Solar heat at home provides a huge advantage during winters. It provides free heat that effectively warms up homes during the cold season. However, it may pose a disadvantage in the summer. You might experience extreme heat which will make everyone indoors feeling too hot and uncomfortable. To address this issue, contact door, window and roofing contractors to lessen the possibility of extreme heat indoors. This is where the Solar Heat Gain Coefficient comes in.
What Is SHGC?
SHGC or Solar Heat Gain Coefficient is the term used to describe the amount of solar heat or radiation which pass through your windows. In other terms, it simply refers to how much Ultraviolet rays enter your property through your windows. Too much will eventually damage your floors, walls, furniture and other parts of your property.
It’s always expressed with a specific number between 0 and 1. It’s also generally 0.8 or below. The lower the SHGC, the better it is for your property, especially when it comes to energy efficiency performance.
You may also come across the term U-value. It measures the conductivity of your entire window. The lowe the U-Value the higher the insulative power. Other factors can also help with your property’s energy-efficiency, such as better roofing or premium siding options.
SHGC Requirements for Residential Doors and Windows
Required SHGC values for properties depend on the location of residence. For example. In North/Central Zone in the US, windows should have U-value that is less than or equal to 0.30. For SHGC, it should have less than or equal to 0.40. For superior energy-efficient windows, choose one with less than or equal to 0.25 U-value and SHGC.
For energy-efficient windows in Hackensack, NJ, look no further than Classic Remodeling Corp. We offer high-quality windows that will fit your preferences, as well as roofing repair or replacement and siding installation. You can reach us by calling (201) 228-9006 or filling out our online contact form.