Getting new windows for your home brings a lot of decisions with it. In the past, there were different styles and colors, but windows were basically windows no matter what. Today, there is a plethora of options and you have to decide on all of the details to get just what you want for your home. You don’t want your Roseville, CA home to be vulnerable to the elements because you made the wrong choice. You want energy efficiency, functionality, and aesthetics. You want it all! And you can have it by taking your time with the various decisions ahead of you. As you start to look into things like frame material, you will also run across options when it comes to the glass within the windows. You have probably heard of double and triple pane glass (the more panes, the most insulation!), but what about low-E glass? What is it and do you want it?
Low-E glass has an invisible coating on the glass that can help block harmful UV rays of the sun from coming into your home. This is great in both the summer and the winter. When the hot Roseville, CA sun beats down in the summer, the rays are reflected back out of your house so you don’t get that extra heat inside, but you still get the natural light. In the winter, the glass reflects your heating back into your home so you stay warmer without losing as much. Plus your furniture, flooring, and other items don’t fade.
When you add things to your windows, you have benefits that are added to the quality windows as well. When it comes to low-E glass, you can expect the following benefits.
Who doesn’t want to be comfortable in their own home? You get less radiant heat form the sun with low-E glass.
Since the sun doesn’t come in as hot, you don’t have to use as much energy to cool your home. You will rely on your heating and cooling systems less, and pay less on your bills.
Your furniture, flooring, quits, and other belongings will be protected long-term from sun damage. Those things tend to fade over time from direct sunlight, but not with low-E glass.
There are different decorative coatings you can get on the glass that make the low-E coating look even better than it would otherwise.
The energy efficiency of your home is likely a high priority as you look at replacement windows in Roseville, CA. If that is the case, you should at least consider low-E glass. Speak with the professionals at Southgate Glass for more details on low-E glass and replacement windows by setting up a free consultation at 916-476-8396. You can also stop by our showroom and see examples of low-E glass and other options. We’re located at 6852 Franklin Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95823 and we’re happy to show you around during our business hours.