Low-E Glass: Natural Light Without Excess Heat

Having more natural light come into your living spaces through your windows in Orange County CA is a great way to create a warm and inviting feeling as well as reduce your reliance on using electric light. However, allowing too much light into your home may cause another problem.

In the case of your windows, allowing too much sunlight can expose you to ultraviolet (UV) light. They may be allowing too much heat into your home. UV light can damage furniture, carpets, paintings, and other home furnishings, while the excess heat may be difficult to control. Fortunately, there is a way for you to enjoy all that sunlight, without having to worry about UV or excess heat.

Windows from us at here at Renewal by Andersen® of Orange County feature an innovative, specially treated glass called low-emissivity glass. This glass is coated by transparent layers of metallic oxides. This transparent layer will allow you to enjoy natural light but will protect you against unwanted UV light and help you control the amount of heat that get into your home.

With a glass that filters UV radiation and excess heat, you can expect your energy costs to go down. Low-e glass is going to help you retain more heat during colder months. During summer, you can expect that it will reflect more heat outside.

We at Renewal by Andersen of Orange County can even offer you something better. We can offer you more low-e glass options that can keep your home more comfortable and more energy-efficient.

An example the low-e glass options we offer is our High-Performance™ Low-E4® SmartSun™ glass that filters 95% percent of UV Rays. This is the most energy-efficient option we can offer. Compared to ordinary dual pane glass, SmartSun™ is 47% more energy-efficient in winter, and is 70% more energy-efficient in winter.

It’s time that you get the Orange County windows that you know you can rely on for performance. Enjoy the benefits of natural light without worrying about UV or excess heat gain with our low-e glass options. For more information, give us a call today.