Insulated Glass Units

Insulated Glass Units

Insulated glass is crucial as it significantly influences the energy efficiency of any structure. All of our insulated glass units are IGCC (Insulating Glass Certification Council) certified.

Insulated Glass Units (IGUs) consist of two or more glass panes separated by a spacer and sealed together to create a single glazing unit. IGUs are designed to provide improved thermal and acoustic performance compared to single-pane glass. We can fabricate virtually any unit thickness, size, and glass configuration, including high-performance argon-filled units with high-performance soft-coat Low-E coatings. Extend your design features with muntin bars (grilles), spandrel, tinted, textured or even printed glass or many other options.

When choosing IGUs, it’s essential to consider the specific requirements of your building, such as climate, noise levels, and energy efficiency goals. Speak with our glazing experts to help you select the best options for your needs.

IGUs 101

Number of Panes: IGUs typically consist of two or three glass panes separated by spacers. The number of panes affects the overall thermal and sound insulation properties.

Glass Thickness: The thickness of the glass panes can vary based on requirements for thermal performance, safety, and structural considerations.

Spacer Material: Spacers separate the glass panes and create an air or gas-filled cavity between them. The choice of spacer material can impact the overall energy efficiency of the IGU. We offer both Tri-seal warm edge spacers and Thermoplastic Spacers (TPS).

Gas Filling: In some cases, IGUs are filled with inert argon gas to improve thermal insulation. These gases have a higher resistance to heat transfer compared to air.

Low-E Coatings: Low-emissivity (Low-E) coatings are thin, transparent layers applied to the glass surface to reduce heat transfer. They help to reflect heat back into the room during cold weather and block heat from entering during hot weather.

Tinting: We offer tinted IGUs to reduce glare and control the amount of solar heat gain entering the building.

Laminated or Tempered Glass: For safety and security purposes, one or more of the glass panes in an IGU can be laminated or tempered to prevent shattering and reduce the risk of injury in case of breakage.

Frame Material: The type of frame material used for the IGU installation affects overall energy efficiency and durability. Our commercial team offers a variety of aluminum framing systems to suit any requirement.

Soundproofing: For noise reduction, IGUs with different thicknesses and types of glass can be combined to create soundproofing capabilities.

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