- Save Money Through Heating and Cooling Seasons
Low-E coatings, gas-fills, and insulating spacers and frames result in a lower U-factor, meaning less winter heat loss. Many low-E coatings also reduce solar heat gain.
- Improve your View and Daylight Intake
Many low-E coatings can reduce solar heat gain significantly with a minimal loss of visible light (compared to older tints and films).
- Live In Comfort
With a low U-factor, window temperatures are more moderate and there are fewer cold drafts. With a lower solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC), there is less discomfort from the summer sun.
- Protect Your House from all the Oregon Rain- Enjoy Less Condensation
Frame, spacer and glazing materials that resist heat conduction do not become as cold and this results in less condensation.
- Love Your Furniture and Paintings- High Performance Coating Reduces Fading
Coatings on glass or plastic films within the window assembly can significantly reduce the ultraviolet (UV) and other solar radiation which causes fading of fabrics and furnishings.
- Give Your A/C and Heater a Break
Using windows that reduce solar heat gain (low SHGC) may allow for smaller, less expensive cooling equipment. Windows with a very low U-factor may ensure winter comfort even without the need for heat registers near the windows.
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