When Considering New Windows, The Spacing Foam used Between Glass is of Vital Importance!

February 9, 2023

When Considering New Windows, The Spacing Foam used Between Glass is of Vital Importance!

Think about what windows go through. They have to face extreme temperature changes all year. Plus, they’re bombarded with UV rays,barometric pressure changes and nasty winds. Luckily, there’s a simple way to give windows an advantage in reducing energy costs, ensuring durability andadding comfort and value to any environment. Choose insulating glass made with the TSS® Super Spacer®. TSS Technology Super Spacer products are manufactured with Thermoset Spacer (TSS) Technology. Thermoset polymers are materials with crosslinks that become permanently set during the curing process. They have 100% memory, meaning they can be reshaped through reheating. Window spacing systems manufactured with TSS polymers and acrylic adhesives provide superior structural integrity. They will stand up to a wide range of temperatures, and they are configured with outstanding UV resistance.

The Foam Advantage “Thermal efficiency through no presence of conductive metals” is Super Spacer’s hallmark. The edge of the insulating glass unit is indeed the most vulnerable to heat and cooling loss, condensation and frosting. Super Spacer’s NO-Metal formula blocks the heat escape path and provides one of the best thermal performances in the industry. That means it keeps the heat in during the winter and keeps the cool in during the summer.Super Spacer assures comfortable humidity levels with hardly any worries about condensation and mold. Metal can’t bounce back the way Super Spacer can. Thanks to our Thermoset Spacer (TSS) technology, the spacer will expand and contract,but it will always return to its original shape. Rigid metal and plastic spacers cannot compensate for the natural expansion and contraction that occurs daily in insulating glass. Without all - foam Super Spacer, windows can develop stress cracks that eventually lead to seal failure, which is the number one cause for the failure of vinyl replacement windows. Super Spacer’s 100% memory formula will stand up to a wide range of temperatures.

Durability Super Spacer’s outstanding durability is directly related to its edge seal design. Conventional dual-seal technology first lays down two polyisobutylene (PIB) moisture barrier side beads on a metal spacer,backing them up on the outside with a structural sealant to hold the spacing system together. Super Spacer, however, reverses the process. Its structural seal is on the inside – pre-applied to the spacer itself. This takes the form of a pressure sensitive, acrylic adhesive backed up by hot-melt butyl or acomparable, low permeable sealant on the outside, where a gas/moisture barrier seal can do the most good. The result is an unbelievably durable double sealthat provides for amazingly consistent seal quality.

If only the strong survive, then we’ll outlast all the rest. All Super Spacer products meet the challenge of the P-1 chamber, the test many engineers consider the world’s toughest. One week spent in a P-1 chamber is equivalent to one year in the field. And since Super Spacer survives 75+ weeks, well, you do the math. Worldwide Standards Super Spacer has been tested and has met the following global standards.

So when it’s time to replace your windows, be sure to select a product with top of the line materials, like the RJT line of windows installed by Tredegar Construction!


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