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Wish the overall temperature in your home would stay more consistent? Want to put an end to hearing the air conditioning or heat kick-on frequently? Dreaming of a home filled with natural light?
In southern Arizona, the climate makes Low-E glass an effective choice.
What is Low-E Glass?
The E in Low-E glass means “emissivity”. Emissivity pertains to how much radiation is absorbed or emitted from a material or surface. Thus, Low-E glass windows in buildings, homes and other structures can reflect or bounce away the heat when it is warm outside. They are designed to keep the heat in throughout the cold winter season.
So, Low-E glass keeps your home cool when it is unbearably hot outside and comfortable when it is freezing outside. It works like a window’s insulation barrier.
A Low-E Glass can be Hard Coat or Soft Coat:
- Hard coat Low-E glass - the coating is placed on the glass just as it is taken out of the furnace. The coating merges with the glass while it is cooling down. It is affordable, and it allows more UV and infrared light to penetrate the glass.
- Soft coat Low-E glass - the coating is placed on the glass as it is being created on the float line and as it cools down. Around two to three extra fine layers of silver are added to the glass.It can be delicate, but it blocks more UV rays and has more clarity than hard coat Low-E glass.
Low-E glass for your home:
- It is designed to reflect heat back to its source.
- Bounces heat away so it stays outside in the summer.
- Allows heat to stay inside during the cold winter months.
- Has greater energy efficiency.
- Allows you to experience lower energy costs.
- Provides you two options: you can choose between having a hard or soft coat Low-E to put on insulating or dual pane glass.
If your main goal is to reflect as much heat as possible back to its source, the soft coat is your choice. Soft coat Low-E glass typically has a higher R value.
When you are evaluating R values, keep in mind R values simply measure resistance to heat loss. You want higher R values when you are looking for better insulating qualities from your glass.
Higher R Values = Better Insulating Qualities = Efficiency = Cost Savings
Low-E glass makes your windows aesthetically pleasing while you enjoy ideal heating and cooling, and benefit from reduced energy costs.
You can rely on Star Glass for the best value Low-E glass replacement installation and repair in your home.
Get guidance from a knowledgeable and experienced company. Star Glass is your glass resource for any and all Low-E glass replacement in southern Arizona.
Find out which product would be best for your needs. Make an informed decision by working with committed and experienced professionals at Star Glass.
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you can save on energy costs or fill out our form.