Not only do windows and doors make up a huge part of the outdoor aesthetics of homes, they are the only thing standing between the inside of the home and the elements. Good windows and doors should keep it cool in the summer, warm in the winter, and help reduce fading of furniture and drapes as well as seal off as much air as possible. What’s often overlooked, however, is the quality of glass contained within those doors and windows. Unfortunately, homeowners tend to neglect the quality of their glass, underestimating how bad glass can really lower their quality of life at home, while raising their energy costs.
Energy Efficient Glass
Low-E (low emissivity) glass is a specially coated product that works to control the type and amount of heat and light that are allowed into your home, resulting in a more efficient and climate-controlled situation for homeowners. Low-E glass reduces the ability of heat to pass through the surface, meaning that it keeps heat outside in the summer and inside in the winter. This will significantly lower heating, cooling and electricity costs — the type of savings that, over time, can surpass the cost of the initial glass investment.
Power Company Rebates
Check with your power company on rebates and discounts they may offer for energy efficient windows. Duke Energy customers, click the link to learn how you can be eligible for rebates with a conversion to energy efficient windows!
Foggy Window Repair
Do you have foggy windows or doors? Chances are your glass has failed. Unfortunately, as permanent as it seems, glass does in fact fail. If you are experiencing this issue, it is likely that the seal between the two pieces of glass that compose the pane has been compromised. Basically, moisture has gained access to the space inside your pane of glass, creating condensation and causing a “fog” effect. At City Mirror & Glass, we replace your panes using only the most skilled technicians and a product that perfectly matches your needs. And don’t forget our 24 hour emergency glass service!