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The Type Of Glass Included Within Your Replacement Windows Has A Direct Effect On Your Sheridan, Wyoming Home's Energy Efficiency.

The Type Of Glass Included Within Your Replacement Windows Has A Direct Effect On Your Sheridan, Wyoming Home's Energy Efficiency.

There is a lot of science that goes into Pella windows, but one of the most essential components of any quality window is the glass. If energy savings means anything to you, purchasing the lowest priced windows on the market could ultimately cost you more in terms of heating and air conditioning expenses. Figuring out what kind of glass should be used for your Sheridan area home depends upon a number of factors, beyond obvious considerations such as climate and positioning. Below are a few helpful tips to weigh as you select your replacement windows’ glass:

  • Clear — Clear glass was used historically. More recently, with the growing sensitivity of increased energy costs, Sheridan homeowners are selecting glass with unique coating options, like Low-E, to improve energy efficiency.
  • Low-E — Low emissivity coating, typically referred to as Low-E, is a super thin, transparent finish of metal oxide on the top of clear glass that reflects infrared energy waves to a significant degree. This coating helps reflect heat in your Sheridan home, returning heat from the sun to the exterior in the warm summer months and returning heat back into the room during the cold winter months, thereby minimizing heat loss.
  • Heat absorbing — Can glass "absorb" heat? Yes! Using green, bronze or gray tints, your windows can be an energy efficient option.
  • Reflective — With mirror-like qualities, reflective glass has a metallic coated surface designed to actually reflect the sun’s rays. Different from Heat Absorbing glass, reflective glass was created to reflect solar radiation, rather than absorb it.
  • Panes and air spaces — Sheridan homeowners can choose from multiple panes of glass for their Pella replacement windows. More than one layer of glass increases a window’s ability to resist heat flow and decrease the U-value; this provides greater energy efficiency. An even more energy efficient window comes when the double or triple-paned glass is a Low-E insulating glass with argon.

Find more energy saving options at your Sheridan area Pella Showroom.

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