Low-E glass does more than just lower energy bills. It delivers comfort, creates less condensation and protects valuables from sun damage far better than conventional clear glass. Plus, it meets specific solar and energy control needs for different climates and geographic regions nationwide.
Low-E (low-emittance) glass has a secondary, very thin metallic dual layer coating that allows the sun’s heat to pass through the glass, but at the same time works to reflect radiant heat back toward its source. Since it reflects radiant heat waves, it helps keep the inside of your home warmer in the winter by trapping radiant heat and cooler in the summer by blocking it from your home.
Low-ESC is optimized for warmer climates because its two heavier layers, which are applied through a patented process, block 73 percent of the sun’s radiant heat from entering your home, while providing superior insulation in cooler weather to save you energy year round.
Our Interior Surface Low-E is engineered to have a lower U-Factor, and is applied to the interior surface of the glass, providing increased comfort and improved energy savings. The U-Factor of this glass is lowered approximately 0.04, improving energy efficiency so that many of our doors and windows meet new energy codes and ENERGY STAR® zone requirements.
The neutral color, low-haze, ultra-smooth surface of the Interior Surface Low-E glass provide a clearer view of the outdoors and can be cleaned with common household glass cleaners with no special instructions. Our Interior Surface Low-E is durable and scratch-resistant.
Low-E glass minimizes interior glare, reducing eyestrain and making it easier to watch television or look at a computer screen when bright sunlight fills a room.