Home Improvement Blog: A Toolbox of Ideas

Best Sunroom Glass Available Today

Posted on Mon, Apr 11, 2011

There are different options in selecting which type of glass will be best for your sunroom project.  There are different levels of LoE glass, some with better insulating factors and others that are tinted for UV protection.  Glass is rated by the solar heat gain ratings and the insulating qualities, obviously the better the ratings the better the glass.  As well, it is highly recommended to use tempered glass in any sunroom project for strength and safety.  Let’s look at what options are available to create the best sunroom glass available today. 

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Tags: Glass Coating, Glass, Sunrooms, Energy Efficiency

How Glass Will Impact Our Future?

Posted on Wed, Mar 09, 2011

We use glass everyday in our lives (automobiles, phones, windows, mirrors, televisions and more). In our fast-changing world, where will technology be in 5, 10 and 20 years?  No one knows for sure, but we know it will change.  

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Tags: Glass Coating, Glass, Replacement Windows

Energy Efficient Windows - Glass Coatings (Low E) Explained

Posted on Tue, Nov 16, 2010

 A key component to every window is the glass.  In most windows, the glass is the least efficient element making it one of the most important in the overall performance of the window.  The glass (and the window as a whole) is evaluated by its U-value (insulating performance) and Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC – a fraction of the amount of solar radiation allowed by the glass).  The lower the U-value, the better the insulator the glass is (ratings from 1 to 0, where 0 is the best).  The lower the SHGC, the less solar heats the glass allows through and the greater its shading ability.  

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Tags: Glass Coating, Energy Efficiency, Replacement Windows