“Low-E” stands for “low emissivity.” Emissivity is a measure of a surface’s ability to absorb or reflect far-infrared radiation. The lower the emissivity value, the higher the far-infrared reflection.
Infrared radiation is that which is sensed by the body as heat. Far-infrared radiation is radiated from objects (both inside and outside the home) that have been heated by the original radiation from the sun or heated in other ways.
Low e windows have gained popularity in recent years. While low e windows do a great job in some situations, they are not the complete answer to most homeowners’ needs. The sun’s rays contain ultra-violet, visible, and near-infrared radiation.
Low e windows transmit almost all of this radiation from the sun but reflect longer, far-infrared wavelengths. Low e glass windows are your cost and energy efficient solution to your home and office window systems.
The benefits of low e glass windows are:
Many homeowners believe they have adequate UV protection with lowe windows. While it is true that lowe windows do perform better than standard windows, the amount of UV radiation transmitted is still many times that of windows retrofitted with solar control film. There are other causes of fading to consider.
Today, almost all low e windows are dual pane systems. Filming these low e windows will not ruin their low-e properties.
When considering low e glass windows, the features you’ll enjoy include:
Solar window film on lowe glass windows are perhaps the best complete protection available. Low e glass windows will provide heat loss reduction, and the film will significantly reduce the solar heat gain. In addition, low e glass windows will provide glare reduction and block 99.9% of damaging UV rays.
Low e glass windows contain the following features:
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