Multiple Panes of Glass
Double-paned and triple-paned windows are made up of several sheets of glass sandwiched together using spacers. This multi-layer construction creates air pockets between each layer of glass. Each layer is sealed shut to prevent air from escaping or entering.
Low-E Glass Coatings
Low-emissivity coatings are highly effective at keeping heat inside your home during the winter or out of your home in the summer. These coatings are uniquely designed to control how heat energy from the sun moves around. Energy efficient windows prohibit ultraviolet and infrared heat from entering your home while still allowing sunlight to shine through.
Window Frames and Energy Efficiency
High-quality frame materials will help you get the most out of your energy efficient windows. Wood, vinyl, composite, and fiberglass are all examples of highly efficient materials. Aluminum frames, on the other hand, conduct too much heat to be considered efficient. Well insulated, high-quality window frames will help control the transfer of heat and keep cool air inside your home.