Paradigm Vinyl Windows

Paradigm High-Performance Vinyl Windows

Credit: Paradigm Windows

What makes this product green?

  • Reduces heating and cooling loads


Paradigm’s premium double-hung and casement windows have unit U-values that meet the GreenSpec standard of 0.20 for vinylCommon term for polyvinyl chloride (PVC). In chemistry, vinyl refers to a carbon-and-hydrogen group (H2C=CH–) that attaches to another functional group, such as chlorine (vinyl chloride) or acetate (vinyl acetate). windows. The highest-performing windows have three glazingWhen referring to windows or doors, the transparent or translucent layer that transmits light. High-performance glazing may include multiple layers of glass or plastic, low-e coatings, and low-conductivity gas fill. layers with kryptonA colorless, odorless inert gas, often used with argon in fluorescent lighting and sometimes used as gas fill in high-performance glazing. fill and multiple low-eLow-emissivity coating. Very thin metallic coating on glass or plastic window glazing that permits most of the sun’s short-wave (light) radiation to enter, while blocking up to 90% of the long-wave (heat) radiation. Low-e coatings boost a window’s R-value and reduce its U-factor. films. These windows meet American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) standards for structural performance, and air and water infiltration.

Manufacturer Information

Paradigm Windows
400 Riverside Industrial Parkway
P.O. Box 10109
Portland, ME 04104
Phone: 207-878-9701
Fax: 207-797-6156
Toll-free: 877-994-6369

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