An important choice you make in purchasing windows is what type of glass to put in them. Glass has a significant effect on the heat your house loses at night, the heat it gains during the day and noise levels from outside. The glass in your windows helps to determine the level of comfort, security and privacy in your home. No matter the location of your site or the positioning of the windows within a project, The Folding Sliding Door Company provides you with many glass solutions.
Insulating glass is a multi-glass combination consisting of two or more panes enclosing a hermetically-sealed air space. The most important function of insulation glass is to reduce thermal losses, which offers many advantages: lower energy consumption, perfect transparency by reducing the incidence of condensation on the warm air side and the possibility of using larger glazed areas without increasing energy consumption.
The tempering process produces highly desirable conditions of induced stress which result in additional strength, resistance to thermal stress and impact resistance. Tempered glass is about 4 times stronger than standard glass. When broken, Toughened Glass shatters into small blunt - edged fragments (dice) reducing the risk of human injury.
Laminate resists penetration - glass may break but the plastic inner layer retains overall integrity and continues to act as a barrier.
Low-E Coated Glass
The Low-E allows most natural light to enter freely but reflects a significant portion of short-wave heat energy. In the summer, long-wave heat energy radiating from objects is reflected back outside, lowering cooling cost. In winter, internal longwave heat energy is reflected back inside, lowering heating cost.
Super Spacer is a true dual seal warm edge spacer system that uses a high-performance acrylic adhesive for its structural seal, backed by a moisture vapor seal. Two seals are better than one – proven by the fact the windows made with Super Spacer last five times longer in durability tests than single-seal units.