Low-Emissivity glass reduces glare and reduces cooling costs.
Low-Emissivity glass windows are just like having sunglasses for your house that filter the brightness of the light.
What is Low-E Glass?
Low-Emissivity glass, is a type of reflective glass. It is gaining in popularity in residential and office applications. Windows with low-E coatings resist ultraviolet light. Low-E coatings are very thin metallic coatings that reduce visible light by about 10 percent. They are applied using either the vacuum (sputter) or pyrolytic process.
Low-E Glass Advantages
Because it resists ultraviolet light, low-E glass prevents sunlight exposure from damaging carpets, draperies, sofas and other furnishings. Plus, low-E glass reduces sunlight glare in a room. Most importantly, low-E windows reduce energy costs by helping to control the climate in the house.
Low-E glass allows sunlight into a room without letting heat inside. In the summer this keeps rooms cool and lowers air conditioning costs. In warmer southern areas, low-E coatings are usually applied to bronze, green or gray tinted glass. The coatings reduce glare and reflect the sun’s heat away from the structure.
If you're ready to replace your windows with new low-E glass windows, consult with LA/Orange Glass & Door to find the best solution for your home.