Low-E Coating is a process in which the upper layer of window glass is coated with a low-e coating to protect against rain and ultraviolet rays. The manufacturing of this process can be done at any angle, without reducing the window’s resistance to these extremes.
The bad news is that it takes a lot of energy to do this process. This energy can be supplied by the mains electricity supply, and the need for the installation of a new system is therefore not required.
Low-E is a form of thin film, with a thin aluminium film sandwiched between two layers of sheet. The first layer of the coating is made up of a water-resistant material, which then becomes further coated by the second layer.
The thickness of the coating is often increased by using a different colour of the aluminium. This makes it more difficult to remove from the second layer, but it is more durable than other coating processes.
Although Low-E can be applied on either side of the pane, the whole pane must be covered by this process, or it will not have enough protection. The coating has to be applied evenly across the entire surface.
The temperature at which the process is carried out determines the strength of the coating. But the installation of low-e windows can also be achieved by applying the process at an earlier stage.
The benefit of low-e coating is that it reduces the need for a whole pane of glass. This makes it possible to reduce the total energy consumption of a building, without reducing the quality of the light that passes through.
Low-E can be produced by using many different methods. Low-E film thickness can be varied from one particular manufacturer, and different manufacturing processes can produce different types of glass.
Even though low-e coating can provide many benefits, it is not easy to apply. The glass layer that covers the coatings is incredibly thin, and a special low-e coating roller has to be used to roll it onto the window.
It is essential that proper safety precautions are taken while doing the job, as there is the risk of being badly injured or even killed. Some buildings have had to replace their entire window panes, due to the risks involved in this process.
Low-E windows are extremely beneficial for buildings, but the high-energy requirements of the process mean that they are not suitable for all situations. If you are considering installing them, you should be aware of the potential dangers and take all the steps necessary to reduce the risks.