Insulated Glass Products
At PFG Glass, we provide insulated glass for both Commercial and Residential customers with our two state of the art, fully automated IG lines. We offer protective film, and multiple glass options which include Cardinal Low E coatings and Neat+ options. All of our insulated glass products are IGCC (Insulating Glass Certification Council) certified and all of our washers use treated water.
Frequently Asked Questions About Insulated Glass Products
What is Insulated Glass?
Insulated glass units (IGUs) are two or more panes of glass that are separated with a spacer and sealed at the edges to form a single unit. This type of glazing helps reduce heat loss, glare, noise pollution, and damage from UV light. In British Columbia, IGUs are usually filled with an inert gas such as argon for even better insulation, making them a critical building material for modern energy-efficient buildings.
What are the benefits of Insulated Glass?
Insulated glass is an important investment that can have a major impact on the energy efficiency of any building. Not all IGUs are created the same. Sealant, spacer, low-e glass coatings, and number of glass lites makes a big difference in energy efficiency.
All IGUs help to reduce heat loss in winter and keep cool air inside during the summer, leading to more consistent indoor temperatures all year round. This can result in lower cooling and heating bills, while also cutting down on the amount of energy wasted by a building. Additionally, insulated glass can limit noise pollution from outside sources, making it beneficial for those living in noisy environments.
What are Insulated Glass Spacers?
Insulating glass spacers are an important component of double-or triple-IG windows. They provide an insulating air space between two lites of glass and ensure an optimal seal to attain maximum efficiency in terms of cooling in the summer and heating in the winter. Spacers are manufactured or assembled in conjunction with desiccant and are designed to absorb any moisture that may accumulate, preventing it from reaching the vision area, fogging the unit, and causing failure. Spacers typically consist of metal or warm edge foam technology like the Super Spacer structural silicone, warm edge spacer system. Super Spacer robotically-applied spacers ensures long-term durability and proven structural integrity. Super Spacer reduces sealant stress, maximizes heat flow resistance, improves glass surface temperature, and enhances condensation resistance.
What is Low Emissivity Glass?
Low Emissivity (or Low-E) glass is a type of energy efficient window glass treated with nearly invisible, microscopically thin coatings of metallic oxide to reduce the amount of energy and light transferred through it. In winter, the coating on low-e glass reflects heat back into the building, while reducing the transfer of cool air from outside. This can help regulate interior temperatures, leading to improved comfort in a home or office building, as well as reduced heating and cooling costs. And because low-e coatings block a substantial portion of ultraviolet (UV) light and infrared (IR) light, they also protect furniture and fabrics from fading over time due to exposure to sunlight.
What are Surface Numbers?
Each glass lite in an insulating glass unit consists of two surfaces. These surfaces are numbered beginning from the outside glass surface (#1) and finishing with the inside glass surface (usually #2 or #4).