Sunscreen for Your Windows: The Benefits of Low-E Glass

With peak summer season already here, it’s important to be more conscious about the dangers of UV rays. It’s common practice to apply sunblock to protect yourself from these harmful rays, but what about your house? Does it have enough protection? 

Renewal by Andersen® of Sacramento, your go-to company in the state for double hung windows, elaborates on how you can increase your home’s protection against UV rays below. 

The Harmful Effects of UV Rays on and in Your Home

The roof, being your home’s first line of defence against UV rays, bears the brunt of its effects. UV rays will degrade your roof’s materials over time. Unfortunately, there is no sunscreen for your roof. You just have to pick the right kind of roofing material. 

The harmful effects of UV rays aren’t restricted to your home’s exterior, however. UV rays can still pass through the windows and degrade your floor’s texture and finish. An easy solution would be installing curtains, but that would mean you wouldn’t get to enjoy the abundant natural lighting that only summer can provide. 

It would be a shame to miss out on all that summer sunshine; after all, there’s just no substitute for natural lighting. It can brighten a room and make it feel more spacious in a way your fluorescent lights can’t, not to mention it can elevate your mood. If you don’t want to miss out on any of these benefits, consider replacing your old windows with ones that have Low-E glass. 

The Benefits of Low-E Glass

A permanent feature of energy-efficient windows, Low-E glass drastically reduces the amount of UV rays and solar heat that passes through your windows. If you’re considering buying a window with Low-E glass, make sure to do your research. Not all energy-efficient windows are equal; some manufacturers offer more features. 

Renewal by Andersen, for example, offers three options: the High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass, Low-E4® SmartSun™ glass and the Low-E4 SmartSun glass with HeatLock® Technology™. The standard SmartSun glass offers exceptional energy-efficiency, but combined with our SmartSun technology, it can block up to 95% of UV rays and cut down noise pollution. 

Want to learn more about our premium windows? To get a free consultation, you can call Renewal by Andersen of Sacramento at (916) 226-3359 or you can leave us a message on this form. We offer a wide range of premium windows, from double-hung windows to picture windows. We serve homeowners in Sacramento, CA.