Noise Reduction and UV Protection
Reduce Noise Levels
Long Windows can reduce noise entering your home from the outside, making for a more peaceful home environment.
The scientific measure of noise reduction is a Sound Transmission Class (STC) rating. An STC rating tells you how much noise reduction occurs through a window, door, wall, floor, ceiling or other partition. The higher the STC rating, the better the partition is at blocking noise.
Single-pane windows, prevalent in homes built over 18 years ago, have STC ratings of 15-20. Average dual-pane windows can provide STC ratings of 28-30. Long Windows have a technologically advanced design, which can reduce noise and make your home a quieter and more peaceful environment to relax and enjoy.
Superior UV Protection
Long Windows employ patented Heat Mirror® technology to block 99.7% of harmful ultraviolet (UV) light rays. Keeping UV light out of your home protects your blinds, upholstery and rugs from fading and discoloration.
Heat Mirror® was heralded by BusinessWeek magazine as “a major technological advance…The coating on the film is so thin that it is ‘porous’ to photons in the visible-light spectrum, and thus invisible to the eye. But to the longer-wave heat rays, the coating is more opaque…and therefore prevents these rays from passing through…”
The Chicago Sun-Times reported that “unlike ordinary glass, which absorbs heat and then re-radiates it in both directions, Heat Mirror® is heat reflective and provides the thermal performance of five panes of glass…”
Popular Science magazine remarked that the Heat Mirror® was one of the 100 greatest inventions around the house. “FOR YEARS, windows were a big yawn. Sure, they let in too much cold in the winter and heat in the summer”…”Among the dramatic innovations were coatings that let in light but not heat; inert-gas filling between panes; and heat-stopping edge spacers.” Click here to read the article »
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