Achieving Energy-Savings through Low-E Glass

Sep 22, 2016

Saving energy is always on any homeowner’s priority list. When it comes to replacing your windows, Valiant Home Remodelers advises you to look for advanced materials like low-emissivity or low-E glass.

Low-E Glass

What is Low-E Glass?

Low-E glass is a pane with a microscopic layer of metallic oxides. This invisible layer on your windows in Edison, NJ, protects from ultraviolet rays that cause fading in furniture and valuables. It also controls radiant heat as it enters through the window.

There are two types of coating for low-E glass:

  • Soft coat – This has high reflective properties and is usually found on the inside of your window.
  • Hard coat – This has stronger resistance against the elements, so you can find it on the outer surface of your window.

The inside of your dual-paned window also has a thin sheet that acts as a thermal insulator. This way, the window can protect your home from drafts and heat loss.

Why Invest in Windows with Low-E Glass?

Edison, NJ, windows, with low-E glass help you create a more comfortable home and save money through energy conservation. They let in as much light as possible without affecting indoor temperature. During summer, the heat bounces back to the atmosphere, keeping cool air inside. During colder months, the window traps warm air inside your home. With a consistent indoor air temperature, you won’t have to use your air conditioning or heating system too much. This leads to lower utility bills all year long.

The type of window will vary according to your home’s needs. Let Valiant Home Remodelers help you choose the right window design and technology. We are proud to carry ENERGY STAR®-certified windows from top brands like Vanguard, Seaway, and Sunrise®. We also make sure that your windows are sealed properly to prevent air leaks.

Our energy-efficient windows in Edison can also improve your home’s curb appeal. We offer various designs that complement both traditional and modern homes. Our Sunrise windows even come with decorative glass, hardware, screens, as well as various colors and finishes to meet your design needs.

If you want to learn more about low-E glass and energy-efficient windows, call us today at (732) 541-7966. You can also request for a free in-home estimate by filling out our contact form.

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