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Solace Low E

A new way to view your world

Windows aren't just part of your home's framework. They can add light and life, warmth and beauty. That's why choosing the right glass is so important. And where Solace Low E can make all the difference.

A high performance glass, Solace Low E is designed to help you create a living environment that's completely comfortable - making your home feel ‘just right'.

Solace gives you the best of the outdoors, indoors. In cooler environments it makes the most of natural light, letting the sun's heat in and preventing it from escaping. In hotter environments, its clever technology keeps your home nice and cool.


See the difference with Solace

The clearest view
Unlike other low-e glass products that can look hazy, Solace Low E provides exceptional clarity and a view the way it's meant to be.

A warmer, drier, healthier home
Solace makes your home more liveable. We use advanced thermal spacer technology which reduces condensation and creates a ‘warmer edge' to your windows and doors, allowing you to make the most of your living space. And if you add an insulating gas like argon to your double or triple glazed unit, it will keep in even more warmth.

No compromise on light
There's nothing like natural light to brighten up your home. Solace provides the maximum transfer of light and energy from the sun, allowing it to be distributed generously throughout the room.

Increased energy efficiency
As part of a total window system, Solace can help boost the energy efficiency of your windows and help you achieve an ENERGY STAR* mark for your home. Just talk to your local window and door manufacturer about how.

* 0.32 = minimum R value rating for ENERGY STAR



Get to know your glass

Low-emissivity (low-e) glass
Glass with an almost invisible coating contained on the inside pane of an insulated glass unit (IGU). This coating lets the sun's light and energy into your home and reflects heat back indoors, forming a shield against the cold. In warmer climates low-e glass can be used to keep the heat out.

U-value
The measure of air-to-air heat transfer through glass and the difference between the indoor and outdoor temperatures.
The lower the U-value, the lower the heat transfer and the better the insulation.

R-value
The thermal resistance of the total window system (including glass, spacer and joinery type). The higher the R-value, the less heat that is lost through the system and the better the insulation.

Shading co-efficient
The ratio of total solar heat gain through a particular glass type compared to the total heat gain through 3mm clear glass. The lower the shading co-efficient, the more the glass restricts the transfer of solar heat.

Visible light transmission
The percentage of visible light transmitted through the glass. The higher the VLT, the more natural light enters the room.

Argon
A noble gas used inside a double or triple glazed unit. It restricts the transfer of heat and provides greater insulation.


Why go Low E?

Solace Low E is a type of low emissivity (low-e) glass - a high performing technology that has been used in homes throughout Europe for many years.

The secret to low-e is in the virtually invisible coating that is applied to the glass. It cuts window heat loss by about 20% to 30%, compared to double glazing without low-e*. The result? You can live closer to your windows and closer to the view you love.

We're proud to supply our glass to New Zealand's best window and door manufacturers and glass merchants. To find out more about Solace Low E or any of our other glass solutions, talk to one of our experts.