What Is Low-E Glass in a Replacement WindowLow-E Glass in Replacement Windows Nashville TN

Low-E glass – or low-emissivity glass – is a special kind of glass used in the construction of replacement windows. Multiple microscopic layers of silver and other metals with reflective properties are applied to the glass during the manufacturing process. These reflective layers are specially designed to allow in the maximum amount of visible light while reflecting as much of the ultraviolet and infrared light as possible.

There are two common types of low-E coatings, passive and solar control. Passive low-E coatings are applied directly to the glass as it is being produced on the float line using a method called the pyrolytic process. Passive low-E coatings are better for colder climates as they allow some of the sun’s infrared light and heat to pass through the window which can make a home feel warmer. Solar control low-E coatings, on the other hand, are applied after the glass has been manufactured and cut into pieces. Solar control low-E coatings are more ideal for mild to hot climates where air conditioners are used frequently. Generally, low-E glass windows with solar control coatings are thought to be superior to low-E glass windows with passive coatings.

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For all your home improvement needs, including questions about replacement windows, low-E glass, u-factors, window styles, and more, turn to the pros at American Home Design. For more than three decades we’ve provided homeowners in the Nashville, Tennessee, area with top-of-the-line products, expert advice, flawless installation, and friendly customer care. Our high-performing replacement windows, made by Preservation, boast numerous energy-saving features such as low-E glass, insulated foam spacers, and a patented double seal system.

To learn more about partnering with American Home Design for replacement windows in the Nashville area, contact us today.

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