Are you shopping for replacement windows? You’ve probably heard many specialists talking about different glass options you can get with your windows. With many choices on the market, it can easily get confusing, especially if you don’t know what to consider when choosing the right type of glass for your home.
To find the perfect glass solution for your window in Omaha, remember that the right choice will depend on the climate of the area you live in. You should also consider the U-factor and SHGC (solar heat gain coefficient) of the windows you plan to get. The U-factor measures how well a window can prevent heat loss, while SHGC measures the amount of heat a window can block. Typically, you’ll want a low U-factor and low SHGC for your windows.However, this will still depend on your climate zone.
As Lincoln, Nebraska, is in the northern zone, you’ll need windows with a U-factor that is equal to or less than 0.30. There is no required SHGC for this climate zone.
Here are some glass options available for Renewal by Andersen windows:
This glass solution performs 56% better than more conventional dual-pane glass in terms of energyefficiency during summer. It is also 45% more energy-efficient during winter than its dual-pane counterpart. In addition, it can filter 83% of ultraviolet rays. The glass has a U-factor of 0.25 and an SHGC of 42%.
High-Performance Low-E4 Sun™
Our Sun glass can help keep your home cooler during warm seasons as it features Renewal by Andersen’s highest rating for SHGC, which is 26%. Its U-factor is 0.25. In addition, it comes with a thin coating that lowers the amount of visible light that gets through your windows.
High-Performance Low-E4 SmartSun™
If you’re looking for an energy-efficient glass option, think about getting our SmartSun glass. During summer, it’s 70% more energy-efficient than regular dual-pane glass. In winter, it performs 47% better than traditional dual-pane glass in terms of energy efficiency. It can block 95% of UV rays. So you won’t have to worry about faded furniture pieces, artwork, carpets, and curtains.
At Renewal by Andersen® of Omaha and Lincoln, we understand the importance of having the right type of glass for windows. With the right one, your windows in Lincoln can effectively protect your home from the elements. Furthermore, they can let natural light in while filtering harmful UV rays.
For more information on glass solutions and window options, contact Renewal by Andersen of Omaha and Lincoln. We are trained and authorized to offer and install different types of windows. Our knowledgeable and trained specialists can help you find products that meet your climate zone requirements.