Energy Efficient Low E Window Installation from Best Buy Windows

“E” stands for “emissivity.” Emissivity is the relative power of a surface, in this case glass, to emit heat by radiation. Low-E windows from your Plano TX window installation company offer one of the most technologically advanced energy efficiency offerings on the market. Best Buy Windows & Siding offers Low-E glass windows to help insulate against heat and cold that can seep into your home and increase the cost of energy expenses.

Low-E windows are coated with a micro-thin layer of metal, which helps retard the absorption of heat from outside, insulating against any variation in temperature during any season. There are two types of Low-E glass:

  • Hard Coat Low-E Glass
  • Soft Coat Low-E Glass

Hard coat Low-E glass contains a thin layer of molten tin poured on to a sheet of glass while the glass is slightly liquefied. Hard coat windows typically have a bluish tint. Soft coat Low-E glass has zinc, silver, or tin applied to the glass in a vacuum. The glass is encased in an electrically charged gas vacuum where molecules of metal coat the glass in a thin delicate layer. Because oxidation is possible, soft coat Low-E glass is usually insulated in a glass assembly with the soft coating in between two pieces of glass. Soft coat glass has the ability to reflect more heat back to the source giving it a higher resistance to heat loss.

According to a listing on the Energy Star U.S. government website, an added benefit to Low-E windows is the protection of fabrics of home furnishings.

New homebuyers often spend thousands of dollars decorating their homes — from furniture and floor coverings to window treatments and artwork. Without high performance windows that block damaging ultraviolet radiation, these furnishings will fade and degrade over time.

For all your energy efficient window installation needs, contact Best Buy Windows & Siding, your local Plano TX window repair and installation company at 214-736-9971.