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|Structure:||Hollow, Solid||Quality Grade:||Temperable|
|Color:||Clear,grey,green,blue,bronze||Quality Grade:||Construction Use, Furniture Use And So On|
|Type:||Float Glass||Technique:||Clear Glass,Tempered Glass,Tinted Glass|
Energy-efficient glazing is the term used to describe the double glazing or triple glazing use in modern windows in homes. Unlike the original single glazing or old double glazing, energy-efficent glazing incorporates coated (low-emissivity) glass to prevent heat escaping through the windows. This makes the windows highly thermally insulating hence improving the energy efficiency of your home and helping to save money on your heating bills.
Low-emissivity glass (or low-e glass as it is commonly referred to) is a type of energy-efficient glass designed to prevent heat escaping through your windows to the cold outdoors. Low-e glass such as Pilkington K Glass™ has an invisible coating which dramatically reduces heat transfer and reflects interior heat back into your room.
Unfortunately, many older double glazed units do not contain low-emissivity glass and are therefore not energy-efficient. By replacing your existing window glass with low-e glazing, you can improve the energy efficiency of your home, reduce your monthly bills and decrease the size of your carbon footprint. Pilkington low-e glazing units can make your home more than twice as energy-efficient in comparison to older double glazing with no low-e coating.
Low-e glass is essential for rooms or buildings with a high proportion of windows or glass doors, such as conservatories and sun rooms. The use of low-e glazing helps to retain heat even in winter, allowing you to comfortably use these rooms for more months of the year. Low-e glass is also recommended for north or east facing windows, where a larger proportion of heat loss would be expected. For south and west facing glazing where overheating can become a problem in the summer months, your installer may recommend the use of solar control glass such as Pilkington Activ SunShade™.
An insulated glass unit (IGU) combines multiple glass panes into a single window system. Most IGUs are double glazed (two panes of glass) with three panes (triple glazing) or more becoming more common due to higher energy costs. The panes of glass in IGUs are separated by a spacer and a still layer of air or gas. The glass is then fitted into window frames, which is made wider to accommodate the two panes.
Double glazed windows are an ideal energy efficient choice with the added benefit of minimising noise. The sealed air gap between the two panes acts as an added layer of insulation. This added thermal resistance reduces the amount of heat escaping in winter and keeps your home at a more comfortable temperature. Double glazing has the reverse effect in summer, preventing unwanted heat from coming into the home. This extra insulation lessens your reliance on artificial heaters and air conditioners and can ultimately reduce your energy costs.
When you are close to a window, your comfort is also affected by the temperature of the glass. With double glazing it’s harder for the unwanted outside temperature to transfer through, leaving the inside pane close to room temperature. Double glazing also reduces condensation which can result in the unhealthy formation of mould.
Sealed double glazing is effective at reducing medium to high frequency noise such as the human voice. A difference in glass thickness between the inner and outer panes will improve sound reduction even further.
Double glazed windows are considered a safer option when compared to standard single pane windows. Two sheets of glass are a lot harder to break than one and for even greater security you can specify toughened or laminated glass.
Replacing the heat lost through your windows can be expensive so don’t throw your money out of the window! Install low emissivity (low-e) energy-efficient windows to help to reduce your heating bills by up to 20% each year.
You can also take satisfaction in the fact that it is not only money you are saving. Using a product from our energy-efficient glass range in your windows will reduce your home’s CO2 output, making your carbon footprint smaller and your home more environmentally friendly.
We offer a range of low-e energy-efficient glazing to suit every type of property, from a modern home to an older traditional styled home.
|Application||Flat Tempered||Thick- ness(mm)||Tolerance (mm)||Bent Tempered (mm)|
|Special Glass Panel||50 x 50||250 x 250||2 - 8||±0.2|
Home Appliance Glass
|150 x 150||1500 x 4000||2.85 - 12||±0.5 or ±1||Arc:≤500;R≥350; Thickness≥4mm; L≤2000|
|Arc:≤1000; R≥450; Thickness≥4mm; L≤2000|
|Arc:≤600; R≥350; Thickness≥2.85mm; L≤1500|
|Architectural Glass||300x300||2440x5480mm||3 - 19||
±1 or ±2
|Thickness: 5 or 6mm; R≥1000|
|Thickness: 8-12mm; R≥1500|
|Thickness: 15-19mm; R≥2000|