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What is Low E Pilkington?

What is Low E Pilkington?

Low-e glass such as Pilkington K Glass™ or Pilkington Optitherm™ has an invisible coating which dramatically reduces heat transfer and reflects interior heat back into your room. Unfortunately, many older double glazed units do not contain low-emissivity glass and are therefore not energy-efficient.

What is energy Advantage glass?

Pilkington Energy Advantage™ is a pyrolitically on-line coated low-emissivity glass. It is also characterized by high solar heat gain, which means that as well as retaining heating warmth in a room, it allows high level of solar energy to enter, for warmer and brighter interiors, and reduced heating and lighting costs.

Is Low E glass worth it UK?

Low E glass has higher insulative properties than standard uncoated glass thanks to its low-emissivity film, thus making those harsh British Winters a fair whack warmer for your home’s inhabitants. Double-glazed units made with low E glass, and the aforementioned IGU tech, can have a U-value as low as 0.9!

What is Pilkington K glass?

Range Overview. Pilkington K Glass™ is the UK’s leading thermal glass brand. Pilkington K Glass™ forms the inner pane of an energy-efficient double glazed unit, such as Pilkington energiKare™. The coating reflects heat back into the room whilst also letting in free heat from the sun, known as passive solar gain.

How long do low-E windows last?

Low-emittance or low-e window film is very durable and will last for years. Its average life expectancy is 10 to 15 years, which will vary depending on climate and whether you use it mainly on the outside of your windows, where it is exposed to the elements.

How can you tell if glass is low-E?

How Can Homeowners Tell if Their Windows Have Low-E Glass?

  1. Hold a lit match or a pen light up in front of the window.
  2. If the window contains low-e glass, one of the images will be a different color than the rest of the images.
  3. If the window does not have low-e glass, the four reflected images will be the same color.

What is planibel glass?

PLANIBEL A is a highly energy efficient glass that is perfectly suited for high performance domestic windows. Based in Brussels, Bel- gium, it is the European Head Quarters of AGC Glass, the world’s leading producer of flat glass.

What is solar E glass?

ColourVue™ laminated safety glass products are made from various combinations of clear and tinted glass and PVB (polyvinyl butyral) inter-layers. SolarShield™ Comfort and Energy Savings. SolarShield™ provides high solar control in a range of colours.

Is Low-E glass worth the money?

Absolutely! Low-e glass options are definitely worth the investment. For just a few more dollars than standard glass, you get the energy savings, improved year-round comfort, and protection from low-e glass. And that little extra cost can pay for itself with the money you’ll save on utility bills!

How much more efficient is K glass?

The U value of a single pane window is 5.6. Double glazing with ordinary glass has a U value of 2.8. Double glazing with Pilkington K Glass™ has a U value of only 1.9, considerably better than conventional double glazing, and as good as triple glazing.

Can you use Windex on Low-E glass?

Cleaning Low E Glass Consequently it is recommended that Windex® glass and surface cleaner (clear liquid) is used as this will minimise smearing. Do not use ammonia based glass cleaners or alcohol based cleaners, as these will leave smears on the glass.