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Window Innovation: Taking a Closer Look at Low-E Glass

A lot of companies in the home improvement industry, particularly those manufacturing windows, are continuously developing products that help make everyday life more comfortable. A major advancement in windows is the low-E glass, which provides many benefits.

Low-emissivity, or low-E, glass has a very thin layer of metallic oxide that reflects heat back into your home while allowing natural light to enter. As it blocks UV and infrared rays, it helps regulate your heating and cooling costs; prevent fabrics, furniture, and paintings from fading; and bring about a more comfortable home environment.

Energy Efficiency
Low-E glass filters ultraviolet light that passes through your home. During the cold months, it prevents heat from escaping through your windowpanes. This helps keep your heating costs down. In summer, it stops heat from entering your home.

Different types of low-E glass that allow for low, medium, and high solar gain are available on the market. Your choice should depend on your climate zone and your home’s cooling and heating demands.

Low-E Options
There are many windows in Allentown and across the country that feature low-E glass. Some of the popular products among many homeowners are from Renewal by Andersen®. Their High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass, for instance, is 56% more energy-efficient in summer and 45% more energy-efficient in winter compared with ordinary dual-pane glass.

If you’re thinking of getting replacement windows, choose low-E glass. Combine it with energy-efficient window styles, such as double-hung and casement, for added benefits.

Let Renewal by Andersen® of Northeast PA, the exclusive supplier of RbA replacement windows Allentown homeowners love, help you choose the right selection for your home. We offer products and services in Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, Stroudsburg, Lehigh Valley, and Poconos Mountain. Contact us today at (610) 355-4055 to request a free estimate from one of our experts.


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January 18, 2019

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