Insulating Glass

By combining Low-E coatings, standard and high performance tinted glasses, reflective coatings, silk-screened patterns, laminated glass products and more, a wide variety of insulating glass configurations are available to satisfy a wide range of performance and aesthetic requirements. IG units can be fabricated to meet state energy and safety codes, sound control and seismic requirements, impact, bullet, hurricane and blast resistance requirements. IG units can be designed to reduce heat loss and solar heat gain entering the building, with a minimal reduction of visible light transmittance.

Insulating Glass

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Insulating Glass Applications

Insulating Glass (IG) units are used in essentially all exterior building applications, including vertical glazing, sloped glazing, overhead glazing and skylights, and also in both vision and spandrel (nonvision) areas. Depending on the glass type used, IG units can be designed for: light and solar control, sound control, ultraviolet screening (to reduce fading), hurricane, earthquake and blast resistance, security, bullet resistance, and decorative applications.

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Insulating Glass Capabilities

The standard 1" commercial Insulating Glass (IG) unit consists of two lites of 1/4" glass and a nominal 1/2" air space. Custom IG unit designs can be fabricated with glass thicknesses ranging from 1/8" to 3/4" and with airspace thicknesses ranging from 3/16" to 7/8" having standard spacer colors of clear, bronze and black anodized, and mill finish aluminum. Maximum sizes for IG units are determined by a number of considerations including thickness, weight, aspect ratio, application and load requirements.

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Insulating Glass Characteristics

Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® insulating glass units are independently tested and certified according to North American standards for quality and performance. Our IG unit constructions pass the ASTM E2190 Standard Specification for Insulating Glass Unit Performance and Evaluation. The tests are certified by Insulating Glass Certification Council (IGCC) which sponsors the certification program in the US. The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) is responsible for IGMAC certification in Canada.

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Insulating Glass Description

Insulating glass units are fabricated according to project specifications. IG units can be constructed using a large variety of glass products to achieve desired aesthetics, meet design criteria, safety codes and/or to improve solar control and thermal performance.

Glass options include clear, low iron, Low-E's, standard or high performance (spectrally selective) tints, reflective, silk-screened, spandrel, laminated, decorative and wired glass. The glass lites of an IG unit can be annealed, heat-strengthened, tempered or laminated.

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Insulating Glass Colors

Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® offers a comprehensive line of Insulating Glass products. The glass types listed below are included in the Insulating Glass offering. Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® offers a variety of glass products to meet your architectural glazing design needs. Please contact Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® for product availability and performance data as this information is subject to change without notice.

For monolithic, laminated or insulating glass unit performance data, please go to GlasSelect®, our on-line glass performance calculator.

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Clear
Clear Glass Products
Clear
1/4" (6mm) Clear Float Glass
5/16" (8mm) Clear Float Glass
3/8" (10mm) Clear Float Glass
1/2" (12mm) Clear Float Glass
3/4" (19mm) Clear Float Glass
Self-Cleaning/Low Maintenance
1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Activ® on Clear Self-Cleaning #1
Low-E
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 60 on Clear Low-E #2 or #3
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 67 on Clear Low-E #2 or #3
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 70XL Low-E #2 or #3
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 90 on Clear Low-E #2 or #3
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® Neutral 40 on Clear Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® Neutral 50 on Clear Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SN 54 on Clear Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SN 68 on Clear Low-E #2 or #3
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SNX 51/23 on Clear Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SNX 62/27 on Clear Low-E #2 or #3
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® Neutral 78/65 on Clear Low-E #2 or #3
1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Energy Advantage™ Low-E #2 or #3
Reflective
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® R100 on Clear Neutral Reflective Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® AG 43 on Clear Radiant Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® AG 50 on Clear Radiant Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® Silver 20 on Clear Reflective #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SNR 43 on Clear Radiant Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Clear Eclipse Advantage™ Radiant Low-E #2

 

Low Iron
Low Iron Glass Products
Low Iron
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Starphire® Low Iron Clear Float Glass
3/8" (10mm) Vitro Starphire® Low Iron Clear Float Glass
1/2" (12mm) Vitro Starphire® Low Iron Clear Float Glass
1/4" (6mm) Guardian UltraClear® Low Iron Clear Float Glass
3/8" (10mm) Guardian UltraClear® Low Iron Clear Float Glass
1/2" (12mm) Guardian UltraClear® Low Iron Clear Float Glass
1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Optiwhite™ Low Iron Clear Float Glass
3/8" (10mm) Pilkington Optiwhite™ Low Iron Clear Float Glass
1/2" (12mm) Pilkington Optiwhite™ Low Iron Clear Float Glass
Low-E
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 60 on Starphire Low-E #2 or #3
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 72 on Starphire Low-E #2 or #3
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 90 on Starphire® Low-E #2 or #3
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SN 54 on UltraClear® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SN 68 on UltraClear® Low-E #2 or #3
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SNX 51/23 on UltraClear™ Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SNX 62/27 on UltraClear® Low-E #2 or #3
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® Neutral 78/65 on UltraClear™ Low-E #2 or #3
Reflective
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® R100 on Starphire® Neutral Reflective Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SNR 43 on UltraClear® Radiant Low-E #2

 

