When you are shopping for new windows, you might have several objectives you want to accomplish. You may desire windows that require little to no maintenance, have a long lifespan, look aesthetically pleasing, and most commonly, provide added energy efficiency for your home. With that last criteria in mind, a popular choice is the use of low-e glass, such as those offered by Cardinal LoĒ³, which provides many advantages over standard glass.
“Low-E” stands for low thermal emissivity and refers to this type of glass’s ability to reduce heat transfer. The coating used for this type of glass reflects the heat back to its source, thus providing energy efficiency both in the summer and the winter. The coating on low-e glass is long-lasting, as it is applied to the inside of the glass, where it won’t fall victim to scratches and other damage.
You won’t just save money on heating and cooling utility costs when you have low-e glass windows installed. Because your HVAC system won’t need to work as hard, you’ll be extending its life and reducing repair costs. In addition, the coating also protects against UV light, so your furnishings, carpeting, window treatments, and other belongings won’t suffer the effects of fading and other issues as readily. You’ll spend less money on replacing items because they’ve become damaged.
Investing in low-e glass for your windows is definitely worth it. If you would like to know more about this type of glass and how to get the most energy-efficient option for your home, give us a call at Custom Glass Products. We provide custom solutions for your window needs. If you can draw it, we can make it, so don’t hesitate to contact us for even the most unique applications.