There are so many different customization options Madison replacement window companies offer Madison homeowners. One important option that most homeowners are unfamiliar with is Low-E Coating.
The first thing that is important to know, is what IS Low-E Coating? Low-E Coating, also known as low emissivity, is a piece of window glass thinly coated with a transparent layer made up of metallic oxides. The second thing you need to know is what it does. Low-E coated replacement windows are ideal for Madison Wisconsin homeowners because they keep heat in during the winter and heat out during the summer. What Wisconsin homeowner doesn’t want to keep their home at a comfortable temperature all year round without “breaking the bank” to pay high energy bills?!
Low-E Coated Replacement Windows = Energy Efficiency
As mentioned, Low-E coated windows lead to energy savings which is important for Wisconsin homeowners. We have winters that lead to several weeks that are below zero and summers with 90-degree heat and high humidity. Most windows are designed to absorb the heat from the sun throughout the day but not designed to hold it in. A coated replacement window will help absorb that heat and hold it in throughout the cold winter evenings and nights.
During the summer months, Low-E coated windows keep the cool air inside of the home which helps your ac unit to not work as hard to keep your whole home cool and comfortable (which means NO humidity!).
Protect your home from UV Rays
UV rays are what discolors your home’s carpet, furniture, pictures, and Wisconsin nick-nacks. One of our team members recently invested $800 in a large image to display on their wall. Part of that $800 was investing in a special coating to prevent fading from sunlight, with coated windows, they would have been able to save some $$$! Low-E Coated windows protect the items in your home which might not seem like a big deal, but when you see pictures of memories you cherish start to fade, you might feel differently!