27 Mar '12, 9pm

Window Performance – the Magic of Low-e Coatings: Low-e coatings reduce heat transfer through windows by limitin...

Where should the low-e coating be installed? To be most effective in climates where you want to block heat loss but allow beneficial solar gain to enter, the low-e coating should be located on the outer surface of the inner pane of glass--in the window industry, this is known as the #3 surface (in denoting surfaces, you always start with the outermost surface). In warmer climates where you're more concerned with keeping unwanted heat out, the preferred location for the low-e coating is the #2 surface (the inner face of the outer pane of glass). I remember seeing a German window one time with a sash designed to be flipped seasonally to optimize the low-e coating location (those Germans!), illustrating that point. While those low-e placements (#2 or #3 surface) are preferred, having the coating on the other surface isn't the end of the world. The difference between the overa...

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