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Window Glass Options 

What you need to know to choose the right variety for your home. 

By Carolyn Weber
Closed windowMonica Buck

Dual Pane

Two panes are separated by metal spacers at the edges and air in the center, providing energy-efficiency and noise reduction.


Low-E (Low Emissivity)

A thin, transparent metal or metallic oxide coating reflects infra-red radiation, keeping a house warm in the winter and cool in the summer.



A reinforced glass that features two panes surrounding a tough fiberglass core. Decorative styles include frosted, textured, stained glass, and more.



Styles include frosted, textured, stained glass, and more.


Note: All window styles are available with these four types of glass. Some come free when you order windows; others cost extra. Check with your retailer.



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