The glass you choose for your windows and doors can dramatically increase the energy efficiency of your home. Insulating glass, laminated glass, or laminated insulating glass are glass options that all contribute to decreased indoor energy usage, as well as lower heating and cooling costs.
Insulating glass is constructed as two panes of glass with space between the panes that is filled with air or other gas to reduce heat transfer. Laminated glass is comprised of two panes of glass bonded together with a strong, clear interlayer. Laminated insulating glass is constructed as two panes of glass bonded together with a strong, clear interlayer, then includes an airspace followed by a third pane of glass for added insulation. The airspace between the 2nd and 3rd piece of glass is filled with air or other gas to reduce heat transfer.
PGT products also offer multiple opportunities to achieve ENERGY STAR® ratings for energy performance and save you even more on energy costs. These options include:
• High-performance Low-E to deflect solar heat gain and keep unwanted heat outside your home
• Glass tints that are effective at reducing heat transmitted through your windows
• Argon gas which helps reflect outside heat to regulate the temperatures inside your home
With PGT windows and doors that feature energy efficient glass choices, you will feel the difference with more consistent temperature throughout your home and see the difference in your energy cost savings.
Primary Uses: Single family residential, Multi-family residential, Commercial property, Regions with disparate indoor/outdoor temperatures