The type of glass in your windows is more important than you might think! Up to 70% of energy loss occurs through the windows and doors in your home, and 90% of heat loss attributed to windows occurs through the glass in them. That’s why energy efficient windows are so important when considering replacement windows for your home. One of the best ways to conserve energy is to get windows that have glass made with a Low-E coating.
Low-E stands for low-emissivity. Low-E glass was created to greatly reduce the amount of ultraviolet and infrared light that comes through the glass in your windows, while allowing the same amount of sunlight to come through and brighten up a room. Low-E glass windows have an ultra thin metallic coating on them that reflects heat. It’s also transparent, so it doesn’t change the look of the glass or make it look foggy or smokey.
Windows from Renewal by Andersen have 9 different layers of metallic materials on them that not only help to save energy and reduce heat transfer, but even make cleaning them easier. Low-E glass helps to keep the temperature in your home at a consistent level. In the summertime, it reflects the heat from sun rays beating down on the outside of your home, keeping the indoors cooler. In the winter, the metallic coating helps to keep warm air inside your home by preventing the transfer of heat.
The windows we sell also go a step further. All our windows contain two panes of glass. Double-paned windows help to further reduce radiant heat transfer from the sun through to the inside of your house. There is also a small space left in between each pane of glass, and this is filled with argon gas. Argon is invisible, odorless, and nontoxic, and it is much denser than regular air. Because it’s so much heavier, it greatly reduces the amount of heat that pass through the space between the two window panes.
All of this adds up to windows that are extremely energy-efficient. This means the hot air outside your home will stay outdoors in the summer, and the warm air will stay inside in the winter, making you much more comfortable in your home and saving you money on your monthly energy bills.
Are you interested in upgrading your existing windows or patio doors to something more energy-efficient? All of the windows and patio doors sold by Mr. Rogers are made with Low-E glass and are extremely energy-efficient. Give us a call or reach out to us via the form on our website to set up a free consultation with us today.