COMMUNITY FORUM

Wingman

08:09AM | 03/22/04
Member Since: 03/21/04
1 lifetime posts
Bvwindows
Am replacing Rivco Windows, need to understand what U-Value means?

Goal: Windows get all afternoon sun and I'm trying to block as much UV as I can. Problem with existing windows is that Sun is damaging family room furniture. Rivco makes a Low E Argon Gas filled replasement sash that has a U-Value of 0.35.

What does that mean? that it blocks 65% of the UV rays?

dgalenski

08:10AM | 03/23/04
Member Since: 01/02/03
31 lifetime posts
As far as I understand NO- the U-value does not have anything to do with the the UV rating. It is the opposite of R-value or the insulating properties. The higher the R value, the lower the U value. And visa-versa. U-value is the rate of heat loss. Andersen sells a window with a high performance sun low e glazing. check this link out to learn more:

http://www.efficientwindows.org/fading.cfm

TinMan

03:17PM | 03/25/04
Wingman,

Try www.PPG.com. They are one of the largest glass companys out there, and they have a good section for homeowners and residential glass. This should help you to understand U values.

However, since it sounds to me like you are having issues with the sun, there are some window companys who make products with two coating of LowE2 which is the best thing for blocking the UV rays. You can try www.alside.com. They have a glass option (I think they call it Climetech 2) available in most of their windows with argon gas and two coating of their version of LowE2.

Good Luck
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Move your knick-knacks to a brand new home on this charming DIY shelf. It's an easy project that can be completed in the s... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled entryway will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... A kitchen in a greenhouse—who wouldn't enjoy spending time in this light-filled space? Details that enhance the conservato... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... The Infinite Artisan Fire Bowl from Eldorado Outdoor is made from glass-fiber reinforced concrete, and offered in Oak Barr... The vibrant green of Granny Smith apples make a beautifully natural alternative to the traditional evergreen wreath. Brigh...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp1