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When it comes to windows, the type of glass you choose is a critical consideration. Experts estimate that 70 percent of energy loss occurs in windows and doors, and that 90 percent of window heat loss occurs through the glass. Energy efficiency is important, but the lingo can be very confusing when researching different types of energy-efficient glass. In this post, we’ll explain what a Low-E window is, why it’s energy efficient, the different types of Low-E coatings and which is best for the area you live in.
Low-E, or low-emissivity, glass was created to minimize the amount of infrared and ultraviolet light that comes through your glass, without minimizing the amount of light that enters your home. Low-E glass windows have a microscopically thin coating that is transparent and reflects heat. The coating is even thinner than human hair! The Low-E coatings keep the temperature in your home consistent by reflecting the interior temperatures back inside.
According to the Vitro (formerly PPG) Glass Education Center, there are several factors used to measure the effectiveness of glass with Low-E coatings:
Are you unsure which type of Low-E glass is best for you? Before you decide, it is important to consider your area’s climate:
When you’re trying to decide which window style, size and design is best for your home, it’s also very important to consider which type of glass would work best. Low-E coatings play a pivotal role in the performance of your windows, can save you money on energy costs and can drastically reduce fading to furniture and décor by blocking UV rays. Stanek® windows are made with a variety of high performance, energy-efficient glass options that can meet your energy performance and budgetary needs.
At Stanek Windows, we use only the best glass when manufacturing our windows. Our Comfort Gard® Plus high-performance glass is one of the most advanced glass options available that won’t visibly darken your room. This high-performance glass utilizes a formulated soft-coat Low-E coating and is built with warm-edge Super-Spacer® technology between the insulated glass panes, which prohibits the transfer of heat.
If you’re looking for one of the most energy-efficient glasses on the market, choose Stanek’s Comfort-Gard® Xtreme high-performance glass. This triple-pane glass is filled with two layers of argon gas, as well as two layers of soft-coat Low-E. Maximize your comfort and lower your heating and cooling costs this season with energy-efficient replacement windows from Stanek.
If you’re ready to lower your energy bills with Stanek’s energy-efficient windows, schedule a free, in-home estimate today, or give us a call at 1-800-230-8301.