Gray
Gray Glass Products
Tinted
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Graylite® II High Performance Tint
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solargray® Tint Float Glass
1/4" (6mm) Guardian CrystalGray® Tinted Float Glass
1/4" (6mm) Guardian Gray Tinted Float Glass
1/4" (6mm) Guardian MidnightGray™ High Performance Tint
1/4" (6mm) Pilkington SuperGrey™ High Performance Tint
Low-E
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 60 on Solargray® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 67 on Solargray® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 90 on Solargray® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 70XL on Solargray® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® z50 Low-E #2 or #3
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® z75 Low-E #2 or #3
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 60 on Optigray® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 67 on Optigray® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 70XL on Optigray® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 90 on Optigray® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® Neutral 40 on Clear Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® Neutral 50 on Clear Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SN 54 on CrystalGray® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SN 68 on CrystalGray® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SN 68 on Gray Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SNX 51/23 on CrystalGray® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SNX 62/27 on CrystalGray® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SNX 51/23 on Gray Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SNX 62/27 on Gray Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Solar E™ on Clear Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Solar E™ on Grey Low-E #2
Reflective
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® R100 on Solargray® Neutral Reflective Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® R100 on Optigray® Neutral Reflective Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarcool® Gray Reflective #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® AG 43 on Gray Radiant Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® AG 50 on Gray Radiant Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SNR 43 on Gray Radiant Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® AG 43 on CrystalGray® Radiant Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® AG 50 on CrystalGray® Radiant Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SNR 43 on CrystalGray® Radiant Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Grey Eclipse Advantage™ Radiant Low-E #2

 

Bronze
Bronze Glass Products
Tinted
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarbronze®
Low-E
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 60 on Solarbronze® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 67 on Solarbronze® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 70XL on Solarbronze® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 90 on Solarbronze® Low-E #2
Reflective
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® R100 on Solarbronze® Neutral Reflective Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarcool® Bronze Reflective #2
1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Bronze Eclipse Advantage™ Radiant Low-E #2

 

Green
Green Glass Products
Tinted
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solexia® Tinted Float Glass
1/4" (6mm) Guardian TwilightGreen™ High Performance Tint
1/4" (6mm) Pilkington EverGreen™ High Performance Tint
Low-E
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 60 on Solexia® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 67 on Solexia® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 70XL on Solexia® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 90 on Solexia® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 90 on Atlantica® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SNX 51/23 on Green Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Solar E™ on EverGreen™ Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 60 on Atlantica® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 67 on Atlantica® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 70XL on Atlantica® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® Neutral 40 on Green Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® Neutral 50 on Green Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SN 54 on Green Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SN 68 on Green Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SNX 62/27 on Green Low-E #2
Reflective
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® R100 on Atlantica® Neutral Reflective Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® R100 on Solexia® Neutral Reflective Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® AG 43 on Green Radiant Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® AG 50 on Green Radiant Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® Silver 20 on Green Reflective #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SNR 43 on Green Radiant Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Pilkington EverGreen™ Eclipse Advantage™ Radiant Low-E #2

 

Blue Green
Blue Green Glass Products
Tinted
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Azuria® High Performance Tint
1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Optifloat™ Blue-Green Tinted Float Glass
Low-E
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 90 on Azuria® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Solar E™ Plus on Blue-Green Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 60 on Azuria® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 67 on Azuria® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 70XL on Azuria® Low-E #2
Reflective
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® R100 on Azuria® Neutral Reflective Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarcool® Azuria® Reflective #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Vistacool® Azuria® Reflective #2
1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Blue-Green Eclipse Advantage™ Radiant Low-E #2

 

Blue
Blue Glass Products
Tinted
1/4" (6mm) Guardian CrystalBlue™
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Optiblue®
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Pacifica® High Performance Tint
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarblue®
1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Arctic Blue™ High Performance Tint
Low-E
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 90 on Optiblue® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 90 on Solarblue® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 90 on Pacifica® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® z75 Low-E #2 or #3
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SNX 51/23 on CrystalBlue™ Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SNX 62/27 on CrystalBlue™ Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SN 54 on CrystalBlue™ Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SN 68 on CrystalBlue™ Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Solar E™ Plus on Arctic Blue™ Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 60 on Pacifica® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 67 on Pacifica® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 70XL on Pacifica® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 60 on Solarblue® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 67 on Solarblue® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® 70XL on Solarblue® Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® z50 Low-E #2 or #3
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® Neutral 40 on Clear Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® Neutral 50 on Clear Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Solar E™ on Arctic Blue™ Low-E #2
Reflective
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® AG 43 on CrystalBlue™ Radiant Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® AG 50 on CrystalBlue™ Radiant Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SNR 43 on CrystalBlue™ Radiant Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® R100 on Optiblue® Neutral Reflective Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® R100 on Pacifica® Neutral Reflective Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® R100 on Solarblue® Neutral Reflective Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarcool® Pacifica® Reflective #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarcool® Solarblue® Reflective #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Vistacool® Pacifica® Reflective #2
1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Arctic Blue™ Eclipse Advantage™ Radiant Low-E #2

 

Silver
Silver Glass Products
Reflective
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarban® R100 on Clear Neutral Reflective Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarcool® Azuria® Reflective #1
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarcool® Bronze Reflective #1
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarcool® Gray Reflective #1
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarcool® Pacifica® Reflective #1
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Solarcool® Solarblue® Reflective #1
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® AG 43 on Clear Radiant Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® AG 50 on Clear Radiant Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® Neutral 61 on Clear Radiant Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® Silver 20 on Clear Reflective #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® Silver 32 on Clear Reflective #2
1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SNR 43 on Clear Radiant Low-E #2
1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Clear Eclipse Advantage™ Radiant Low-E #2

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