What is a Super Spacer? Another health smart decision!
Having the best glass option in the industry isn’t enough unless it is packaged with the best insulating system on the market. Our Super Spacer is a true warm edge spacer and is a specially engineered, all foam, NO-Metal technology. Super Spacer is a true dual seal warm edge spacer system that uses a high-performance acrylic adhesive for its structural seal, backed by a moisture vapor seal.
Two seals are better than one
This is proven by the fact that windows made with Super Spacer last five times longer in durability tests than single seal units.
Unlike metal spacers, Super Spacer can bounce back when put to the test against winds, temperature fluctuation, rain, snow and UV light. The foam Construction of Super Spacer allows it to expand and contract as needed, but always returns to its original shape. Without Super Spacer’s 100 percent memory formula, windows can eventually crack and lead to seal failure.
Windows lose and gain heat by conduction, convection, radiation, and air leakage. Conduction is the movement of heat through a solid material – touch a hot skillet and you feel heat conducted from the stove through the pan. Heat flows through a window in much the same way.
Unlike metal-based spacers, the all foam construction of Super Spacer is non-conductive, blocking heat flow through the window. By blocking the heat escape path, Super Spacer provides one of the best thermal performances in the industry.
The fact that Super Spacer is non-conductive means that it also protects a major household threat, mold. Window condensation can lead to molds that increase the likelihood of allergens, includeing fungi, viruses and mites that may cause respiratory infections, allergies and asthma.
Mold needs moisture to grow. To keep condensation off the glass, windows need to have the warmest inside surface temperature as possible. The worlds warmest edge occurs with Super Spacer.
The closed-cell polymer foam in Super Spacer transmits very little sound compared to conventional metal spacers. Another reason you’re more comfortable at home with Super Spacer.
Argon Gas Retention
An independent study found that Argon gas I.G. units made with Super Spacer lost less that 1% in five years in both Accelerated Weather Cycling and High Humidity test. The Maylar vapor barrier film serves many purposes. Among them, it helps keep moisture out and the gas in.