W A R N I N G
WINDOWS that CAUSE ‘FIRES’- Promoted by Green Energy Standards
LOW-E ENERGY EFFICIENT WINDOWS CAN CAUSE FIRES
The window industry has known that the Low-E Energy Efficient Windows have caused fires.
The industry AND the corporate government agencies have known!
The Department of Energy promotes these windows.
Who would imagine that a green energy code window specification can cause FIRES?
Here’s What Happens:
Sunlight reflected from the metallic oxide coating on the glazed surface of these energy efficient Low-E Windows reflects
heat that CAN cause ignition – FIRE. This combustibility is dependent upon which side of the structure the windows are
located during “direct” sunlight.
The metallic oxide coating is designed to keep the suns heat from entering the home, commercial buildings, etc.
There are MANY reports from consumers, for YEARS, that have told of their experiences of these windows causing fires.
Here are some instances, where windows have reflected heat and melted neighbors vinyl house siding, ignited dry brush
and mulch, set wooden fences on FIRE and burned up parked cars where the reflected window BEAMS hit.
The reflected heat is magnified from the outside glass pane when the pane becomes concaved.
When the Argon Gas leaks out past the seal this creates low pressure within the window. The absence of the gas between the double pane window allows the outside air pressure to bow the window inward creating a concave shape.
The concaved condition creates an intense focused heat effect from the sunlight which can cause ignition.
The reflected sunlight heat is beamed much like a magnifying glass and at the right distant point the beamed heat can cause ignition and FIRE.
Focused heat creates the energy to ignite the exterior fuel.
Remember, these Low E windows are supported by the Department of Energy just like the LED Toxic Light Bulbs . . .
TO DATE – Approximately 80% of current window replacement and rebuilding of structure/homes have installed these Low E Energy Efficient Windows.
THERE IS NO MANUFACTURING RECALL . . .
THESE WINDOWS REMAIN SPECIFIED IN THE NEW GREEN ENERGY CODES.
What we know is these fires caused by these windows is not widely known, and we have no way of estimating how many fires these windows have ALREADY caused.
Now that you have an understanding of these window “defects” we must spread this far and wide – Because NOW You KNOW . . .
Knowing this will make you a better neighbor!
SOLUTION and IDEAS:
In order to comply with our “required” reduced energy consumption WE do NOT need to use these fire causing windows.
Why would anyone, knowingly install these fire causing windows to reduce heat and energy costs? WHY?
Engineering firms might be able to calculate and achieve the lower energy requirements by offsetting the Low E Windows
with safe windows and other energy savings such as roof materials, wall thickness, etc.
The window specification is dependent upon the amount of window area.
Ask about tempered glass on the exterior pane/outside pane which is rigid and less likely to bow.
Again, windows are specified and dependent upon window size. In California tempered windows are specified
in Wildland areas, so we are told!
Please consult with the window representative in your area.
Note – One solution we noted was to place screens on the outside windows to prevent the heat and magnifying effect.
A possible problem would be that the screens will impede the view. Should you sell your home a new owner might
remove the screens NOT realizing the possible fire effects discussed above.
We would suggest you DISCLOSE in your sellers disclosure statement what the screens over the windows are fore –
TO PREVENT POSSIBLE FIRE. .
Again we must ask – Why would anyone, knowingly install these fire causing windows to reduce heat and energy costs?
WHY have PLANS, in all our communities, been adopted claiming that lowering consumption of energy will reduce climate change?
These energy reducing plans have NOTHING to do with us altering the climate.
Our government agencies actually have adopted plans, they say, will prevent our New Normal of Monster Weather Events.
These Climate Action and Resilient Plans are worldwide plans to CONtrol all Land, Energy Use, WATER, Increase our costs
to survive, control and decimate local economies –
and CREATE MASSIVE WORLDWIDE DISRUPTION UNLIKE EVER BEFORE EXPERIENCED that WILL DESTROY EVERYTHING THAT IS GOOD AND DECENT.
DESTROY EVERYTHING THAT IS GOOD AND DECENT . . .
