When it’s time to replace the windows in your home, you want to make the best possible decision. You’ll probably consider the style of your windows and be sure to choose something durable that will stand the test of time. But you may be overlooking one of the most important considerations when it comes to choosing new windows for your home.
Your windows are one of your home’s greatest protection against weather elements, and yet you may not have considered their vital role in keeping your energy expenses at bay. At Anderson Exteriors in Minnesota, we offer low-E glass that works to block solar rays and keep your energy losses down.
Read on to learn how low-E glass can make your home more efficient!
What Is Low-E Glass?
Low-E stands for “low emissivity.” The solar spectrum is made up of visible light, ultraviolet light, and infrared light.
- Ultraviolet light is what causes your skin to become damaged and your furnishings and fabric to fade and become discolored over time after exposure to the sun’s rays.
- Infrared light is responsible for transmitting heat into your home or another space.
Keeping UV and infrared rays out traditionally meant compromising the visible light in a room. Low-E technology was developed with the goal of minimizing the transmission of both infrared and ultraviolet light while not limiting the amount of visible sunshine that is allowed into a space.
Benefits of Low-E Glass
Choose Anderson Exteriors to install your low-E windows, and you’ll enjoy many benefits!
1. Low-E Windows Improve Energy Efficiency
Energy efficiency should be a major consideration when installing windows in your home. Available records suggest that windows account for 25%-30% of residential heating and cooling energy use in the United States.
So, if you’re choosing a window for your residential or commercial construction, the low-E glass will work best for energy efficiency.
2. Low-E Glass Reduces Ultraviolet Radiation Damage
When it enters your windows, the sun can damage your belongings, such as fabrics, pictures, and carpeting. Low-E glass windows help to protect your valuables from the fading effects of sunshine by blocking UV radiation.
3. Low-Emissivity Windows Reduce Glare
Low-E glass windows reduce glare in a room by preventing infrared and ultraviolet light from penetrating. That means less glare on your nicely hung photographs and artwork and your computer and phone screens when using them at home.
4. Low-E Glass Doesn’t Retain Too Much Condensation.
Condensation can form on glass windows during the summer. This happens when hot air comes in contact with cold window glass. Although this may not appear to be a major issue, excess water might lead to more serious issues in the future.
Low-E glass reduces or eliminates undesired condensation on windows, reducing the risk of mold or mildew growth.
Professional Window Replacement Contractors Serving Minnesota
At Anderson Exteriors in Minnesota, we offer a wide range of replacement windows to meet your needs. Whether you are looking to reduce your home’s heating and cooling expenses, or you simply want to create a new look and add curb appeal, we can help. From low-E glass to front door replacement, we’ve got you covered.
Give us a call at 763.323.0970, or contact us online to get a free quote on your low-E window replacement.