What Is Low-e Glass?

When choosing windows for your Kansas City home, it’s important to consider not only the cost and materials, but also the energy efficiency they can provide. Low-E glass is becoming a popular choice for homeowners who want to go green and save money, but what does “Low-E” really mean?
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Savers page is a great resource for those wanting to learn more about this type of windows. Low-E, or Low-emissivity coatings on glass control heat transfer, reducing energy loss in your home by anywhere from 30% to 50%. That’s quite a difference! While the cost may be around 10-15% higher than regular windows, the impressive energy savings can drastically cut down on your power bills, saving you a good deal of money over the life of the window.
Low-E windows are made by coating a pane of glass with a microscopically thin, almost invisible layer of metal or metallic oxide. There are different varieties designed for different levels of solar gain, depending on the climate of the area and the home’s orientation in relation to the sun.
At Bordner, we don’t just install Low-E windows, we also take the time to educate our customers and provide all of the pertinent information for your home repair needs. With the knowledge and guidance of a Bordner associate, you will be able to choose the windows that are right for your Kansas City home with confidence. Contact us today to learn more about all of our Kansas City home improvement and repair services.

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