Low-E (Low-Emissivity) glass coatings have been developed as a response to the amount of heat and energy that is leaked through the windows in our home. Low-E glass minimizes the amount of ultraviolet and infrared light that is allowed to pass through the pane, without affecting the transmittance of visible light into the home.
When glass absorbs heat and light energy, it is either dissipated by moving air or reflected by the glass’ surface. The ability for any material to radiate energy is known as emissivity. Generally speaking, highly reflective materials have a low emissivity, and darker toned materials have a high emissivity.
All materials, including windows, radiate heat in the form of long-wave, infrared energy, depending on the emissivity and temperature of their surface.
Glass is a major contributor to a buildings energy footprint, and with evermore pressure to meet high energy-rating demands, the market has seen a push towards the availability and use of insulated glass products and energy glass products to achieve high these performance requirements.
Low-E Glass can help homes and business save on your energy expenditure! Call our team today to learn more about our Low-E and Energy Glass range.