Impact glass isn’t just a buzzword that industry professionals like to toss around in conversation or sales! No, impact glass is much more than a buzzword.
This type of glass has saved homes from experiencing drastic damage due to turbulent weather and it keeps debris outside where it belongs. Impact glass also helps regulate your home’s temperature and even reduce your energy bills...not to mention the possible tax benefits or reduced homeowners insurance.
Let’s explore how impact glass can reduce your energy bills and more!
Understanding Impact Glass
There are a few things you should know about impact glass to learn how it reduces your energy bills.
For starters, it is commonly known as laminated glass. Impact glass is designed with a layer of durable plastic (PVB) between two pieces of glass which are fused together via, you guessed it, lamination ie. a process where pressure and heat create a stronger and more durable glass structure.
The interlayer can also be made using a stronger or thicker combination to satisfy hurricane prone areas that have specific requirements for building codes.
How Impact Glass Reduces Your Energy Bills
Impact glass isn’t only for high velocity hurricane zones (HVHZ); it’s also ideal for reducing your energy bills by reflecting outside heat and regulating your home’s temperature.
Additionally, having impact glass windows and doors in your home could qualify you for an Energy Star rating for tax credits!
Some homeowners even go a step further and add glass treatments such as tints or low-e coatings to their impact glass, which helps to better insulate your home and reduce energy bills.
There are plenty more great benefits of impact glass, including home security, noise reduction and less UV rays infiltrating your home. Window ratings also have an effect on the efficiency of your windows and doors, so if you’re confused or unsure about the different ratings and what they mean, you can use this cheat sheet as a guide.
To learn more about how energy efficient windows work, you can download our free guide below for some helpful information.