The Basic Principles Behind Low-E Glass

The most important aspect of any replacement window is the glass. When upgrading your home with more energy-efficient products, Low-E glass is an ideal choice. Keep reading to learn how Low-E glass works:

  • Reduction of Heat Transfer: Low-E glass is glazed with a thin layer of metal or metallic oxide. With this coating, Low-E glass is able to block a huge percentage of radiant thermal energy; in other words, this glass has low thermal emissivity. Low-E glass has a 50% blockage increase over traditional clear glass and 40% over tinted glass. Since the coating is so efficient, you can easily keep the temperature inside more comfortable. Without having to raise the air conditioning or your energy costs significantly, Low-E glass keeps the interior cool. Low-E glass reflects heat energy back to its source, meaning it will keep toasty temperatures inside in winter and ward off oppressive outdoor heat in summer. Just installing Low-E glass in your home can save you up to 15% on energy costs each year.
  • Added Protection Against UV Light: Most windows let in harmful radiation that can negatively affect the interior of your home. Fading furniture, carpets, and wood are a result of too much direct sunlight. Low-E glass blocks twice the amount of harmful radiation as regular glass, protecting your décor. You can extend the life of your furniture and accessories by upgrading to replacement windows that have Low-E glass.

Though Low-E glass windows reduce the transfer of heat and UV light, they do not sacrifice visibility. Visible light easily passes through the windows, allowing you to enjoy the view along with comfortable indoor temperatures.

Wallside Windows uses Low-E glass in our replacement windows and offers you the best selection in Detroit. With a 35-year guarantee, you can enjoy enhanced energy efficiency and aesthetic appeal for as long as you live in your house. For more information on our products, visit us online or call (313) 908-5243.