When your house needs Hidden Hills, CA window replacement, you start looking into ratings and other options. You might know about the U-factor, the Solar Heat Gain Coefficient, and the fact that Energy Star labels are a good thing to watch for. You’ve probably heard about triple pane glass and inert gas fillings between the panes. You have likely also heard about low-E coatings as you get deeper into your research. But are those coatings up to the hype they are getting? They really are and here’s why:
Low-E Coatings Protect Homes From Heat
The heat of the sun in California can be intense and when you’re outside, you expect it. Inside, you want natural light, but that comes from the sun, which you know can be hot. And that’s where the low-E glass comes in to help. If you have those coatings on your glass, the light gets in, but the heat is blocked out. Your home is no longer hot, but still has natural light. It’s a win-win situation.
Low-E Glass Saves Items From Fading
One of the side benefits from blocking the heat of the sun is that it’s the UV rays that are blocked out. You don’t have to worry about those harmful rays entering your home and fading the flooring, furniture, pictures, and other things. The items in your house are well protected and you will replace them with less frequency because of your windows.
Low-E Coatings Lower Bills
Because your home isn’t as hot, your air won’t have to run as much. You’ll see a decrease in your energy bills even further than you would with regular replacement windows. The low-E coatings cost a bit more, sure, but they save you more on the other end of the installation as well.
Low-E Coatings Increase Comfort
Low-E windows have metallic coatings on them, which reflect heat. That’s good any season of the year. In the summer, they reflect the heat back outside of your home. In the winter, they’ll reflect the heat back in. Either way, you’re more comfortable and your HVAC system works less hard. It’s that simple—and a big reason why there’s so much hype around this option.
In the end, you get to decide whether or not your Hidden Hills, CA window replacement will include low-E coatings. Talk to the professionals at Concept Windows & Doors about that option and all of the others you have to consider. Give us a call at (818) 786-9100 to set up a consultation. We can come to your home, check out the challenges you face surrounding your windows, and give our expert advice as to what might work the best. You get to make the final decisions, of course, and we won’t pressure you one way or another. Visit our showroom at 6035 Sepulveda Blvd, Van Nuys, CA 91411 to get ideas for new windows. We’re here to show you around, talk about options and ratings, and give you all the information you need.