What is Low-E Glass?
Low-E, short for low-emissivity, is glazing with a microscopically thin, transparent coating that reflects. Low-E glass is a revolutionary breakthrough in energy efficiency, designed to minimize your home’s interior exposure to harmful UV rays while maximizing its light intake. This innovative glazing technology offers exceptional protection against radiation and provides improved heating and cooling performance, essential for any home. Low-E glass reflects infrared light, responsible for most of the heat that passes through a window. Low-E glass helps keep a home or office comfortable all year round. Low-E glass is particularly beneficial in climates with hot summers and cold winters, as it can help reduce energy bills by keeping the temperature inside the building at a comfortable level. Low-E glass is also used to reduce the amount of ultraviolet light that enters a building. Ultraviolet light can prevent furniture, carpets, and artwork from fading and reduce the number of UV rays entering the home. Low-E glass is an increasingly popular choice for both residential and commercial buildings. It is a cost-effective way to increase energy efficiency and lower energy costs.
Energy Efficiency Ratings
Energy Efficiency Ratings commonly fall between 0.25 and 1.25; the lower the rating, the better the low-E coating. Also consider the solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC), which is the quantity of solar radiation that passes through a window, measured between 0 and 1.
When you invest in energy-efficient windows and doors, not only are you making an environmentally conscious decision but also one that can significantly reduce your monthly expenses. Think outside the frame to ensure a better outcome – because selecting the right window is truly worth it!