Eyes are the windows to the soul. Windows are the soul of a home. Windows provide a home with light, atmosphere, warmth, and a steady flow of ventilation.  However, windows can also make a home vulnerable to high-energy costs. For this reason, California’s Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24 of California’s Code of Regulations) requires homeowners purchase windows and doors that meet specific standards of efficiency.  To make sure their windows and doors always far exceed state efficiency standards, Hall’s employs highest quality glass in all its products.   That’s why Cardinal LoĒ³-366 high-efficiency glass comes standard in all Hall’s windows and doors.

Cardinal LoĒ³-366® glass is the ultimate performance glass. It just might make all other low-e glass obsolete. LoĒ³-366 delivers the ideal balance of solar control and high visibility. And it provides the highest levels of year-round comfort and energy savings. It’s also the one glass you can use to be compliant in every ENERGY STAR zone – in a double-pane window.

During summer, windows are subjected to heat transfer, making it harder to keep cool air in and hot air out.  Air conditioners no longer serve as luxuries, but as a necessary means of maintaining safe, tolerable interior climates. And, as temperatures rise, heat-exchange through inefficient windows can create new challenges for the maintenance of comfortable indoor temperatures.  Simply put, air-conditioners need all the help they can get.

When the temperature soars, ordinary window glass just can’t handle the heat. And tinted glass spoils the view. Cardinal LoĒ³-366, however, has been specially formulated to reject the sun’s heat without affecting the view. It lets more light in and keeps more heat out. So your home stays cool and comfortable. Its patented LoĒ³-366 coating provides the ultimate in performance.

What’s more, LoĒ³-366 provides exceptional fading protection as well. It blocks 95% of the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays (a leading cause of fading), so it will help your furniture, carpets, curtains and wall coverings stay beautiful for years to come.

Of course, efficient windows are not only a summer priority.  Heat exchange also takes place in winter, but in reverse direction: This time during winter months, when excess heat loss through home windows, coupled with the poor insulation against outside cold, places new demands on home heating systems.

During cold weather, the insulating effect of your windows has a direct impact on how your rooms feel. Typically, 75% of the exposed surface of a window is glass, and the temperature of the room-side of the glass directly affects the air temperature in the room. The better insulated the window glass, the warmer your room will be.

In fact, the Efficient Windows Collaborative (www.efficientwindows.org) suggests that when glass surface temperatures fall below 52°F, there is a risk of thermal discomfort. To maintain the best comfort during the winter, select windows and doors that employ glass designed to produce surface temperatures that will stay above the critical 52°F-point during the coldest outdoor conditions.

The superior insulating capability of Cardinal LoĒ³-366 is a key factor in the construction of comfortable windows for cold climates. The dramatic comfort improvement from windows with warm glass surfaces also means the relative humidity of the indoor air can be controlled and maintained properly. Proper humidity levels (not too much, not too little) will improve comfort and promote a healthier living environment.

Ensuring Hall’s customers always have the best in energy-efficient options, all of Hall’s windows and doors come standard with high-quality Cardinal LoĒ³ glass.  At Hall’s, quality of this highest level is not an extra; it’s a given expectation.  If your home needs an upgrade in energy efficiency or cosmetic appeal, turn to Hall’s Windows Center. Put their expert knowledge and superior service to work for you. Hall’s carries all of the industry’s best window solutions and the experience to install quickly, so you can soon begin enjoying the lighting, security, and savings of your new replacement windows.