In an age when energy efficiency is a key factor in buying residential windows, you can never go wrong with low-emissivity (Low-E) glass. It has several benefits in terms of insulation and temperature control. At Renewal by Andersen® of Kansas City, your local window company, we’ve taken the time to give you the low down on Low-E.
The Power of Low-E Glass
Explaining the Light
When it comes to windows, an important thing to remember is how windows work. If you look at the double-hung windows in your house, closer inspection will show they are built with several panes, each coated to combat the transfer of heat and ultraviolet rays. This coating acts as a restrictive gate that keeps UV from entering.
Because of this, it helps filter out the sunlight to a more manageable spectrum. On its own, sunlight is made up of visible light, infrared light and ultraviolet radiation, among others. UV light makes up only 3%, but it’s also the most harmful of the lot.
Explaining the Glass
When it comes to Low-E glass, the coating of the glass is built specifically to minimize the amount of light, heat and UV rays passing through. It has a relatively thin coating inside made of highly reflective materials.
Explaining our Service
When it comes to Low-E glass installation for different types of windows like bay or sliding windows, Renewal by Andersen has years of experience in the business. We offer different kinds of Low-E glass, all proven to be efficient heat insulation solutions for both summer and winter. That means you can stay cool in hotter days and warm on cooler days.
For more information on our installation services, call us at (913) 385-1300. We provide free on-site inspections, estimates and warranties when installing your new windows. We serve homeowners in Olathe and Independence, MO.