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OakWood’s High Performance Home

Energy Efficient

Stop paying a fortune on your energy bills and reduce your carbon footprint. OakWood can provide recommendations on energy reducing options all the way to building a net-zero home which can produce as much energy as it uses.

High Efficiency (Low-e) Windows and Doors

After walls and roof, windows are the largest source of heat loss in your home. The more natural light you have coming into your home the more you have to concern yourself with solar heat gain, heat loss and UV infiltration. Most new windows have some degree of energy protection built into the glass panes. Energy efficient glass is created by using glass with Low-e coating. The lower the ‘Low-e’ rating the higher the protection.

Why this product is important:
Low-e glass windows (which stands for low emissivity) is a windowpane that is coated in a microscopic layer of metallic oxides. This thin protective layer filters dangerous UV rays and it also helps control radiant heat (infrared light) as it enters and leaves a room.

This protective layer can be further supplemented with the addition of inert argon gas between the two panes creating an even higher insulation (R) value.