These are the window terms to use, and the questions to ask, before buying glass windows for your home.
U-Value (Winter Night-time) The smaller the number, the better. When a home is primarily heated, the U-Value (heat flow out of the home) is the correct rating to inquire about.
Solar Heat Gain Coefficient The lower the number, the less heat is going into the house. When a home is primarily air conditioned, the SHGC value is the correct rating to inquire about.
Visible Light Transmittance The higher the number, the brighter the light that is transmitted through the glass.
UV Light Transmittance (TUV) The Lower the number, the better. It is the percentage of invisible, harmful ultraviolet light that passes through a window.