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Posted on Apr 22, 2015 by Sam Heer

What You Should Look For in a Window Pane

Your window glass is as important as the whole window itself. Deciding on which windowpane to pick out of the myriad of choices available can be a bit of a challenge. Your decision should depend on your needs, and which benefit you want to obtain the most. Here, we discuss which window glass you should get for your replacement windows in Bloomington, IL.


What glass should I get for my windows and what benefits can I get from them?

Below, we list down the window glass options that Renewal by Andersen® of Central Illinois offers:

  1. High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass – This type of window glass is 45% more energy-efficient under winter conditions, and is the perfect choice for areas with colder weather. Areas with warmer weather can also benefit from this glass, as it is 56% more energy-efficient in warmer areas and during the summer. It can prevent your furniture and interiors from being damaged as this glass blocks 84% of the sun’s harmful UV rays. It can also make cleaning easier as it reduces water spots up to 99%. It cuts your energy bills up to 25%, helps reduce the noise that’s coming from the outside, and has a fully transferable limited warranty.
  2. High-Performance™ Low-E4® SmartSun™ glass – This one is the most energy-efficient glass choices out of the bunch. It is 45% more energy-efficient during the winter, the same as our High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass. However, this glass option is 70% more energy-efficient during the summer and in areas with warmer weather. It also allows the natural light to come into your home while blocking 95% of its harmful rays to prevent sun damage to your drapes, curtains, and other furniture and window treatments.
  3. High-Performance™ Low-E4® Sun glass – This one has the highest rating when it comes to solar heat gain coming through the windows. It keeps your home cooler during the hotter days, and is made with a tint coating to reduce the amount of light that comes through your windows.

We will always be happy and ready to install your windows, whether they be a double hung, picture, casement, or a bow or bay window in Champaign, IL, or any other type of window, for that matter. You can either call us at (866) 693-6707 or visit our website to learn more.


"I would recommend RBA of Central Illinois for QUALITY windows and doors. Compared to our old cheap, thin vinyl windows, Andersen blows them away. You can easily tell by how well the sliding doors fit and close, and how heavy duty they are. We also cannot hear the wind rushing through the house in inclement weather anymore! And the black window frames we went with are amazing to look at. Aaron, Al, Darrell, and Cory all were professional and went all out to finish the job, given the weather they had to deal with. I would definitely recommend. They were also on top of communicating with me given the weather delays, and what I could expect for them coming out. Five stars!"

Eric L.

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