Advantages of Low-E Glass in Windows and Doors

By: Danny Lipford

Low-E glass has many advantages:

  • The Low-E coating reflects heat back to its source so it helps your home stay cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.
  • The coating won’t scratch off because it is applied to the inside of the glass.
  • It help protects against UV fading of any near by furniture.
  • It requires no special cleaning.


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  • Tammy A Grant Says:
    February 10th, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    I have brand new Paradigm DP low e window and they are sweating like crazy. Also mold is developing on them!!! Relative humidity is in control on the main floor of the 1 story house.

  • Carl Says:
    September 22nd, 2018 at 5:35 pm

    Hey Sue, my theory is they accidentally but the loE might be reversed and the coating could be on the outside instead of in between the pane of glass. I’m a profession window cleaner and notice for time to time the window on the outside or inside of the glass feel different and is hard to do a construction clean on them, like getting off the paint and silicone, etc. I’d check with the manufacturer and see if that’s the problem. Or it could be a broken seal. Hope this helps.

  • CK Miller Says:
    May 9th, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    Will low-e glass in a storm door protect a wood entry door from sun damage such as fading and cracking and peeling of the finish on the wood door?

  • Sue Says:
    January 13th, 2012 at 9:29 am

    None of this info is helpful. We installed low e glass windows in our house a couple of months ago and they are all sweating when the temperatures are cold outside. Is it a manufactor defect or just bad windows? They were purchased from Window World. Suposedly best money can buy.

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Advantages of Low-E Glass in Windows and Doors