutely NO difference in the way they operate versus my smaller single casements.

Without a doubt, these are a VERY nice effort by Alside. The difference in quality of these replacements versus my old Lincoln wooden casements is almost hard to believe.


 

 Re: Argon fill

Author: FenEx (---.dyn.optonline.net)
Date:   

LOL... you're doing just fine my friend. I'll hit it when it needs hitting... you should know that very well by now. Let your dealer know how to email me and if he makes you happy... perhaps we can send some business his way. Always looking for good products and service.

FenEx


 

 Re: Argon fill

Author: Oberon (---.dial.airstreamcomm.net)
Date:   

I agree, excellent explanation wvuguy!


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