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Insulated Glass from Cardinal

California Design works with only high-quality manufacturers of glass for your windows and doors. We’re proud that the Endur Insulating Glass from Cardinal Glass Industries is found in our highest premium window and door brands, including Marvin

Let’s state the obvious – it gets hot, REALLY HOT, here in Palm Desert. We want to keep the heat out, and our homes cool during the summer. Performance of insulating glass (IG) is important – and we can talk to you all day about U-Factors and SHGCs. We think endurance is just as important, and the Endur IG has the glass industry’s lowest failure rate of only .2% over 20 years. The practical consequence of this is the industry’s only comprehensive 20 year factory warranty on insulated glass.  With over 500,000,000 IG units under warranty, Cardinal knows a thing or two about building long-lasting IG units.

What’s in Endur IG?

1 – PRIMARY SEAL: Polyisobutylene (PIB) minimizes moisture permeation, is UV resistant and provides an outstanding argon barrier.
2 – SECONDARY SEAL: Specially formulated silicone for IG units provides long-term adhesion, is unaffected by UV exposure and provides excellent durability when exposed to moisture. Silicone also provides structural integrity.
3 – SPACER: Stainless steel spacer features a roll form design to provide maximum area for primary and secondary sealant coverage. It provides increased resistance to condensation and less stress on IG seal system. No polymer content eliminates the risk of chemical fogging.
4 – DESICCANTS: Beaded molecular sieve provides initial frost points below -65°F. Desiccant assures optimum moisture adsorption while minimizing the effects of temperature-related pressure changes.

If you would like to know more about insulating glass, and what’s available to meet your needs, give us a call.

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