Low-E coatings on glass help save heat in the winter and let your house stay cool in the summer! • Express Window Services | Tacoma, Puyallup, Lakewood Glass Replacement
29 Mar 2013

Low-E coatings on glass help save heat in the winter and let your house stay cool in the summer!

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What is a Low-E coating on glass?

E, or emissivity, is basically a measurement of how much heat can get through your glass.  Untreated glass has a high E rating, meaning heat from infrared (IR) energy transfers easily into your home.  A low-E coating helps to insulate the glass and prevent so much thermal transfer.  Low emissivity coatings are a good way to help keep cooling costs down in the summer by blocking extra heat from the sun from entering your home.  On the other side of the glass, it blocks infrared energy from escaping your cozy, warm house in the winter.

Energy Efficiency in Low-E Coatings

Not only will the comfort in your house be noticeably improved, but your heating and cooling bills will also improve.  You’ll be saving money and helping the environment at the same time.  Most of all, our northwestern summers will feel cooler and the winters warmer.

UV Rays and how Low-E can help

Your year-old sofa looking faded and dingy?  UV rays could be the culprit.  One of the benefits of low emissivity coatings on glass is that it can block over 80% of harmful UV rays and keep your stuff looking good as new.Double-paned window with Low-E coating and Argon Gas fill

Milgard SunCoat®/SunCoatMAX® Low-E Glass

We recommend Milgard Low-E glass for optimum comfort and energy efficiency in your home.  Contact us today for a free in-home estimate.

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