Vented storm protection extends the life of a window system. It circulates the air between windows by creating an upward draft in the space between windows. As the air between the covering and the stained glass warms, it rises and exits the vents at the top of the window. The upward movement of air pulls fresh air into the lower vents. This movement of air is critical for weeping out condensation and reducing the heat between the stained glass and the storm covering. For small- to medium-sized windows, the venting is along the perimeter while larger windows are also vented within the dividing framework of the window.
- Venting reduces the solar heat buildup between windows. As the air between the windows heats, it rises. This upward movement pushes heated air out of the top vents and draws cooler air into the bottom vents.
- Venting reduces moisture between windows. As fresh air is drawn into the window space and moves upward, condensation is wicked from the window space.
- Frame can be custom color to match the exterior trim color of the church.
- We custom bend and fabricate the aluminum frame to match existing window configurations.
- Frames are vented to reduce heat and condensation between the covering and the stained glass.
- Glazing is 0.25-inch thick safety glass (not plastic!) which will not discolor with age and will remain clear indefinitely.
- We offer two types of clear glazing:
- Laminated Safety Glass: 2 layers of clear glass with an inner layer of Saflex, a material which holds the glass together in the event of breakage. (Laminated glass is the same material used in automotive windshields.)
- Tempered Safety Glass: just one sheet of glass.