So, you’re already dreading your first early summer power bill.
You’ve got drapes up, but you know before long, the sun is going to burn right through them and make a laughing stock of your air conditioner.
Before you paint your windows black, we’ve got a few pointers for you:
- block approximately 98% of the harmful UV radiation
- absorb and reflect 60% of the visible light
- reflect nearly all solar infrared rays
Although LoĒ³-340’s coating can make it appear tinted from the outside, it’s not. While tinted glass works by absorbing sunlight (thereby getting hot and sometimes cracking), LoĒ³-340 works by deflecting it.
And because it’s insulated and has a U-factor of only 0.25, it provides superior thermal comfort in cold weather, as well.
We recommend Suntex Solar Screen 80 and 90 because they’re:
- amazingly tough and durable
- are fade and mildew resistant
- available in an array of design-friendly colors
- able to be installed by homeowners or expertly installed by dealers
And before you think there’s no way awnings would look good on your house, you should know that they come in almost every style and material imaginable, including wood, copper, polycarbonate, terra cotta tile, iron, steel, cloth and even solar panels.
You can get them in almost any size and, if there are times you’d rather not have them, retractable awnings are available, as well.
When choosing blackout drapes, remember that there are differences in quality among brands. Also, blackout drapes are different than blackout curtains, which are made with only one layer of material rather than two and are apt to let in more light.
If you have questions or comments about ways in which windows can slash your cooling and heating costs or would like to know more about LoĒ³-340 glass windows, we invite you to reach out any time!
We’re Arizona’s largest window distributor and we’ve got the brands, knowledge, and skills to help you reach your energy savings goals this year, and for a long time to come.