Ultraviolet rays (UV) entering through your windows and patio doors can result in damaging the colours of furniture, carpet, and artwork. You often find yourself asking: “Is the UV light damaging your furniture?” These and other materials, especially ones with organic fabrics, are susceptible to fading when exposed to sunlight. Upgrading your windows to more energy efficient products can potentially reduce fading and extend the life of your personal and household items.

To help you through the replacement process, let me, Sam Crupi – Ottawa Doors and Windows Professional, conduct a free home assessment to determine what the best type and style of windows and doors will give your home a fresh new look and a stronger exterior and protect your home furniture from UV light.

Many older homes still use their original windows built with single-pane glass. These old windows simply do not help mitigate damaging effects of UV light on your beautiful home furniture and artwork. Let our experts at Ottawa Doors and Windows help you find the best products on the market and protect your home with beautiful VinylBilt Windows with an option to block 95% of the damaging UV rays!

Here at Ottawa Doors and Windows, we use energy efficient windows to improve the comfort of your home, while saving you money on your energy bills.

The windows we use are from VinylBilt, don’t just trust our word on it, here’s what VinylBilt says on their website about the quality of their windows:

Vinylbilt is pleased to be offering LoE-180 glass, designed specifically for the Canadian climate. Our LoE Glass, provides the Clearest, Highest Performance Glass on the market.

LoE180 Benefits:

  • Triple Glazed Performance in a Double Glazed format
  • Superior LoE Performance versus other LoE’s
  • Energy Star Zone at a minimum C or greater
  • Leading blockage of UV Radiation that cause fading & damage
  • High Solar Heat Gain
  • Comes standard with our Simply Clean super smooth finish
  • No Haze

The New LoE-180 glass acts like an invisible layer of insulation that helps homes stay warm and cozy; by blocking heat loss to the cold weather outside and welcoming the sun’s heat inside. This is important because windows contribute up to 25% of the annual heating cost of a home.

Our energy optimization results, begin with a selection of LoE glass coating used in combination with our unique white ‘S-Class’ Super Spacer technology. We then offer you a choice of double or triple glass panes and Argon or Krypton gas between the panes of glass. In the winter, it helps bring in more heat energy during the day, while reducing heat loss at night. In the summer, the same technology prevents hot, humid air from entering your home. The results: reduced air conditioning costs when it’s warm, and lowered heating bills when it’s cold.

Designed for CANADIAN climate, the New LoE-180 glass provides Year Round Comfort and improves the insulating value of your window up to 40%.With high solar heat gain, ER and R values, increased zone coverage and great light transmission and clarity; the New LoE-180, is the Clearest, Highest Performance Glass on the market.



Window Model Glaze SHGC ER Energy Star Zones
LoE-180 – Argon 3 0.37 28 AB
LoE-180 – Argon 2 0.41 29 ABC
* From NRCan web site Triple glazed performance in a double glazed format!



Product Energy Rating (ER) Insulating U Value Solar Heat Gain (SHGC)
Cardinal LoE-180 47.33 0.259 0.685
Guardian 75/68 45.22 0.275 0.683
PPG SG400 45.79 0.278 0.699
AGC Comf.EPS 45.82 0.290 0.726
Pilkington Energy Adv. 45.66 0.296 0.735

* Source: Cardinal Glass Industries

The ultimate performance glass! LoE366 glass delivers the ideal balance of solar control and high visibility. LoE366 glass provides the highest level of year-round comfort and energy savings, making it the perfect glass no matter where you live.

LoE366 Benefits:

  • An unprecedented third layer of silver
  • Blocks 95% of the damaging UV rays
  • Blocks 64% of unwanted heat
  • Retains 98% of the room side heating or cooling
  • Highest R value for better insulating performance
  • Comes standard with our Simply Clean super smooth finish
  • No Haze


  • Delivers improved performance vs. single LoE glass in a triple pane format
  • Combines 4 layers of LoE in a triple pane unit
  • Cardinal (366) is placed on the outer pane of glass and Cardinal (180) on the inbound pane
  • Two chambers can be filled with Argon or Krypton gas
  • Available with internal and external grills
  • Available on all Vinylbilt Platinum Series Windows

Sound Reduction

  • When combined with Super Spacer®, Optimal air space and SSP® Glass you obtain significant sound reduction


  • Outer layer of glass combined with SSP® glass provides 10 times the security


  • LoE glass combined with SSP, provides improved U, R and SHGC values