Saturday, April 6, 2013

What is "low-e" in windows?


What is "low-e" in windows?


The term "low-e" refers to a coating or thin, nearly invisible film on window glass that lowers the
emissivity or radiated heat through the window. The result is a cooler glass surface and a reduction in the transfer of heat into the living space, making it more comfortable and the home more energy efficient. Low-e glass is now standard on most windows or an easy upgrade on others.

Today’s custom homes require you to not only have low “e” glass on the southern exposure side, they also require solar gain windows on the sides of the home that get limited sunlight. Solar gain helps warm up the shaded or limited sunlight sides of the home helping balance the temperature in the home and helping the overall energy efficiency of the entire home.

Rob Abbott
Operations Manager
Village Builders Inc.

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