While summer may be the perfect time to have lockdown-friendly pool parties with your family and put your charcoal BBQ grill to good use, the blistering heat inside your home can easily spoil the fun.
Cranking up the air conditioner is one way to go about things. However, the exorbitant electricity bills will leave a sour taste in your mouth.
So what do you do?
According to research, replacing regular doors and windows with low-e glass alternatives is a great way to keep your home cool during summer months and warm during winter months.
What’s the science behind this? We’ll break everything down.
Here are five benefits of installing low-e glass doors and windows this summer.
1. Reduced Energy Costs
Low-e (low-emissivity) glass is a microscopically thin and transparent coating of metal layers that improves energy efficiency and reduces energy costs. It is commonly attached to windows and doors to effectively minimize the amount of UV and infrared light that normally enters interior spaces and causes excessive heating.
It’s important to note that low-e glass does not block visible light (short-wave energy). This plays a big role in ensuring adequate visible light enters your home without causing heating, as UV (long-wave energy) is effectively blocked.
Once installed, your home will feel cooler and require less air conditioning than normal. The outcome? Substantial savings and greater comfort.
Low-e glass also reflects winter heat inside, thereby preventing the loss of warmth during frigid winter months.
2. Less Destructive UV Damage
Over time, excessive UV damage caused by regular doors and windows can wreak havoc on your furnishings, interior accessories, and carpeting.
Low-e glass lowers destructive UV damage by blocking harmful UV rays. Whether you’ve been dealing with faded sectionals or damaged leather, opting for low-e glass doors and windows is a great way to nip the damage in the bud.
We suggest installing low-e glass steel sliding doors, iron French doors, wrought iron entry doors, or steel front doors to minimize the damage.
3. Enhanced Window and Door Durability
Adding a protective layer of low-e glass to windows and doors increases their durability and longevity. Low-e glass alternatives withstand weather damage owing to their excellent insulation properties.
If you want to take functionality up a notch, invest in low-e glass factory-style steel windows that bathe your home in natural light without causing destructive UV damage. Factory-style steel windows have extremely durable steel frames that are galvanized to prevent decay, corrosion, and weather damage.
Unlike wooden frames, steel frames have a heavy-duty framework and require minimal maintenance. In addition, they don’t contract or expand because of extreme weather conditions.
Combine powerful steel frames with low-e glass for a powerful combination that poses no problems in the long run.
4. Reduced Condensation
Window and door condensation is one of the most common and aggravating problems encountered by homeowners.
As the weather begins to change, condensation can quickly develop and wreak havoc on your doors and windows.
Low-e glass minimizes and, in many cases, entirely eliminates unwanted condensation.
5. Reduced Carbon Footprint
Reducing your carbon footprint should be one of your biggest priorities in 2020.
As the burning of fossil fuels (coal, oil, and natural gas) continues to destroy our planet, we can’t just sit back and watch; we have to actively do our part in reducing climate change.
While switching to green energy is a great way to get started, it may not always be feasible for everyone.
Switching to low-e glass is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint by increasing the overall energy efficiency of your household.
We also recommend unplugging your devices when they are not in use to reduce phantom loads. In addition, you can look into line-drying your clothes, increasing reusing and recycling, purchasing less heavily-packaged products, and switching to LED light bulbs to further reduce the damage.
If you’re ready to make your home more energy-efficient, we can help you get started. At Pinky’s Iron Doors, we stock a wide range of low-e glass wrought iron doors and black steel doors.
Our collection includes pocket steel doors, iron glass doors, custom steel doors, custom iron doors, and iron patio doors, among many others.
Make the most of our ongoing sale of up to 60% off to invest in your favorites at heavily discounted prices.
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