Not all window glass is the same. In fact, selecting the right glass can make a big difference in the comfort of your home as well as the size of your energy bills. Here’s why it pays to get Solarban 60 glass by PPG:

Furnace heat lost through your windows is at its peak on winter nights. When your windows are made with Solarban 60 glass instead of ordinary glass, this heat loss is cut in half, meaning lower heating bills.

Thanks to its special solar control, low-emissivity (low-e) coating, a window made with solarban 60 glass allows about half as much heat from the sun to enter your home as a window with ordinary glass. That reduces summer cooling costs.

Solarban 60 glass looks like ordinary glass, but it’s not. The glass’s low-e coating changes the quality of the light that passes through it, reducing the bright glare of sunlight without adversely affecting the level of visible light that enters your home.

The solar control, low-e coating of Solarban 60 glass blocks ultraviolet (UV) energy, which is traditionally associated with fading, 72% more effectively than ordinary glass. However, a more complete measure of fading resistance called “damage-weighted transmittance,” shows that Solarban 60 glass also protects your fabrics, furniture and carpets from fading caused by visible light.

Insulating Glass
Solarban 60
Insulating Glass by PPG
More Solar Heat
Less Solar Heat

Winter U-Value = 0.48

Winter U-Value = 0.25

SHGC = 0.75

SHGC = 0.39

Ultraviolet Energy = 58%
Damage Weighted Transmittance = 0.74

Ultraviolet Energy = 16%
Damage Weighted Transmittance = 0.56