Does the Type of Glass Used in Replacement Windows Make a Difference?
Are you ready to replace the existing windows at your home? If so, there are many factors that need to be considered before purchasing a window. You will have to decide the material, style, color, shape, and design all before the installation is completed. However, one of the choices that many homeowners tend to not think about when beginning the hunt for new windows is the actual glass used in the window. It’s easy to forget about because to most homeowners the glass doesn’t really stand out from the rest of the window. However, if you’re interested in enhancing the energy efficiency and durability of your home, the glass may be the most import choice you have to make.
By selecting a window that features a Double-paned Cardinal 366 LoE3 glass, you will be making the best choice you can make for your home in terms of energy efficiency. This impressive style of glass reflects radiant heat better than any other type of glass in the industry. While there are other contributing factors to energy efficiency such as weather stripping and foam enhanced frames being able to reflect radiant heat away from your home may be the most important. In fact, with a low emissivity glass window installed on your home you may even begin to notice a deduction in your monthly energy bill.
Additionally, the type of glass used in your window is also extremely important when it comes to durability. By using a window that utilizes multiple glass panes you will be have a window that can withstand high-velocity impacts better than any other window. This is especially important for Florida homeowners where hurricane force winds are often experienced during certain parts of the year.
For more information about what the type of glass used in replacement windows makes a difference in the durability and energy efficiency of your new window, contact NewSouth Window Solutions today. We proudly serve homeowners throughout Florida.