If the past few weeks are any indication of summer, then we’re in for a real scorcher! The next few months are set to break just about every Jacksonville heat record. Whether or not you plan to hang around Jacksonville this summer, your house still needs protection from the high temperatures. Preventative measures like Low E glass and energy efficient treatments could make all the difference for your house.


We’re here with a simple guide on how to protect one of the most important features of your house — the windows. It doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg to keep your home protected during the heat. Here’s what we mean:

Create Shade on the Exterior of Your Home

An effective and appealing way to block your windows from harmful UV rays is to plant trees. Locate the areas of your home that receive the most direct sunlight, then choose a tree that’s known for its shading qualities.


Certain palm trees will get the job done, but it’s smarter to choose a tree with denser greenery. Head to your local plant nursery for advice on which trees to plant. Not only will this keep your home cooler, but it protects your window panes and frames from the intense sunlight.

Look into Low E Glass for Immediate Results

Adding a protective coating to your windows is the best way to increase your home’s energy efficiency and extend the lifespan of your windows. It’s an invisible layer added to the window panes to block UV rays while still letting in natural light.


Low E glass regulates the internal temperature of your Jacksonville home and protects your family and furnishings from sun damage. While you may think this is a super expensive service, American Window Products believes every homeowner should have access to the benefits.


Head to our website to take advantage of the current special we’re offering Jacksonville homeowners. When you install six or more windows, we’ll add Low E glass to each pane for no cost. You can’t find savings like that anywhere else!

Use Thick Curtains or Blinds to Protect Your Home’s Interior

We know it goes without saying, but it’s just as important to keep the inside of your home safe as it is to protect the outside. While strategic shade trees and Low E glass will get the job done to protect your windows, it’s always smart to go the extra mile to reduce sun exposure to the interior.


Plantation shutters or thick neutral curtains will do a great job of protecting your furniture from sun exposure. It’s important to combine high-quality windows with window features to keep your home cool and sun damage-free.

Get Your Windows in Shape Before Summer Hits in Full Swing

The only time you really ever think about your windows is when something is wrong. If you’re reading this blog, there’s a good chance your windows aren’t up-to-date with modern energy efficient benefits.


It’s important to consider your windows as multiple parts working together instead of one individual unit. All of the parts (frames, panes, locks, etc.) must be in sync for your windows to provide optimal benefits. If you notice any damage, you may be in the market for new windows. Take this simple repair or replace quiz to find out.


We appreciate the professionalism of your entire staff & crew. Everyone was prompt, courteous and considerate. Thanks for an excellent experience!

– Bill O., American Window Products Review


Our team at American Window Products knows you have options when it comes to hiring someone to install new windows with Low E glass. While there are other companies in Jacksonville, none have offered our top-notch level of service for over 30 years.
We’ve proudly served the Jacksonville community for over three decades and we’d love to serve you, too. Contact us today for your free estimate.