Things You Should Know About Low-E Glass

It is common for companies these days to develop and manufacture products that can help increase your home’s energy efficiency. A good example of an energy-efficient product would be windows that come with Low-E glass.


Let NEXT Door & Window Inc. talk about Low-E glass and its effects on your home’s energy efficiency.

What Is Low-E Glass?

Glass continues to play a big role when it comes to improving solar and thermal performance. A reliable way to achieve this is to apply Low-E coatings on replacement windows in Burr Ridge. These coatings help reduce the amount of UV and infrared light that passes through the glass without affecting the amount of visible light that passes through it.

How Does Low-E glass Work?

Low-E glass comes with a thin, transparent coating that reflects heat. When heat tries to escape during winter, the Low-E coating will reflect heat back inside the glass, reducing heat loss. The opposite happens in summer, when heat is allowed to escape from the glass and make your home cooler. The effectiveness of Low-E glass is measured by the following factors:

  • U-Value: This represents a window’s rating based on the amount of its heat loss.
  • Visible Light Transmittance: This refers to the amount of light that passes through a window.
  • Solar Heat Gain Coefficient: This refers to the portion of solar radiation that passes through and is absorbed by a window. The lower a window’s solar heat gain coefficient, the less heat it emits.
  • Light to Solar Gain: This is the ratio between the window’s Solar Heat Gain Coefficient and its visible light transmittance.

Our Replacement Windows

We provide Burr Ridge replacement windows that can help increase your home’s comfort levels. They come with Low-E glass that can help reduce the amount of heat that leaves and enter your home. This will keep you from relying too much on your HVAC units, leading to more energy savings. In addition, this will prevent UV rays from entering your home and ruining your carpet and drapes. They can also reduce water spots when exposed to sunlight, giving you a clear outdoor view.

Count on NEXT Door & Window Inc. to provide you with products that will make your home cozier. Call us today at 1-877-676-9710 for a FREE estimate.

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