When it comes to the best in window care, Discount Windows & Doors has always been at the forefront of new technological developments within the fenestration industry. In 2009, owner Jerry Griffin, who has more than 20 years of experience in the window and door industry, identified a need for a window system specifically engineered for Hawaii. Virtually every window being sold in Hawaii was designed on the Mainland, for the Mainland. The Makai Range of windows and doors was specifically developed for Hawaii using state-of-the-art technology to develop a window system ideal for this environment.

The first consideration for the Makai Range was a glass suitable for Hawaii — something stronger and more thermally efficient than what is currently available, and something with the ability to repel salt, minerals and organic dirt common in Hawaii.The solution was Neat® glass from Cardinal Glass Industries. The standard glass in all of the Makai windows is Cardinal Low-E 366 Neat®: Insulated self-cleaning, double-strength glass with a Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) of 0.27 that reflects more than 90 percent of radiant heat, leaving your home significantly cooler.


These windows can almost clean themselves, which is pretty darn “neat.” And you get all of the performance benefits of Cardinal’s Low-E glass. Neat®‘s naturally clean glass harnesses the sun’s UV rays to loosen dirt so water can rinse it away, leaving windows virtually spotless. Your windows will stay cleaner longer and be easier to clean. Homeowners and builders will enjoy the effects that a little sun, rain and Neat® glass bring to windows.

It all starts with the sun

The titanium dioxide layer of Neat® glass reacts chemically with the sun’s UV rays to cause organic materials that are on the glass to decompose. It works even on cloudy days, as 80 percent of UV radiation gets through the cloud cover. Thus when it rains, the decomposed dirt no longer clings to the glass and easily rinses away.

Smoother glass is cleaner glass

Neat® glass is ultra smooth. A thin layer of silicon dioxide makes it exceptionally smooth and hydrophilic — much smoother than ordinary hydrophobic glass.This allows water to disperse evenly, or “sheet off,” and evaporate quickly, greatly reducing water spotting. Easier-to-clean window glass just got better with Cardinal’s Neat® naturally clean glass. No manual activation is required, just a little help from the sun. The results are almost spotless windows, and you’ll spend less time cleaning and more time enjoying the view.


For more information or a free estimate, call Discount Windows & Doors today at 673-6656.

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