WHAT IS SHGC?
Firstly, what is SHGC or Solar Heat Gain Coefficient? The SHGC, in a nutshell, monitors the amount of heat that is permitted to enter your house via your windows. Less heat enters your house, resulting in cheaper summer cooling expenses. It is also a result of a lower SHGC score. The rating on a window label informs you of how efficiently the window deflects solar heat. A rating between 0 and 1 is shown, with a lower number signifying greater performance. WHY IS SHGC IMPORTANT? But why is SHGC important? So, it all boils down to your wallet and energy efficiency. It can significantly impact your energy costs by the amount of heat that enters your house via your windows. It is particularly true during the hot summer months.