In the first part of our special blog, we demystified solar heat gain by answering frequently asked questions about it. Now, we want to talk about a way to enjoy the benefits of passive solar heating without its usual drawbacks.
Our top-rated option for cold climates that likewise prevents excessive solar heat gain is our High-Performance™ Low-E4® SmartSun™ glass. It delivers maximum comfort anywhere you live. Here’s why it’s Renewal by Andersen® of New Mexico’s marquee glass package:
Keeping Solar Heat Gain under Control
Equipping your windows with the SmartSun glass can make your home 47% and 70% more energy-efficient in winter and summer, respectively, than using ordinary dual-pane glass. It features our advanced, spectrally selective, multi-layer Low-E coating, allowing it to block a significant amount of heat-causing infrared radiation from the sun. By only letting 28% of solar heat through, expect your rooms to stay cool during the hottest months.
In winter, its layers of innovative Low-E coating traps the desired heat back inside. Our SmartSun glass confines the little solar heat it absorbs, helping you reach your preferred indoor temperature naturally.
Reinforced by our insulative Fibrex® material, argon gas blend, and stainless steel spacer, it minimizes heat loss.
Combating UV Radiation
Apart from its remarkable ability to reflect a lot of infrared radiation, our SmartSun glass denies entry to 95% of ultraviolet rays. By using it for your casement, double-hung, and sliding windows, you could preserve the vibrant appearance of your interior items for a long time.
Allowing Abundant Daylighting
Because our SmartSun glass has spectrally selective coatings, it can recognize the visible portion of the solar spectrum and let a profusion of sunlight in. Specifically, it allows 65% of visible light transmission. Its multi-layer of Low-E coatings virtually has no effect on the clarity or color of the sunshine that enters your space.
If you use it for your bay, bow, and picture windows, your units would capture colorful views and illuminate your interior.
Did you miss the first part of Renewal by Andersen of New Mexico’s special blog? Go to our archive and find a long list of insightful reads about window performance. To talk about your New Mexico window replacement needs, call us at (505) 395-5120 for your FREE estimate in in Albuquerque, NM.