Improving the energy-efficiency of your home is an important priority for any homeowner, especially when considering a renovation or home improvement project. In particular, low energy window replacement products are a valuable feature to consider installing in your home for a number of benefits, including lowered utility costs, improved energy usage, and more.

At Renewal by Andersen of South Louisiana, we’ve been helping homeowners improve their homes with energy-efficient, low-e windows. In this article, we will discuss what a low-e window is and evaluate if it is worth the investment.

What Are Low-E Windows?

A low-e window or low emissivity window is a type of windowpane that is coated with layers of metallic oxides that are invisible to the naked eye and allow the entry of as much natural light as possible. Despite being transparent, the layer of coating can block UV rays that can fade your furniture or other belongings, or even burn your skin—which are all symptoms of solar overexposure inside the home.

Solar overexposure happens when UV infiltration, heat loss, and solar gain affect your home through the natural light that pours into your home through less efficient, lower-quality window products. When installing new windows for maximum energy efficiency, it is highly recommended to use low-e windows to reduce solar overexposure and improve the home’s overall energy-efficiency.

Additionally, the best energy-efficient windows can effectively control the entry and exit of radiant heat. This means that low-e windows can keep your home warm during the winter and cooler during the summer. With this, you can minimize your utility expenses while still maintaining a comfortable living environment for you and your family.

Are Low-E Windows a Good Investment?

Low-e windows are worth it. Not only does it help you incur cost savings, but also helps you contribute to the conservation of the environment. However, there are different types of energy-efficiency codes in the United States which will vary depending on the region and climate in any given area. With this, it is advisable to consult with an expert who can provide professional advice on how to install the low-e windows properly. An expert window contractor will also help you select the right choice for window products that meet the required application, strength, and overall efficiency you need for the best performance in your home.

The Best Energy-Efficient Windows

If you are looking for the best energy-efficient windows that can last for several years, Renewal by Andersen® of South Louisiana is your top pick. By choosing to work with us, you will be able to enjoy the many benefits of energy-efficient windows at reasonable rates. The energy-efficiency of our windows stems from these three components:

  • Frame Material: Renewal by Andersen® of South Louisiana window products are made with Fibrex material that offers maximum insulation, to help keep your house cool during the hot summer days and warm during the freezing winter nights. The material of our products’ frames can resist peeling, chipping, cracking, and other forms of damage for more than two decades.
  • Glass Design: Our company provides high-performance glass solutions that can help keep your energy expenses at a minimum throughout the year. The High-Performance Low-E4® SmartSun™ glass is one of our most efficient windows.
  • Installation Service: The best energy-efficient windows will be useless if not installed properly. All our products are only installed by factory-certified professionals with the right skill and expertise to provide excellent results.

If you want to learn more about our products and services or would like to explore our broad array of styles and customization options, contact us today over the phone to speak with an agent. If you prefer, you can also fill out our online form to schedule a free, no-obligation estimate for your upcoming home improvement project.