Low E Energy Efficient Windows HAVE Caused Heat Reflections Creating Ignition and FIRE.
Many cities are and have been HIT with weather weapons (Climate Control) and the rebuilding what was destroyed is now in process across the country, and throughout the world.
Cities will use code enforcement requiring all existing buildings be retrofitted to meet your cities agreement to “reduce” green house gas emissions (GHG).
ALL existing buildings that do not comply will ultimately be subject to code violations, fines, penalties
and potentially red-tagged to ELIMINATE occupancy – unless the green energy code requirements are met.
Our cities have approved PACE and HERO loan programs that Rockefeller has schemed as a LOAN financing tool for
energy CODE upgrade retrofitting for OUR properties.
So far, there have been a number of homes that have been foreclosed upon by the inability to pay these Rockefeller loans.
These loans are collateralized against the property and supersede the first mortgage, if you have one.
There is more to understand about the PACE and HERO loans, however, we have given you enough to be aware of
and YOU need to read and understand the fine print.
NOW FOR THE BACK STORY
THIS IS HOW WE LEARNED ABOUT THESE WINDOW CONDITIONS . . .
A family that lost their home in the TUBBS Fire in Santa Rosa, California, 10/8/2017, purchased a new home under construction and moved into their replacement home months after they lost their original home, and ALL their belongings, in the TUBBS Fire.
Sometime after moving into their new home there was a Red Flag Fire Warning in Sonoma County in November of 2018
Important to note what constitutes a Red Flag Fire Warning – low humidity, high heat and wind.
They had an uncomfortable feeling during the FIRE WARNING and did not leave their house that day.
A neighboring unoccupied house had caught fire!
They SMELLED SMOKE.
Upon investigation, behind the unoccupied neighboring house, the mulch and rear yard wooden fence and supports of the
wooden deck were on fire. Immediately, they called the fire department and with the help of a nearby neighbor they
were able to contain the fire with garden hoses until the fire department arrived. The fire had advanced into the crawl space
under the deck and fire was under the house. The fire department pulled off the wood siding and put the fire out.
THE FIRE WAS OUT – HOWEVER, NO ONE KNEW WHAT THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE WAS AT THE TIME.
It was days later that the Low-E Windows started to create black burn spots on the newly replaced material in that same back yard.
This family almost LOST a second home to FIRE!
This WARNING Serves as a Caution to ALL!
Of interest below is a 2014 article out of London –
WINDOWS that CAUSE – Car-melting London skyscraper to be permanently cooled down – National |Globalnews.ca
Car-melting London skyscraper to be permanently cooled down 5/14/2014
LONDON – A London skyscraper that drew ire for having a glare so strong it melted nearby cars and shops will get a permanent fix.
The offending tower – known as the Walkie-Talkie for its curved, bulging shape – is to have a sunshade attached to its south-facing facade to stop the concave surface from reflecting sunlight and beaming concentrated rays to a nearby street, developers said Thursday.
The 37-story building made headlines in September when a Jaguar owner who parked his car at its foot complained that the solar glare melted part of the vehicle. Local shopkeepers also said the beams – dubbed “death rays” by the British press – blistered paintwork and burnt a hole in a floor mat during the hottest parts of the day.
Watch below: London skyscraper heats up streets below enough to fry an egg
Developers Land Securities and Canary Wharf had put up a dark netted screen as a temporary measure. They now say they have received permission to erect a permanent sunshade of horizontal aluminum fins, which they say will solve the problem by absorbing and diffusing sunlight.
The sunshade will cover much of the Walkie-Talkie’s southern face, and will inevitably block the Thames views for the tower’s occupants “to a limited extent,” the developers said. But they added:
“The extra texture, detail and reduction in reflectivity will make the building a better neighbour.”
It wasn’t the first time that the skyscraper, designed by architect Rafael Vinoly and officially known as 20 Fenchurch Street, attracted controversy. Even before it was built, UNESCO, the United Nations heritage body, complained that tall buildings like it would negatively impact the historic Tower of London nearby.