The glass contained in any of Alside's exclusive ClimaTech® Insulated Glass Packages is a Low-E glass, and a technological breakthrough that means your Alside windows deliver unsurpassed performance and beauty. Low-E, or low-emissivity, glass is an excellent way to increase your home's comfort and energy savings year-round.
All Alside window products with any of the optional ClimaTech Insulated Glass Packages feature Solarban® 60 Low-E glass from PPG Industries™ -- a world leader in advanced glass technologies.
How it works
Solarban 60 is created by applying multiple layers of microscopic, undetectable metallic coatings to the surface of a piece of flat, annealed glass. The metallic coating helps block out the solar energy in the summer, while accepting and retaining warm, short-wave solar rays in the winter.
In the summer, Low-E glass filters long-wave solar radiation - reducing solar heat gain in your home as a result of the sun's direct rays. In the winter, Low-E glass takes on two responsibilities: first it lets warm, short-wave rays into the home for natural warmth; then the Low-E glass helps block the warm air inside, rather than allowing it to escape through the pane, so your heating system runs less to maintain a comfortable temperature.
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ClimaTech and ClimaTech Plus, with Solarban 60 and an argon-filled glass unit, provide a 49% reduction in solar heat gain compared with a standard clear-glass window unit. Plus, ClimaTech and Solarban 60 glass units reduce harmful UV rays by as much as 72% compared to a clear-glass unit. This helps reduce fading in your furniture upholstery, carpeting and even curtains and drapes.
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Why Low-E glass is right for you
As part of any of Alside's ClimaTech Insulated Glass Packages, Solarban 60 provides the following benefits:
* You save on energy costs for both heating and cooling, as Low-E glass helps air conditioning and furnace units to run more efficiently.
* Fading is reduced in interior furnishings such as carpets, drapes and furniture.
* You will have purchased an ENERGY STAR®-qualified product, doing your part to help conserve energy and the environment.
Learn even more
See how Solarban 60 from PPG helps to improve your windows' U-Factor, reduces Solar Heat Gain Coefficient, and reduces UV Energy compared to standard clear-glass window units.