How Does Insulated Glass Work?
Tampa Insulated glass is manufactured by using the following components:
Usually clear glass is used in insulated units to provide unimpeded views. However, tinted glass can be used to reduce the transfer of heat from the sun, and provide some privacy. Tinted glass is ideal for use in motor vehicles and typically come in bronze, green, and grey tones.
Heat and sound insulation can be improved by adding a coating of polyester or metal-based material. The coat of film can reduce fading of fabrics in the home or place of business, while also improving safety in case of breakage.
Low-emissivity, or low-e, glass has a metal-based coat that impedes the emission of heat transfer between panes. Low-e glass products are designed to reflect heat and sunlight rather than absorb it. A hard coat or soft coat of low-e material can be applied to the glass. The soft coat of low-e significantly improves thermal performance of the glass; however, it requires special handling both during and after the manufacturing process.
Insulated glass panes are separated by spacers to improve thermal performance. Spacers are made of steel, aluminum, or fiberglass material, and are filled with desiccant to remove moisture.
If you are considering having insulated glass products installed in your residential or commercial property, speak to a knowledgeable contractor about the benefits of energy-efficient products. You can inquire about purchasing qualifying energy-efficient products and receive a tax rebate.