As we’re looking forward to waving goodbye to record high temperatures this summer, let’s chat about UV rays and how you can protect your family’s health all year round with Low-E Glass coating for your windows.
First, let’s talk about your health.
According to cancer.org, exposure to UV rays can not only potentially lead to skin cancer, but also lead to a weakened immune system, eye problems, premature aging of skin and signs of sun damage including wrinkles, liver spots, keratosis & solar elastosis. Doesn’t sound too fun, does it?
UVB rays that primarily lead to sunburn are largely blocked by regular glass, but more than 50 percent of UVA rays can penetrate through. Both UVA and UVB rays contribute to the development of skin cancer, so both need to be protected against. Standing or sitting within several feet of a regular glass window will allow UV rays to reach you. YIKES. Knowing that UV rays can sneak their way into your homes and businesses through regular window glass, preventing the risk of exposure with innovative Low-E Glass is a fantastic alternative.
What is Low-E Glass, you ask?
Low-E glass, short for Low-Emission, is a clear glass with a microscopically thin coating of metal oxide. Its purpose is to block UV rays and excessive heat from passing through your windows without affecting the appearance of the glass. Unlike adding a tint to your windows, Low-E glass doesn’t affect your view, allowing gorgeous, natural light to shine without overheating your home or damaging your skin and furniture. Gaining extra protection from harmful UV rays without compromising style or comfort? Sign us up!
As mentioned in our previous blog post, the perks keep stacking up with Low-E Glass. Not only are you getting the benefits of blocked UV rays, crystal clear sunshine, protected skin and furniture, but you’ll ALSO add overall comfort when staying cool in summer months and keeping the heat in during winter months. That’s right: Low-E Glass even aids in regulating the temperature in your home or business. According to energy.gov, Low-E coatings alone reduce the energy lost through typical windows by 35%, resulting in an estimated 1.5 quads US annual energy savings. Window energy can be reduced by up to 30-40% with Low-E Glass coating applied. Pretty cool, right?
Whether you’re looking to stay healthy, stay cool, or get the best of both, Low-E Glass is the perfect upgrade to your home or business. Don’t get burned by your windows (pun fully intended) and consider switching to Low-E with The Glass Guru. To learn more about our Low-E Glass service, check out our full page here.