Our Passive Window Systems
Logangate only installs windows from the highest quality manufacturers. Double-pane windows with Low-E coatings and argon gas are standard, but you can choose window options that incorporate the most efficient technologies on the market. Special coatings for passive solar applications or high-impact windows for hurricane zones are available.
Energy Efficient Technology: If you’ve ever sat next to a cold window in winter, you’ll know that windows are very bad at keeping heat inside your house. To overcome this, energy efficient windows are built with two panes of glass, and the gap between these panes is filled with argon, an inert gas that improves the window’s ability to insulate.
Yet if you’ve ever gotten into parked car on a hot summer day, you’ll know that glass is very good at absorbing the sunlight that shines on it. It will then re-radiate that heat into the environment it encloses. This effect can make a car–or a living room–uncomfortable.
Low E glass filters long wave radiation from the sun. This reduces solar heat gain from the summer sun, helping to keep your home cooler. The low E coated glass blocks unwanted ultraviolet radiation (protecting fabrics, furniture, and rugs) and reflects away the long-wave infrared radiation that can add heat to the inside of your home.
Low E glass takes on a new responsibility in winter months. It lets warm short wave solar rays into your home for natural warmth. In cold weather, the heat inside moves toward your cooler windows but the Low E coating acts like a mirror, reflecting it back inside to help save you money!
Climate-Specific Design: The right window depends upon the climate you build in. Customers in hurricane zones may want impact resistant windows to give their home extra protection from storms, while those building in Florida will benefit from a different type of Low-E coating than those building in New England. If you are hoping to build a high-performing, passive solar home, you also have options for the type of window glass best suited to your needs. We work with each and every customer to make sure they receive the best type of window for their project.
Installation Details that Matter: How a window is installed can make a difference in the weather-resistant performance of the wall. We install windows in our factory–not high up on a ladder in the rain. And we install windows with careful attention to flashing details that can help keep the window opening from leaking.