There are many things to consider when replacing your windows and doors, and the glass you select is an important choice. Glass affects the look of your home from the curb, how clear your view is from inside the house, the amount of light allowed into your home and how comfortable you feel throughout the year. It can help you save money on heating and cooling bills and protect your belongings from fading. The climate where you live must also be considered. With Latitude Glass, Sunrise offers a range of glass packages so you can get the look and feel that is best for you.
Why Glass Looks and Performs in Different Ways
Years ago, windows were built with single panes of clear glass. They offered a view to the outside and helped keep the weather out, but they didn’t keep you very comfortable. Now, glass units are built with two or more layers of glass. Low-E coatings improve energy performance and provide varying levels of clearness, reflectivity and UV protection. High-performance spacers and sealants keep insulating gases sealed inside the unit. And depending on where you live, different combinations of these elements provide better performance. Latitude Glass by Sunrise provides many options so you can find the best choice for your home.
See the Difference — Clearly
How clear would you like your view to be? How much light would like to let into your home? How dark do you want your windows to look from the curb? Latitude Glass is available from very clear to highly reflective so you can personalize the look of your windows and your home.
What is an insulated glass unit?
Latitude Glass is available in dual- and triple-pane constructions. The glass panes are secured around the edges to a desiccant-filled stainless steel spacer using a dual-seal system. This prevents moisture between the panes for the life of the unit.
What is Low-E (low-emissivity) glass?
Keeping out heat from the summer sun
When we talk about Low-E in windows, we are generally referring to coatings inside the glass unit that reflect outside heat and light from the sun. Greater reflection screens out more UV light and is important where Solar Heat Gain is the primary concern.
Keeping heat in when it’s cold outside
Interior Low-E is on the inside of the window and helps prevent heat from escaping from the house. This is important where insulation (U-Factor) is the primary concern.