Need replacement windows for your home? Your best bet is to head to a Portland, OR replacement window retailer’s showroom to see what’s available. One of the terms you’ll encounter as you look at different products, compare various types, and work towards a decision is low-E. But what does this term even mean?

Low-E, or low emissivity, is a coating applied to the panes of glass that make up a window. It helps to keep your home warmer during the winter and cooler during the summer. It’s the sort of add-on option that you shouldn’t skip just to save a little bit of money. The investment is worth it.

Here’s a look at the top 3 benefits of low-E windows. You’ll see that you shouldn’t buy windows without it.

1. Reduce Energy Consumption

When you get windows with low-E on the glass, what you’ll end up with are windows that are more energy-efficient. This is increasingly important these days as more and more people are realizing the importance of being good stewards of the environment. And it all starts at home. By keeping your home warmer during the cold weather months and cooler during the warm weather months, you will be able to lower energy consumption. This will, in turn, lower your utility bill. Your HVAC equipment won’t have to work nearly as hard since the low-E coating will help to absorb and reflect radiant energy. So this will also benefit you by protecting your HVAC.

2. Lets in Natural Light

While low-E glass will blog UV rays, it won’t block out natural light. So you can, as the saying goes, have your cake and eat it too. There are many health benefits associated with getting enough natural light. For instance, it can help you get a good night’s sleep and improve your mood. But without low-E on your window panes, you will also be susceptible to UV rays.

3. Block Ultraviolet Rays

Low-E will also repel harmful UV rays. Without this sort of coating on your windows, the UV rays can actually damage your furniture and window treatments by causing premature fading. But low-E will safeguard your possessions against that. Chances are you invested a lot to properly furnish your home, so you shouldn’t let UV rays fritter away the benefits of these possessions.

Would you like to learn more about low-E? Get in touch with us at Kemp’s Windows Inc. at (503) 659-7587. We’ll be pleased to answer your questions and give you whatever guidance you need about window replacement in Portland, OR. It’s also a great idea to visit our showroom at 16107 SE McLoughlin Blvd Portland, OR 97267. You can see the reputable brands of windows we carry, such as Milgard Windows, Cascade Windows, and V.P.I Windows. And our staff will be able to help you navigate the buying process. We’re a local family-owned and operated as well as a veteran-owned and operated business. We’re also fully bonded, licensed, and insured in both Oregon and Washington. Our installers are AAMA-certified, which means your replacement windows installed by experts.

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