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LoE Coatings in our Marketplace

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Are you aware of the different types of LoE Coatings that exist in our marketplace?

If you're not, be careful. When a window company sells you Windows with LoE, make sure you ask them what type of LoE.

Our Window expert Anton Van Dyk breaks down the key differences when specific coatings are paired with glass. The video measures the amount of infrared heat flowing through the glass. If you're focused on energy savings and considering windows with Low Emissivity (LoE) coating, be very cautious that you’re not purchasing windows with the 180 coating. With this coating, your home may overheat in the summer or may not be an improvement from the existing windows you had. This thermal timelapse illustrates why it is integral to know the differences before making your window investment.

What's the difference?

LoE coatings are a microscopic coating of silver that is applied to the inside surface of glass that reflects heat back to its source. Its primary focus is how it retains the heat within your home, reducing your heating costs. But it also works to reflect heat back from the sun, reducing your cooling costs in the summer. This investment will also reduce condensation on those colder days, which will help with maintenance and cleaning costs. This saves on avoidable utility expenses while generating a more comfortable living environment.

Seemingly simple decisions like what glass coatings to choose for your new windows can have a long-lasting impact on the energy efficiency of your home. This is why we want you to be better equipped with the knowledge to set your home renovation up for success!

You will want to speak with a Centra representative who can point you in the right direction and provide tips on what works best for your home, in terms of durability, application, location, strength, and overall efficiency. Centra Windows is a local manufacturer and installation company of custom, energy-efficient windows. We pride ourselves on being window consultants that will make sure you get the best product for your specific home. We love talking windows, so if you have any questions we want to hear from you!

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Centra Windows is not only the manufacturer but also the installer of its product, which enables us to offer a full warranty, eliminating any confusion between product performance and installation. We view the house as a system and understand how each of the elements must work correctly to maximize the comfort and energy efficiency of your home. Contact our local Employee Owners at 1-888-534-3333 or send us an email at for more information about this topic and many more. You can also sign up for our biweekly newsletter, providing all the tips and tricks about the window industry.

Written by: Les Ferris , August 12, 2021
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