What is Low-E Glass and Why is it Good for my Florida Home?
When investing in new windows at your home it is important to consider all of the important factors of a window. What style is it going to be? What color will work best with my existing aesthetics? Will it stand strong even against the worst weather conditions experienced in the area? While all of these are important questions, one of the most important questions you should be asking yourself is: will my new windows be energy efficient? One of the easiest ways to ensure that it will be is to look for a window company that offers Low-E glass in all of their windows. There are many other technological features that can help impact the energy efficiency but Low-E glass is easily one of the most important.
Low-E glass was invented in the 1980’s for the purpose of keeping in infrared light. While the window was originally designed for cold-weather climates we have found over the years that it is also able to easily reflect back radiant heat. This means that a window with Low-E glass is perfect for all types of weather. Florida homeowners are really only concerned with heat and Low-E glass is the perfect solution for keeping radiant heat from entering into their homes.
Instead of allowing UV rays from entering directly into the window, the way a normal window would. Low-E glass pushes it back and keeps these unwanted UV rays out of your home. In fact, UV rays can also be linked to the fading of carpets, furniture, and wood floors.
At NewSouth Window Solutions, all of the windows we offer are made with Low-E glass and we will happily explain to you about all of the benefits this glass has over all of the others in the industry. Contact us today to learn more!