Benefits: Protect Your Art and Furniture
Sunlight is the enemy of most of the expensive things in your home, such as art and furniture. Carpets, blankets, paintings and wood floors are also all prone to fading, which can leave ugly dull spots on things that were once bright and beautiful. Standard glass blocks some but not all of the ultraviolet rays that cause the problem, but efficient windows block more. The low-e (low emissivity) coatings applied to efficient windows block 75 percent of the rest of those rays, and UV-absorbing materials used in frames can top up your level of protection to 99 percent of all harmful rays.