How Insulated Glass Works
Insulated glass units (IGUs) have three major parts. Insulated glass windows are typically double or triple-paned, or are double glazed, separated by a spacer and contain a pocket of air in between. This helps to seal the window panes together. It’s like having a thermo-unit in your window.
Most heat insulation comes from the space in between the panes. The space can be filled with air, but more often than not, it’s filled with argon, krypton or other gasses that slow the transfer of heat.
The spacer that separates the two panels is filled with desiccant — a moisture-absorbing material that eliminates humidity.
Insulated glass goes through a lengthy dual-pane process (sometimes even more). Two panes of glass are put into each spacer to get the double-pane insulating effect. It’s then put into a vacuum chamber to get argon gas inside the two panes.
Lastly, once the glass is tempered and polished clean, a high-grade sealant is used on the glass unit’s parameter to hold it all in place. This keeps insulating gas from escaping and moisture from entering. Any excess sealant is scraped off of the edges.
- Insulating glass is traditionally used at office buildings, Hospitals, Hotels, and other buildings where large amount of heating or cooling is required.
- Those places where humidity and temperature needs to be controlled, Insulated glass is best suited for them. Insulating glass is also used in airports control towers
- Laminated Glass can be added for acoustic requirements.
Insulated Glass Components
Secondary SIlicon Seal
Provides consistent long-term adhesion. Due to the non-organic nature of silicone, silicone provides support against weathering and adhering to glass substrates. Due to structural properties, silicone provides structural integrity to all of our insulated units.