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Low-E Glass, A Sound Investment

There are so many choices when it comes to putting the actual glass in your new or replacement windows. From a single pane of clear glass, to a triple layer of UV protected, gas filled, thermal blocker, So let’s break it down.

  • What are Dual and Triple Pane Windows?Also called “glazing”, this refers to the number of panes of glass (obviously two or three), separated by an air space, that make up the window. Both options improve insulation against heat transfer. Triple pane is usually selected in colder climates and also for superior sound control for homes that may be near airports, trains or close to highways.
  • What is Low-E Glass?Low emissivity (low e or low thermal emissivity) refers to a surface condition that emits low levels of radiant thermal (heat) energy. Low-E glass has a clear coating applied to one side of the dual-pane window to insulate it and reflect heat. American Made Windows offers Low-E glass in all our window styles.
  • What Gas is Used Between the Glass?The addition of argon or other inert gas between the panes of glass in your windows can improve thermal performance by not allowing heat to bridge the gap. These spaces and gas improve insulating properties by blocking heat and also aid in reducing annoying condensation from forming between the panes.
  • What is Glass Tinting?Tinting adds a slight color to the glass that also reduces the amount of heat coming into your home, as well as providing privacy. A UV Blocker can help lower the amount of ultraviolet light coming into your home, which can fade your carpets and furniture.

Does my Window Frame Help Energy Efficiency?

In addition to glass options, the frame material you select can also determine how energy efficient a window will be. All American Made Windows replacement windows and doors are tested and certified to the National Fenestration Rating Council’s standards for U-Factor, Solar Heat Gain Coefficient and Visible Transmittance.

American Made Windows offers complete window installation as well as window repair and replacement. No matter what type of windows you need, you can get them custom-made for your home. We pride ourselves on providing an American-Made product to you. To find out more about our products, or to schedule a window inspection and estimate, contact us at 228-818-6136, or you can message us on our contact page. We provide window products and service for homeowners in the entire Gulf Coast region.

 

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