Insulating Glass Units

HIGH EFFICIENCY INSULATING GLASS

Are you experiencing any of these window issues:

  • Cracked insulating glass?
  • Fogged-up insulating glass?
  • You have good, working windows, but wish to upgrade their efficiency to save energy costs and increase your comfort?

HERE IS THE SOLUTION!

UPGRADE YOUR WINDOWS WITH OUR REPLACEMENT, HIGH-EFFICIENCY
“Low-E²-272” or “Low-E³-366”
INSULATING GLASS

Recent technological advances aimed at conserving energy, has produced a new generation of insulating glass, standard in all new windows made today. Now, you can replace your existing low-efficiency glass with state of the art “Low-E” coated glass including an Argon gas-filled air-space.
Full 20 year warranty against seal failure!

Double-glazed, hermetically sealed units for most applications.

Triple-glazed, used for superior sound and heat insulation.

Learn more about Low-E² 272 "The above-standard insulator"

Learn more about Low-E³ 366 "The ultimate insulator"

GLASS TYPES AND OPTIONS AVAILABLE:

LOW-E COATED GLASS

This is the standard for all new windows and doors, in addition to being the best upgrade for replacement of old insulating glass units. Low-E glass is superior for cold insulation as well as for solar energy control in the hot summer months. All of our Low-E glass units include an Argon Gas filled air space which provides superior insulation to regular air. Finally, a non-conducting glass spacer resulting in perimeter edge insulation is employed. For the ultimate in energy efficiency, consider the further upgrade of Triple layer Low-E glass.

CLEAR “FLOAT” GLASS

Clear double glass units are sufficient for most applications with low energy efficiency demands. This is an economical solution for “3-Season” rooms and cottages.

TINTED BRONZE or GREY GLASS

Tinted glass provides extra control of the sun’s hot infra-red radiation, resulting in a cooler home in the summer in addition to a lighter load on your air conditioner. When used together with Low-E coated glass, superior hot and cold insulation is achieved.

SAFETY GLASS: TEMPERED

Tempered glass has a high impact resistance to breakage. This is an excellent choice for glass which is either located close to floor level or mounted into doors. Most importantly, tempered glass is safe for children. If broken, the glass instantly reduces to a shower of thousands of safe, tiny pieces, without the presence of any large shards.

SAFETY GLASS: LAMINATED

Laminated glass is similar to that used on windshield, having a very high resistance to impact.  In case of breakage, it will only crack, and not fall apart under almost all conditions. Applications include High Security needs, Storm Resistance, Sound Control, and Skylights.

INTERNAL DECORATIVE GRILLES

Grilles are available in various designs, colours, and sizes to enhance decorative appeal of your windows.

OBSCURE OR FROSTED GLASS TYPES

Used for privacy and decorative purposes. Many different textures are available, including Acid Etched (gives maximum privacy in addition to superior light transmittance), Gluechip, Pinhead, Baroque, Rain, and many others. Samples can be seen in our showroom, or refer to the chart below:

ORDERING INFORMATION

For ordering or quotation, please specify the following:

1. Exact size of glass in width and length. Be sure to size the glass at least ¼” smaller than the exact tight opening to allow for fitting and expansion.

2. Exact overall thickness of the unit, inside to outside. Insulating glass units are made in increments of 1/16″, from 1/2″ to 1 1/4″ (dependent on the combination of air-space thickness and glass thickness). This is especially important when replacing glass into vinyl windows, as the thickness accuracy is critical for proper fit.

3. Type of glass and options required, as outlined above

4. Thickness of each of the two panes of glass, as shown in guide below:

GLASS THICKNESS GUIDELINES

Glass Area
Glass Thickness Needed
Approximate Weight

Up to 12 sq. ft.

3mm

3 lb. per sq. ft.

Up to 25 sq. ft.

4mm

4 lb. per sq. ft.

Up to 35 sq. ft.

5mm

5 lb. per sq. ft.

Over 35 sq. ft.

6mm

6 lb. per sq. ft.