Types of Window Glass

If your home’s windows are old and drafty, it’s a good time to replace them—especially before the the temperatures start dropping (and it’s already pretty cold here in the Indianapolis area)! But where do you start when trying to choose the right replacement windows for your home?

There are many aspects to consider—from the style to the frame to the type. You have a few different options when it comes to the window’s glass.

Glass for Windows: Your Options

The glass (glazing) of a window has an impact on both its aesthetics and energy efficiency.

  • Insulated: Insulated window glass, which can help you lower your energy bills, has two or more panes that are spaced apart and sealed. Some windows with insulated glass also have gas fills (argon or krypton are typically used). The gas is used to fill the space between the panes to provide an even higher resistance to heat flow.
  • Low-E: Glass with low-E (low-emissivity) coatings, which are thin and virtually undetectable, help reduce the transfer of heat into and out of your home. Although it tends to cost more than other glazing options, low-E glass can help reduce energy loss by as much as 30 – 50 percent, according to energy.gov.
  • Reflective: This type of glazing helps reduce the transmission of solar radiation and helps block light, and it is often used in hotter climates, for special applications. Reflective coating is thin and available in many different colors.

Window Glass Types for Your Home in Indianapolis

Do you need new windows for your home? Overhead Door Co. of Indianapolis & Muncie offers windows from manufacturers American Window and Great Lakes Window.

American Window offers insulated glass windows and low-E glass options—and some of the most advanced glass technology. According to American Window, “the optional Solarban 60 Low-E glass is…engineered to provide year-round comfort…helps your home become more energy efficient and comfortable thanks to an almost invisible, microscopically thin coating that blocks out unwanted solar energy and keeps in furnace heat. Visit American Window online to learn more.

Great Lakes Window products also have insulated and low-E glass.

  • “Hi R+Plus® with 4.2 glass package, a 7/8-inch single-surface multilayer vacuum-deposition Low-E insulated glass unit filled with argon gas”
  • 7/8-inch Intercept® warm-edge insulated glass

Visit Great Lakes Window online to learn more.

If you’re ready to replace your home’s old windows and help change your home for the better, contact Overhead Door Co. of Indianapolis & Muncie today!