What is Low-E glass?June 04, 2020, 11:25 PM
Materials | Windows
Have you heard about Low-E? Like many people, if you are in the process of shopping for windows, you know that there are a lot of options available to you. And the options that come with Low-E glass are especially interesting.
Read on to learn more about Low-E glass.
What exactly is Low-E glass?
Put simply, Low-E glass is glass that has an emissivity of 4%, compared to standard glass with approximately 84% emissivity.
Without getting bogged down with the technical details, the composition of this glass allows heat from the sun to enter, and blocks the heat inside your home from escaping. In other words, it is low emissivity glass!
Low-E glass results in energy savings
Low-E glass allows you to reduce your home's annual heating and air conditioning bill.
Low-E glass ensures year-round comfort
Installing windows equipped with Low-E glass keep your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.
So for those who are sensitive to major temperature variations throughout the year, Low-E glass comes with major benefits.
Low-E glass provides UV protection
Low-E glass helps to reduce discolouration of carpets, hardwood floors, furniture and blinds. If you own a home with a lot of windows, investing in this type of glass could be worthwhile.
Is Low-E glass a better investment for my home?
This type of glass has earned a very good reputation in recent years. In addition to the advantages listed above, Low-E glass is recognized as providing its owners with better thermal insulation than regular windows.
Speak with a Vinylbilt retailer to learn more about this glass option.