How can you tell if glass is Low-E?

How Can Homeowners Tell if Their Windows Have Low-E Glass?

How can you tell if glass is Low-E?

How Can Homeowners Tell if Their Windows Have Low-E Glass?

  1. Hold a lit match or a pen light up in front of the window.
  2. If the window contains low-e glass, one of the images will be a different color than the rest of the images.
  3. If the window does not have low-e glass, the four reflected images will be the same color.

What is a Low-E detector?

The CRL Low-e Glass Coating Detector senses the presence (or absence) and location of thermally resistant coatings (Low-e) used on single strength and double strength energy efficient glass from a single side. This helps to ensure windows are installed correctly.

Does Low-E coating change color of glass?

In contrast, a Low-E coating is a thin metallic coat that is applied to the glass and will not have color variations based on the thickness of the glass. However, it may have a minor, often unnoticeable, reflective and slightly green tint.

Does the Low-E side in or out?

Low-E Insulated units should be glazed with the Low-E facing on the outside, clear on the inside.

Is Low-E glass more expensive?

The Low-E coating is a one-time coating that is applied evenly to the entire surface of the glass. While most people think the coating makes the glass much more expensive, the truth is the initial cost of this additional coating is typically just a couple more dollars than regular glass windows.

Which is better Low-E or double pane?

That’s why we often say that Low-E glass options help to keep homes “cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.” We should note here that Low-E glass is only one element of an energy-efficient window or glass door. Double-pane glass is much more insulating than single-pane; triple-pane is even better.

What is the advantage of Low-E glass?

Low-e glass helps keep unwanted UV rays out of your home that can damage your skin and furniture. It also helps control the amount of infrared light that enters and leaves the room. Windows without low-e won’t be able to effectively keep harmful light out of your home which can contribute to higher energy bills.

Should low-E glass inside outside?