How Low-E Coated Windows Benefit Your Home
Windows are an investment, but there are more benefits than most homeowners even know about.
One major problem with old, leaky windows is that they leak all of your hard earned air conditioning or heat out the window. Another issue is that they let all the light in because they have no energy reflective coating. These allow your house to heat up when the sun comes out. Most newer windows have a Low-E coating.
With modern window’s new Low-E coatings, you can still have a beautiful view and your home won’t heat up like an oven. Historically, Low-E coatings have reduced visible sunlight coming into the house in order to block the sun’s heat. To improve your window’s visibility, scientists have refined these Low-E coatings so that they selectively block IR (infrared) and UV (ultra-violet) so that they block the sun’s radiant heat, while allowing most of the visible light pass through. This results in less heat transfer and better views.
Another benefit of new, Energy Star windows is that the more a window blocks the sun’s radiant heat from entering your home, the less sun damage to your interior. Over time, radiant heat from the sun can fade your carpet, couch, or your cherished pictures. With new energy efficient windows, all of your cherished belongings will be protected. Plus, you’ll soon be saving so much energy, overtime your new windows will pay for themselves.