Summer in South Florida. A time for ice-cold drinks by the pool and lazy afternoons on the beach. A time for sitting in an air-conditioned room. Really, it’s time to do anything in your power to stay cool.
In addition to protecting your home from hurricane damage, did you know that our impact windows can also play a role in lowering your utility bills and keeping your home cool in the summer? It’s all about finding the right materials.
What is Low-E glass?
Low-emissivity (Low-E) glass is a type of specially-treated glass that allows visible light to pass through it while controlling the passage of heat. The glass is made with a high-tech film that is designed to reflect certain portions of the light spectrum, ultraviolet and infrared rays. These can cause heat to build up in a closed space and can even cause damage to carpets and furniture over time. While the harmful rays are blocked, visible light is allowed to pass through, just like old-fashioned glass. The Low-E film basically acts as an invisible heat shield!
The best of both worlds
Low-E treatments can be applied to any of our impact windows or doors. The resulting material is, by most standards, the perfect option for South Florida properties. It’s tough enough to stand up to flying debris and gale-force winds, yet refined enough to blend in seamlessly with any architectural style. The Low-E coating blocks heat, yet allows ample sunshine to fill your space.
At Orlando T Group, we offer a wide range of Low-E glass windows and doors — and we’d be delighted to help you find the perfect fit for your home or business! They’re energy-efficient… and your wallet will thank you in the long run!
Get in touch with us today to protect your property and lower your energy costs.