Solar View Windows
Solar View windows are made with the Pacific Northwest in mind.
They aim to provide excellent energy efficiency without blocking the outside light.
Since so many of us live with rather short days during the winter, to squander the light would be unthinkable. Other window companies shade the exterior light, as would be appropriate in the Sun Belt. However, the Northwest has particular needs.
In fact, Solar View allows up to 68 percent more visible light into your home than other windows with similar energy-saving performance ratings. This means that all year around you and your family will have the benefit of excellent visibility. This visibility does not show up on the energy bill, but you will notice a payoff in terms of your quality of life. When the eyes receive more light, your mood can improve, which will have a domino effect in your work and the rest of your life. It’ll be hard to find anyone in the Northwest who argues with the value that brings to the table. Plus the windows are just darn attractive.
Excellent Energy Ratings
All Solar View windows and doors can be made with a U-Value of .25 and lower. Solar View’s R-value, which is an overall measure of thermal resistance, is higher than the minimum required for an EnergyStar window. Their rating is up to 4.55, where the EnergyStar requirement is 3.33. With such an excellent energy rating added to the level of visible light admitted through their windows, it’s no wonder that we feature Solar View as a superior choice.
Solar View’s replacement windows are available with a variety of interior wood grain finishes and factory finished exterior color options as well as a range of hardware options which are sure to please any homeowner. If wood grain is not to your liking, there are 17 custom colors available for the exterior.
Solar View is available in:
- Horizontal Sliders
- Single Hungs
- Double Hungs
- Double Sliders
- Picture Windows
- Patio Doors
Not only do they offer a great product out of the box, but Solar View’s windows stand the test of time. They can boast a .2% seal failure rate over 20 years, which is phenomenal and is the lowest in the industry. This means that you will likely never have to replace their windows. If you choose to sell your home after replacing the windows with Solar View, make sure to include these facts in your sales material. It may not add extra value to the home, but you might preserve value and ensure that you have fewer headaches during the inspection period.
The Technology That Makes it Work
Cardinal LoĒ-180™ provides excellent insulating capability, blocking heat loss to the outside and reflecting heat back into the room. What’s more, it’s an ideal glass for our climate and passive solar applications because it allows the winter sun’s heat to pass into the home while still blocking 71 percent of the sun’s harmful UV rays.
Argon gas filled Stainless spacer XLEDGE
XL Edge insulating glass comes with the lowest failure rate in the industry. Cardinal’s superior IG construction translates into a 0.2% seal failure rate over twenty years – plainly the lowest in the industry. This is one of the reasons why cardinal is able to provide an additional, transferable, 20-year guarantee on XL Edge units. Argon is filled inside the IG unit, improving window U-factor. Since XL Edge is a warm-edge IG, the possibility of indoor condensation is greatly reduced
Cardinal LoĒ-i81 is a state of the art coating baked onto the inside surface of the glass, (the one you can touch). This coating reflects escaping heat back into the room and significantly lowers U-factors. This Coating gives our State-of-the-Art double-pane windows U-factors rivaling many triple-pane windows. In addition to providing maximum energy efficiency in a double-pane unit, its surface is smooth, making it easier to clean. And perhaps most importantly, it is not a dark tinted window like most high performance and Triple-pane windows are.
Created by Lifetime Windows
Solar View is a creation of Lifetime Windows & Doors, and we have the Pacific Northwest customer on our mind, and we are happy to work with them. Our rather long, chilly winter demands high-efficiency windows but also glass which lets us see outside. Solar View has you covered all the way. We know you will love these windows.