How Glass is Coated: The Technology Behind Low-E
Low-E means high efficiency
Give your windows a comfortable coat
Low-emissivity glass (or low-E glass, for short) can make homes and buildings more comfortable and energy efficient. Microscopic coatings of precious metals such as silver have been applied to the glass, which then reflects the sun’s heat. At the same time, low-E glass allows an optimal amount of natural light through the window.
When multiple lites of glass are incorporated into insulating glass units (IGUs), creating a gap between the panes, IGUs insulate buildings and homes. Add low-E glass, such as ClimaGuard® and SunGuard® coatings, to the IGU, and it multiplies the insulating ability.
As one of the world’s largest glass coaters, Guardian offers low-E products through the SunGuard advanced architectural glass line. There you will find hundreds of options to meet your expectations for application, light transmission, colour and sustainability certification. For residential window manufacturers, ClimaGuard residential glass offers the very latest home window technology to meet ENERGY STAR® certification.