Each glass option provides a varying degree of four unique benefits for heating, cooling, visible light transmittance and ultra violet (UV) protection. The right glass solution for you depends on the climate you live in, the architectural design of your home, the orientation of your windows to the sun, and the “custom climate” you desire in the home. On all glass exteriors, special coatings are applied to reduce water spotting up to 99% when activated by sunlight.
Our High-Performance™ Low-E4® SmartSun™ glass helps make your home more comfortable. SmartSun™ glass helps to block the sun’s heat, while letting in almost as much natural daylight as clear glass, reducing your need for artificial lighting. What’s more, SmartSun glass blocks an amazing 95% of harmful UV rays which helps reduce fading on your carpet, drapes, artwork and furniture but has virtually no effect on the clarity or color of the light that enters your home.
Glass pattern: Renewal by Andersen decorative glass is available in obscure, reed, cascade, or fern patterns. Glass patterns offer beauty, a level of privacy and energy efficiency.
Tempered: A type of safety glass that is heat-treated to be at least four times stronger than other regular glass.
* Exterior only, when activated by sunlight.
** Values are based on comparison to U-Factors and SHGCs for clear glass non-metal frame default values from the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).
*** From the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).