Friday, April 21, 2023

Solar-E Security Laminate Windows & Doors: The Ultimate Solution for Energy Efficiency and Comfort Says Domus

When it comes to choosing the right windows and doors for your home, there are many factors to consider. Security, energy efficiency, comfort, and aesthetics are just a few of the things that can influence your decision. 

That's why laminate glass is such a popular option for homeowners and builders alike. And within the world of laminate glass, Pilkington Solar-E used by Domus is a product that stands out for its exceptional solar heat gain control properties.

What is Solar-E Glass?

Solar-E glass is a type of glass that has been specially designed to reduce the amount of solar heat gain that passes through the glass. This is accomplished through the use of a special coating that is applied to the glass during the manufacturing process. The coating blocks a significant amount of the sun's energy while still allowing visible light to pass through.

How Do Solar-E Security Laminate Windows & Doors Work?

It is not broadly known that approximately 85% of all heat gain through glazing is the result of solar radiation and only 15% by convection. Solar heat gain resistance is measured by Solar Heat Gain Coefficient or “SHGC”. 

Solar-E laminate units work by using a combination of reflective and absorptive properties to control solar energy transmission. The special coating that is applied to the glass reflects a large percentage of the sun's energy back into the atmosphere, reducing the amount of heat that is absorbed by and passed through the glass. This coating is then sandwiched into the security laminate glass for a complete solution.

In addition to reflecting direct or indirect rays of the sun the coating also absorbs much of the energy that passes through the glass, further reducing the amount of heat that enters the building.  At the same time, the laminate provides UV protection and secures the building by resisting impact.

Domus Windows & Doors' Solar-E units, have a durable “hardcoat” that is specifically designed to reduce solar heat gain. Double glazing reduces solar heat gain by 15% as compared to clear single-pane glass. But a single pane of Solar-E glass reduces solar heat gain by up to 50% relative to clear single-pane glass – which is more than three times as effective as double glazing. 

What Are the Benefits of Solar-E Security Laminate Windows & Doors?

The benefits of Solar-E laminate glass are numerous. First and foremost, it helps to reduce the amount of solar heat gain that enters the building, which can lead to significant energy savings on cooling costs. This is especially important in hot, sunny climates where air conditioning usage can be high. Solar-E laminate glass can also help to reduce glare.

Solar-E glazing improves the overall comfort of a space whether it is air-conditioned or not. “Hot spots” in rooms are reduced resulting in a more even temperature throughout. The interior temperature of buildings that are not air-conditioned will be reduced. In addition to its energy-saving properties, Domus’ laminate glass blocks more than 95% of harmful UV rays, which can damage furniture, flooring, and other interior finishes over time.

Domus’ Solar-E laminate glazing is more cost-effective than double glazing so this should always be the starting point when considering energy efficiency.

Finally, Solar-E laminate glass is available in various colours and textures, making it a versatile option for any design aesthetic. Whether you're looking for clear, grey, bronze, or blue-green tint there is a Domus Solar-E laminate glass product that will meet your needs. 

Where Can I Use Solar-E Security Laminate Windows & Doors?

Solar-E security laminate glass can be used in a wide range of applications, from residential energy-efficient windows and exterior doors to commercial storefronts. Anywhere that solar control is a concern, Solar-E sliding glass doors or swing patio doors are very excellent energy savers. And because they are available in a variety of thicknesses and configurations, they can be customized to meet the specific needs of your project.

In conclusion, Solar-E laminate glass is an excellent choice for anyone who is looking for a high-performance glass product that provides exceptional solar control and energy efficiency without compromising aesthetics. With its many benefits and versatility, Solar-E laminate glass, available at Domus Windows & Doors is sure to be a popular option for years to come.

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