Many homeowners are switching to low-e glass — also referred to as low-emissivity glass—when upgrading their home’s windows. With low-e glass, you can reduce the amount of harmful ultraviolet light entering your home, improve energy efficiency efforts, save on annual heating and cooling costs and create a more comfortable indoor environment for you and your family. While low-e glass has many benefits, does it mean that you can’t add any other features or upgrades to your window’s glass, like lamination? Let’s find out.
Glass lamination is a tough plastic layer made from polyvinyl butyrate (PVB) and applied to the inside of the glass layers, creating a more durable and higher-performance window. Laminated glass is an especially useful upgrade if your home is located in an area with severe natural disaster occurrences like hurricanes or earthquakes.
If you’re looking for the most efficient and dependable window glass available, you’ll be happy to know that you can add lamination to your low-e coated glass. When perusing the various kinds of laminated low-e glass, you’ll see two different glazing types:
Both types of laminated glass improve the functionality of a low-e coating, and which kind of lamination works best for you depends largely on your budget, expectations and needs. A window featuring insulated glass with a low-e coating and lamination is ideal for homes located in warmer climates and will have even more thermal insulation capabilities, exceptional solar heat control and better energy efficiency.
When you go the extra mile and select low-e laminated glass for your windows, you’ll benefit from the following:
For advice on which type of glass is best for your home, consult the experienced professionals at Glass.com. Reach out to us today by calling 816-945-2778 or filling out our online contact form.Get an Estimate
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