Glass is one of the most versatile building materials. It allows the occupants of a room to have a view of the outdoors while keeping harsh weather elements out. As a prominent feature of modern buildings, there have been amazing ways to improve its functionality. Layering of glasses for insulation is one of them.
Double Glazed Glass for Offices
Here are a few reasons why you should consider double glazed glass for your office space:
- Noise Cancellation
The most important factor considered when setting up offices is location. So even when the office is set up in a relatively noisy environment, double glazed glass has impressive noise insulating properties so the employees inside shut the world out and immerse themselves in their work. That is just one creative way to improve productivity.
- Controlled Temperatures
The gas that exists between the two layers of glasses (lite) traps heat that warms up the room during the cold season. During the summer, double glazed glass minimizes transfer of heat from the air outside into the room, keeping the conditions temperate.
Low e-coating is a very thin layer that also reflects heat to maintain the temperatures in the room.
- Protect Office Furniture
Intense UV light is also known to compromise the quality of fabric over time. The e-coating on the surface of the glass coating reduces the amount of these potentially dangerous Ultraviolet rays that pass through into the room.
- Extra Strength
The double layer of glass will weather storms, the sun’s harsh rays, heavy rains, and strong winds. Laminated glass for example is made by fusing two layers of glass with polyvinyl butyral.
The two layers of glass in the unit can be of the same thickness or they may vary. The outer could be made thicker for security purposes.
- Long Lasting
The Insulating Glass Manufacturing Alliance estimates that the average double glazed glass lasts 15 years. The type of glass is also important when considering how long the glass lasts.
Safety glass is always preferred over ordinary glass. Laminated glass, a type of safety glass, tends to last longer than tempered glass, in addition to being more secure. The security factor comes to play when the entire glass structure does not collapse even when hit hard.
Saving on Cooling and Heating Costs
When solar energy (in heat form) is reflected, the room stays cooler. In the long run, the company saves up on air conditioning and heating costs in the winter.
The gap between the glasses may either be air or vacuum.
The most common gas is Argon, though Xenon and Krypton are also alternatives. The gas argon particularly has low heat conduction properties. Argon’s is 47% less than air. This way, it effectively blocks heat loss and absorption. The gas will naturally dissipate into the environment, though in negligible amounts which do not pose any risk.
It may be risky for commercial premises because of the risk of the gas leaking. They would be more appropriate in a domestic setting. The leaking will also distort the shape of the entire glass structure
It is lauded as the best method in Insulating Glass Units (IGUs). In the vacuum, no heat is exchanged, and that translates to the conditions in the work space.
The Insulating Glass Manufacturing Alliance recently launched a Vacuum Insulating Glass Technical Bulletin that lists the full benefits of using a vacuum filled unit.
The best part about all this is that Tag Wall, LLC offers a warranty. We manufacture replacements promptly if ever the glass on your Tag Wall installed windows crack.
Order your double glazed glass from Tag Wall today and enjoy the full benefits an Insulated Glass Unit provides.