The windows of a home are often replaced for one or both of these reasons: to improve the overall appearance of the home and increase its energy efficiency.
The vinyl frames of new replacement windows can greatly improve the situation on both fronts but coated Low-E glass can really boost the energy efficiency of a home.
The coating on Low-E glass prevents the sun’s UV rays from entering the home which brings several benefits in addition to increased energy efficiency.
Green T Windows offers a variety of new vinyl replacement windows that all feature Low-E glass.
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The coating on Low-E glass windows works by stripping sunlight of its long-wave radiation, which is the heat source, while allowing short-range radiation, the light, into the home. Radiation is the leading cause of heating and cooling loss in homes so reflecting the radiation while still allowing the light to pass through greatly improves the heating and cooling efficiency.
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While improved energy efficiency is the main benefit of Low-E glass, blocking the sun’s radiation also leads to several other benefits:
- Improved Comfort: Not only does Low-E glass reduce the radiant heat level of a home, but it also reduces condensation, mold, and mildew as well as outside noises.
- Lower Energy Bills: Improved energy efficiency means that the heating and air conditioning will have to run less often which leads to lower bills.
- Protection of Furnishings: Radiation from the sun can cause the color on drapes, carpet, and furniture to fade and Low-E glass reduces this possibility by blocking the radiation.
- Improved Appearance: Replacement Low-E glass windows not only improve comfort and energy efficiency, but they can also improve the appearance of your home as well.
Installing new vinyl windows with Low-E glass can improve the appearance of your home while also improving the energy efficiency and overall comfort inside the home.
Green T Windows offers vinyl replacement windows with Low-E glass in a range of different styles including double hung, garden windows, sliders, pictures, and more.