As always, our goal is to offer our customers beautiful, durable and affordable solutions to make their house a home. In order to choose the right product, it is good to be informed and familiar with the operating principle of each aspect.
Usually, the insulating glass unit occupies from 75% to 90% of the total window area. Its quality, materials, and technology of building profiles are important for the functionality of windows, but the insulating glass unit plays a central role in the final result.
The quality of the glass is directly related to the heat and noise insulation of a house, office or other type of building.
There are several main types of materials used for the manufacture of modern high-tech models of insulating glass units:
- plain (white) glass
- decorative glass
- low-emission glass (K)
- stained glass
- high-performance glass (four-season)
- mirror glass
Depending on specific needs and individual preferences, glass can be combined in different effective combinations.
What is an insulating glass unit?
The good insulating glass unit is a long-term investment important for the efficiency of your windows.
An insulating glass unit commonly consists of two or more panes of glass of the same or different quality and characteristics, assembled at a certain distance from each other.
Panes of glass are separated by a spacer material and sealed together at a certain distance. This spacer can be of different sizes, depending on the requirements of the object. The insulating airspace is filled with an absorbent substance. It prevents the occurrence of moisture. The glass is usually glued to the frame with butyl. Then silicones and hot-melt adhesives can be used. Thus, excellent tightness and insulation of the construction is guaranteed, so that the insulating glass unit can meet the specified requirements for heat and sound insulation.
How to choose an IGU?
There are several important factors that can tilt the scales one way or another when choosing an IGU. The geographical position of the window is of great importance. It is important to understand the overall purpose of the building. Various options can be offered in residential buildings, office buildings, retail outlets, etc.
These factors largely determine the type of glass. Low-emission (K) glass is one of the most frequently used and demonstrably effective options. They are especially energy-efficient, constantly retain heat in the room and reduce head loss to an impressive 60 +%.
High performance IGU (four-season) are also the preferred option in many cases. In winter, this type of IGU is able to absorb up to 70% of the heat from UV rays, providing an excellent microclimate without losing energy at any time.