The Type Of Glass Used On Your Replacement Windows Has A Direct Impact On Your Ketchum, ID Home's Energy Efficiency.
People are often amazed by the amount of science that goes into Pella window products, but one of the most important components of any quality window is the glass. If saving energy matters to you, purchasing the lowest priced windows on the market could end up costing more in heating and air conditioning expenses. Figuring out what type of glass is best for your Ketchum area home depends upon several factors, beyond obvious considerations such as climate and positioning. Below are some facts to consider when picking your replacement windows’ glass:
- Clear — Clear glass was used historically. More recently, with the growing sensitivity of inflating energy costs, Ketchum homeowners are selecting glass with unique coating options, such as Low-E, to increase energy efficiency.
- Low-E — Low emissivity coating, typically referred to as Low-E, is a super thin, transparent finish of metal oxide on the surface of clear glass that reflects infrared energy waves to a significant degree. This coating helps reflect heat in your Ketchum 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 — Ketchum 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 results when the double or triple-paned glass is a Low-E insulating glass with argon.
Discover more energy saving options at your Ketchum area Pella Showroom.