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The Type Of Glass Included Within Your Replacement Windows Has A Direct Impact On Your Bloomington, IN, IN Home's Energy Efficiency.

The Type Of Glass Included Within Your Replacement Windows Has A Direct Impact On Your Bloomington, IN, IN Home's Energy Efficiency.

People are often amazed by the amount of science that goes into the construction of Pella windows, but one of the most important components of all superior-rated windows is the glass. If energy savings means anything to you, buying cheap windows could result in higher heating and air conditioning expenses. Understanding what glass is ideal for your Bloomington, IN area home is dependent upon several factors, along with weather and exposure to direct sun. Listed are some tips we would like you to consider when picking your replacement windows’ glass:

  • Clear — Clear glass was used historically. More recently, with the heighten concerns of inflating energy costs, Bloomington, IN homeowners are opting for glass with unique coating options, such as Low-E, to maximize energy efficiency.
  • Low-E — Low emissivity coating, commonly referred to as Low-E, is an ultra thin, transparent finish of metal oxide on the exterior of clear glass that reflects a significant percent of heatwaves. Low-E coating helps reflect heat in your Bloomington, IN 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 conserving the energy and reducing your home’s heating bills.
  • Heat absorbing — Can glass "absorb" heat? Yes! Using green, bronze or gray tints, your windows can be an energy efficient option.
  • Reflective — Glass that has been manufactured with a metallic coating, which allows it to reflect heat, is known as “reflective glass”. By reflecting radiation waves away from the structure, reflective glass allow the building to be more eco-friendly and energy efficient year round.
  • Panes and air spaces — Bloomington, IN homeowners can select 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 results when the double or triple-paned glass is a Low-E insulating glass with argon.

Explore more energy saving options at your Bloomington, IN area Pella Showroom.

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