When it comes to windows, the type of glass you choose is an important consideration. One of the most important factors is to ensure that your home or business is protected from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Here are some of the benefits of windows with UV protection.

1. Reduce UV exposure. Common window panes allow UV rays to pass through. Unfortunately, these UV rays can cause premature aging of the skin and increase the risk of skin cancer. Low-E windows effectively prevent harmful rays from the sun from entering your home without blocking natural light.

2. Protect furniture. Although invisible to the human eye, UV rays can break down chemical bonds in paints, discolor upholstery and fade fabrics. Low-E windows can help keep furniture and other items looking newer for longer.

3. Reduce electricity bills Low-E windows improve insulation by reflecting winter heat back into the home and preventing summer heat from entering. This saves energy throughout the year.

4. Minimizes glare. Sunlight from typical windows is too bright, disrupting daily life and increasing eye strain; Low-E windows reduce glare, creating a more relaxing and productive environment.

Finally, Low-E glass also helps to reduce condensation and fogging and control humidity in windows. Canglow also offers Low-E glass with a layer of argon gas between the panes. In these windows, the air in the unit is replaced with argon gas. Argon gas is heavier than air, making the windows more insulating and energy efficient.


If you are looking for stylish, energy-efficient window glass, Canglow can help. Our team repairs, replaces and installs residential glass windows and doors. We also offer a range of commercial glazing services. Contact us today to learn more about our products and services. We serve all of Alberta, including Edmonton, Yellowknife and Drayton Valley.


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