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The Quality Of Glass Used On Your Replacement Windows Has A Direct Impact On Your Owensboro, KY Home's Energy Efficiency.

The Quality Of Glass Used On Your Replacement Windows Has A Direct Impact On Your Owensboro, KY Home's Energy Efficiency.

People are often amazed by the amount of science that goes into Pella windows, but one of the most significant components is the glass. If saving energy matters to you, purchasing the lowest priced windows on the market could result in higher heating and air conditioning expenses. Identifying what glass is ideal for your Owensboro area home depends upon multiple factors, in addition to climate and position. Listed are a few helpful tips to consider when picking your replacement windows’ glass:

  • Clear — Clear glass was used historically. Over the past years, with the growing sensitivity of increased energy costs, Owensboro homeowners are choosing glass with unique coating options, such as Low-E, to maximize energy efficiency.
  • Low-E — Low emissivity coating, often referred to as Low-E, is an ultra thin, clear 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 Owensboro 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 — Often used on commercial buildings in warmer climates, reflective glass features a metallic coating developed to reflect away the energy of 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 — Owensboro homeowners can select from multiple panes of glass for their Pella replacement windows. Your home gains protection from the elements using windows built with more than one pane of glass. An even more energy efficient window comes when the double or triple-paned glass is a Low-E insulating glass with argon.

Explore more energy saving options at your Owensboro area Pella Showroom.

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