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The Importance Of Window Glass

Window Geeks

Window Geeks

The certified Window Geeks would like to welcome you to our laboratory where we educate, learn and discuss window science and technology!

We recently conducted several experiments, some of which had a few scary moments. Every one of our Geeks are safe and sound and in the end, our Geeks revealed how homeowners can experience year round comfort and energy savings.

Learn more about ComfortPlus Glass™ as you explore our laboratory.

Cut the Noise

Take a moment to stand quietly by the window and wait for a car to drive by. Can you hear it coming from down the street? Single-pane windows or even double-pane windows will transfer sound vibrations from the street into your house. Before you know it, all the noise will add up and you can wave goodbye to the peace and quiet.  The best energy-efficient windows will absorb these sound waves before they enter your home.

Let's Get Green

One of the main reasons people replace their windows is to improve energy efficiency, resulting in lower cooling costs and more comfortable living year-round. To provide optimal energy efficiency, meaning your home stays warmer in the winter, it is important for you to familiarize yourself with the Glass Coatings available to you and their benefits. With a climate that is often demanding, playing with the amount of LoE coatings allows you to select the combination that suits your climate and maintains a comfortable temperature throughout your home. Glass technology has come a long way over the years and knowing how these coating features work can benefit your windows, maximize the comfort levels in your home and save you time and money. 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.

Too Hot to Handle

Upgrading your windows is a major step towards improving the energy efficiency of your home. If you live in a warm climate, energy-efficient windows will limit the transfer of heat through the glass, meaning your home stays cooler in the summer. This is when Low Emissivity (LoE) coatings enter the discussion. LoE coatings are a microscopic coating of silver that is applied to the inside surface of glass that reflects heat back to its source. It reflects heat back from the sun, reducing your cooling costs in the summer.

If you are serious about getting the best quality, best energy savings, and best value in today’s window replacement market, then you need to do your homework. Centra is more than a window company, we’re leaders in building envelope education and it’s important for us to share this information with homeowners like yourself. Understanding the differences in product design and how it leads to performance can save you energy and money.

We put the WIN in Windows!

We are your certified Window Geeks

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 for all the tips and tricks about the window industry.

Written by: Les Ferris , August 11, 2021
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