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The Quality Of Glass Used On Your Replacement Windows Has A Direct Correlation On Your Mankato, Minnesota Home's Energy Efficiency.

The Quality Of Glass Used On Your Replacement Windows Has A Direct Correlation On Your Mankato, Minnesota Home's Energy Efficiency.

People are often amazed by the amount of science that goes into Pella windows, but one of the most essential components of all superior-rated windows is the glass. If saving energy matters to you, remember that the cheapest windows could result in higher heating and air conditioning expenses. Understanding what glass is ideal for your Mankato area home is contingent upon several factors, in addition to climate and position. Below are a few facts to think about when selecting your replacement windows’ glass:

  • Clear — Clear glass was used historically. More recently, with the heighten concerns of increased energy costs, Mankato homeowners are opting for glass with unique coating options, like Low-E, to increase energy efficiency.
  • Low-E — Low emissivity coating, often referred to as Low-E, is a microscopically 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 Mankato 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”. Different from Heat Absorbing glass, reflective glass was created to reflect solar radiation, rather than absorb it.
  • Panes and air spaces — Mankato 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.

Find more energy saving options at your Mankato area Pella Showroom.

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