As a homeowner, low-emissivity (Low-E) glass might very well be your best friend.
Hear us out: Low-E is a solar control glass that blocks sun rays and heat. This regulates the temperature inside your home, creating a cool and comfortable living environment. In turn, you won’t need to run the air conditioner on full blast (or pay sky-high energy bills).
But why settle for ordinary Low-E glass? Let us introduce LoĒ³-366, a Low-E glass with a triple layer coating. Here’s what that means for your home, family, and wallet.
Low-Emissivity Times Three
Low-E glass is made by coating raw glass with thin layers of metal. The metallic particles reject the sun’s harsh rays, which decreases solar heat gain and controls the indoor temperature.
LoĒ³-366, a Cardinal product, takes it up a notch. It’s made with not one… not two… but three layers of silver. Cardinal uses silver in their Low-E coatings because it’s excellent at reducing electromagnetic energy—including ultraviolet rays, visible light, and infrared radiation.
The result? Year-round thermal protection. This ensures that you and your family feel comfortable, regardless of the season or weather.
Enjoy the View with LoĒ³-366
LoĒ³-366 is an ideal alternative to tinted glass, which is frequently used in warm climates like the Arizona desert.
Tinted glass, which is also used to improve solar control, works by absorbing sunlight. Some prefer to manually tint their windows by adding a tinted film.
Although tinted glass sounds ideal in the Arizona heat, it has many disadvantages. Tinted glass blocks natural sunlight while obstructing your outdoor view. Additionally, since it absorbs sunlight, tinted glass can become very hot. It’s the perfect setup for thermal stress and cracking.
On the other hand, LoĒ³-366 blocks solar gain, which keeps your living environment cool. Its crystal-clear coating allows 65% of visible light to filter in and illuminate your home.
With LoĒ³-366, your indoor view will be just as beautiful, too. It blocks 95% of the sun’s UV rays, which protects your furniture, curtains, and carpets from unpleasant fading and discoloration.
XO Windows is Proud to Offer LoĒ³-366 Glass
As you can see, triple layer coating means amazing things for your home—and wallet. It’s the best way to improve energy efficiency while providing a comfortable living environment for your family, especially if you have kids, pets, or older relatives.