Low Ē³-366 Glass
Low Ē³-366 glass is the ultimate performance glass. It just might make all other low-e glass obsolete. Low Ē³-366 delivers the ideal balance of solar control and high visibility. And it provides the highest levels of year-round comfort and energy savings.
It’s also the one glass you can use to be compliant in every ENERGY STAR zone – in a double-pane window. Couple it with Low Ē-i89, and you’re compliant in the North. Its low SHGC makes it compliant throughout the rest of the country as well. It’s the perfect glass wherever you live.
When the temperature soars, ordinary window glass just can’t handle the heat. And tinted glass spoils the view. Low Ē³-366, however, has been specially formulated to reject the sun’s heat without affecting the view. It lets more light in and keeps more heat out. So your home stays cool and comfortable. Our patented Low Ē³-366 coating provides the ultimate in performance of all our Low Ē products.
What’s more, Low Ē³-366 provides exceptional fading protection as well. It blocks 95% of the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays (a leading cause of fading), so it will help your furniture, carpets, curtains and wall coverings stay beautiful for years to come.
During cold weather, the insulating effect of your windows has a direct impact on how your rooms feel. Typically, 75% of the exposed surface of a window is glass, and the temperature of the room-side of the glass directly affects the air temperature in the room. The better insulated the window glass, the warmer your room will be.
In fact, the Efficient Windows Collaborative suggests that when glass surface temperatures fall below 52°F, there is a risk of thermal discomfort. To maintain the best comfort during the winter, select a glass product that produces surface temperatures that will stay above this point during the coldest outdoor conditions.
Low Ē³-366 is the ultimate performance glass, with energy savings throughout the year, in every part of the country. All with exceptional visibility. It’s the perfect glass wherever you live. Low Ē³-366 can be purchased in hurricane-resistant laminated glass, as well as in a variety of shapes and sizes.
Inside Glass and Outside Temperatures
The superior insulating capability of Cardinal LoĒ³-366 is a key factor in the construction of comfortable windows for cold climates. The dramatic comfort improvement from windows with warm glass surfaces also means the relative humidity of the indoor air can be controlled and maintained properly. Proper humidity levels (not too much, not too little) will improve comfort and promote a healthier living environment.
The table below compares the room-side center of glass temperatures of different glass types against two different winter conditions.
|Outside Temp -20° F (-30° C)||Outside Temp +20° F (-10° C)|
|Single-pane, clear||0°F (-19°C)||31°F (-3°C)|
|Double-pane, clear||37°F (2°C)||51°F (9°C)|
|Ordinary low-e (air fill)||46°F (7°C)||57°F (13°C)|
|LoĒ² – 366 (air fill)||49°F (9°C)||58°F (14°C)|
|LoĒ² – 366 (argon fill)||52°F (11°C)||60°F (15°C)|
Low E Glass Benefits
Low-E glazing – Three layers of silver coating
For years, Cardinal has been setting the standard for energy efficient glass. Top-of-the-line residential window and door manufacturers all rely on our high quality. Our patented state-of-the-art sputter coating processes are unmatched by any other glass manufacturer.
Now we’ve raised the bar. LoĒ³-366 adds a third layer of silver coating. Result: a clear coating that blocks even more solar gain, reflects heat, and lets the light stream in. LoĒ³-366 actually outperforms the tinted glass often used in warm climates.
Spectrally selective LoĒ³-366
Low E Glass Ratings
|Visible Light Trans- mittance||Solar Heat Gain Coefficient||Winter U-Factor (Air / Argon )||UV||Fading Trans- mission|
|Single-pane, clear||90%||0.86||1.04 / –||0.71||0.84|
|Double-pane, clear||82%||0.78||0.48 / –||0.58||0.75|
|Ordinary low-e||76%||0.72||0.34 / 0.30||0.50||0.68|
|LoĒ² – 366||65%||0.27||0.29 / 0.24||0.05||0.43|