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Water Repellent Coatings

Most Central Oregon residents get their household water from wells. The quality of Central Oregon well water is excellent, but when drops of water dry on glass, they leave a spot. Those spots are caused by dissolved silica (sand). The water in Redmond, for example, has about 90 ppm of dissolved silica, a relatively small amount, but enough to leave visible spots.

Insulated Glass (IG) Failure

Insulated glass (sometimes called “double-pane glass”) is the assembly of two separate panes (called “lites”) of glass over a spacer frame to form a hermetically sealed air space between the lites. The air space provides a far greater impediment to thermal transfer between the interior and exterior sides of the building wall, improving building comfort and reducing heating and cooling costs.