Low-emissivity, or low-E, windows are a great way to increase the energy-efficiency of your home and lower your energy bills. Low-E coatings are microscopically thin (that means unseen by the naked eye) metal layers that are put on a window surface to help keep heat on the same side of the glass from where it comes from – typically the outside – but without deflecting all of it. Our experts will be able to find find the proper balance between capturing and reflecting solar heat. If you’re interested in installing energy efficient windows, Fort Worth Low-E glass experts at Armstrong’s Glass would be happy to help you.
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There are different kinds of Low-E glass offered by many different manufacturers, including PPG and Guardian. Some types of low-e glass, designed for warm climates like the one here in Texas, reduce the amount of heat being absorbed into the home through the windows during the day. Daylight doesn’t get blocked, so you still fill your home with beautiful natural light, just without the heat that usually comes with it. Low-E glass like this, such as Guardian’s Solarban glass, insulates about 39 percent better than standard insulating glass. This reduces your utility bill greatly.
For a climate such as the one here in Fort Worth, Low-E glass energy efficient windows are a great addition to any home. Keep the solar heat where it belongs – outside. The professionals at Armstrong’s Glass are happy to answer any other questions you may have about low-emissivity – or any other type of glass.