introduces the next generation in energy-efficient windows - CozE performance
glass. To provide homeowners with an ideal blend of energy performance and aesthetics,
CozE performance glass is available in three performance levels, CozE, CozE
Tint and CozE HV.
CozE - the standard in energy-efficient glass
The best all-climate performance glass, CozE sets the standard with an insulating
value (U-Value) that is more than 35 percent more efficient than clear insulated
glass. In the winter, CozE performance glass reflects heat back into the room.
During the summer, the sun's heat and damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays are significantly
CozE Tint for solar glare reduction
When solar glare is a problem, CozE Tint is the perfect solution. To reduce
glare effects, CozE Tint reduces the amount of visible light by almost 45 percent
more than CozE glass. And in sun-drenched areas, like the West and Southwest,
where solar heat gain is also a problem, CozE Tint reduces solar heat gain by
almost 40 percent over CozE. When compared to ordinary insulated clear glass,
CozE Tint's solar heat gain reduction jumps to more than 65 percent.
CozE HV - High visibility with superior energy efficiency
Striking a balance between energy performance and visibility has been a challenge
-- until now. The latest innovation in performance glass, CozE HV provides superior
energy efficiency with high visibility.
"CozE HV is the ultimate in energy-efficient glass," said Steve Sullivan,
director of marketing for AMSCO. "Until now, homeowners have had to choose
between a clear view and protection from the sun's heat and damaging UV rays.
With CozE HV, homeowners can have both. It lets in more light and keeps more
heat out so their home will stay comfortable without any room-darkening tints."
With the specially formulated triple layer of silver, CozE HV blocks 95 percent
of the sun's damaging UV rays, a 91 percent improvement over clear insulated
glass. At the same time, CozE HV allows 35 percent more light than CozE Tint.
All standard AMSCO window and door products meet ENERGY STAR guidelines with
one of the CozE performance glass options. ENERGY STAR is a government-backed
program that helps consumers identify energy-efficient products.
Brite glass - low maintenance and naturally clean
For a window system that not only saves energy, but stays cleaner longer, dries
faster and has 99 percent fewer exterior water spots, homeowners can add AMSCO's
new Brite glass to any CozE performance glass option.
"Cleaning windows - and keeping them clean - has always been a challenge,
particularly for windows that may be hard to reach or those above a home's first
level," said Sullivan. "The sun's UV rays break down and loosen dirt
so water can wash it away. By simply adding Brite glass to any of our CozE performance
glass options, homeowners will spend less time and energy cleaning their windows
and more time enjoying the view."
Brite glass also comes with a removable film to protect the special coating
from dirt, stucco and other construction debris during the manufacturing, shipping
and construction phases of window installation. Whether homeowners are building
a new house or remodeling their existing home, the removable film will help
them protect the exterior glass coating. Simply peel and discard when finished.
Like all AMSCO products, CozE performance glass comes with a full lifetime