What Is Insulated Glass?

Insulated Glass

Insulated glass is a popular glass unit to use in structures as it’s durable, comes in many shapes and colors, and is energy-efficient. Because of this, many often look to use insulated glass for their living or working space. Below is more information about insulated glass and the many other benefits it offers.

How is Insulated Glass Made?

To make insulated glass, two thick window panes are placed together, but feature a small air space between them. However, before the panes are secured together, they are covered with a desiccant which helps to absorb any moisture that might sneak into the panes. These window panes are then usually connected with a metal frame to help keep them tight together before they are installed.

The Benefits of Using Insulated Glass

Insulated glass comes with a variety of great benefits.

They Work to Reduce Noise

Because they feature two thick glass panes with a space between them, insulated glass helps to reduce noise outside from coming into a structure as it prevents the noise from passing through. Insulated glass can also be filled with krypton gas to help reduce noise even more.

They are Energy-Efficient

As mentioned above, insulated glass is very energy-efficient. This is due to the glass keeping cool air inside during the summer and hot air inside during the winter. Because of this, you won’t have to worry about using your air conditioner or heater often which can significantly reduce energy costs.

Insulated Glass Is More Secure Compared to Traditional Types of Glass

Single glass panes are typically very easy to break, especially if they are hit with a sharp object. However, because insulated glass features double panes, it’s much harder to damage. This makes it an ideal choice to use if you want something that keeps your home or office safe from potential thieves or harsh weather elements.

Where to Place Insulated Glass

While insulated glass can be placed anywhere, sometimes it works better in certain areas than others. For instance, if you plan to install insulated glass in an area that has a lot of sun exposure, you might need to invest in an insulated glass with extra UV coatings.  Because of this, it’s important to think carefully about where you’d like to install the insulated glass to ensure it works well for your needs.

Ask an Expert at Atlas Glass & Mirror

If you’d like to use insulated glass units for your home or office windows, be sure to contact Atlas Glass & Mirror! We will work with you to create a style that suits both your lifestyle and the aesthetic of your house. We are here to make your vision a reality!

Call the Atlas Glass professionals at 508-879-6087 or use our contact form for a free quote today!