Window glass that absorbs and transfers heat quite fast can cause problems for any home. Fortunately, there’s good news for homeowners in the form of low-emissivity (low-e) glass. In this blog post, we show you how windows with low-e glass help keep your home’s energy efficiency at optimum levels.
Low-E Glass Windows
This type of glass helps block out the sun’s heat and harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. Some can block up to 99.9% of the sun’s UVA and UVB radiation. Such types of glass also help trap indoor heat to regulate your home’s indoor temperature, which can help keep warm air indoors during the winter and outside in the summer. This glass also protects your interior furnishings from fading due to the harmful UV light from the sun.
The right window framing material helps with insulation and reduces heat transfer. These framing materials include fiberglass, vinyl, aluminum, wood, combination frames and composite. Each of them has different qualities that would benefit any home. Two of the best insulators on the market are wood and vinyl. They’ve both established a reputation for durability. Stittsville Windows and Doors has the best wood and vinyl window replacement available in the area.
In the past, windows were only a single pane of glass that separated the interior of your home from the outdoors. Single-pane windows were excellent transmitters of heat into and out of your home. Today, energy-efficient windows come in two- and three-glass pane options. These panes act as a gate to absorb the heat and diffuse it as it passes through. The insulating gas-filled airspace between panes also reduces the amount of heat transfer through the window. It also increases impact resistance and sound insulation.
Upgrade to high-performance, energy-efficient windows from Stittsville Windows and Doors to boost your home’s overall savings. We serve Stittsville, ON, as well as other neighboring communities. Call Stittsville Windows and Doors at (613) 706-1922 now, and get a free estimate.