Insulating Glass

Introduction

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.

    Applications

    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.

    Capabilities

    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.

    Characteristics

    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.

    Description

    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.

    Glass Colors

    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) PPG SunClean™ on Clear Self-Cleaning #1
      1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Activ® on Clear Self-Cleaning #1
      Low-E
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarban® 60 on Clear Low-E #2 or #3
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarban® 67 on Clear Low-E #2 or #3
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarban® 70XL Low-E #2 or #3
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Sungate® 500 on Clear Low-E #2 or #3
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Sungate® 600 on Clear Low-E #2 or #3
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® Light Blue 63 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 62 on Clear Low-E #2 or #3
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SN 68 on Clear Low-E #2 or #3
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SNX 62/27 on Clear Low-E #2 or #3
      1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Energy Advantage™ Low-E #2 or #3
      Reflective
      1/4" (6mm) PPG 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® 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

       

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

       

      Gray
      Gray Glass Products
      Tinted
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Graylite® II High Performance Tint
      1/4" (6mm) PPG 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) PPG Solarban® 60 on Solargray® Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarban® 67 on Solargray® Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarban® 70XL on Solargray® Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG 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) Guardian SunGuard® SN 54 on CrystalGray® Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SN 62 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 62/27 on CrystalGray® 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) PPG Solarban® R100 on Solargray® Neutral Reflective Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarcool® Gray Reflective #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarcool® Graylite® Reflective #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Vistacool™ Solargray® Reflective #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® Royal Blue 40 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) PPG Solarbronze®
      Low-E
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarban® 60 on Solarbronze® Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarban® 67 on Solarbronze® Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarban® 70XL on Solarbronze® Low-E #2
      Reflective
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarban® R100 on Solarbronze® Neutral Reflective Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarcool® Bronze Reflective #2
      1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Bronze Eclipse Advantage™ Radiant Low-E #2

       

      Green
      Green Glass Products
      Tinted
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Atlantica™ High Performance Tint
      1/4" (6mm) PPG 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) PPG Solarban® 60 on Atlantica™ Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarban® 67 on Atlantica™ Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarban® 70XL on Atlantica™ Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® Light Blue 63 on Green Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® Neutral 40 on Green Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® Neutral 40 on TwilightGreen™ Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® Neutral 50 on Green Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® Neutral 50 on TwilightGreen™ Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SN 54 on Green Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SN 54 on TwilightGreen™ Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SN 62 on Green Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SN 62 on TwilightGreen™ Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SN 68 on Green Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SN 68 on TwilightGreen™ Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SNX 62/27 on Green Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SNX 62/27 on TwilightGreen™ Low-E #2
      Reflective
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarban® R100 on Atlantica™ Neutral Reflective Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarban® R100 on Solexia™ Neutral Reflective Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarcool® Solexia™ Reflective #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Vistacool™ Atlantica™ Reflective #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® AG 43 on Green Radiant Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® AG 43 on TwilightGreen™ Radiant Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® AG 50 on Green Radiant Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® AG 50 on TwilightGreen™ Radiant Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® Neutral 61 on Green Radiant Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® Royal Blue 40 on Green Radiant Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® Silver 20 on Green Reflective #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® Silver 32 on Green Reflective #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SNR 43 on Green Radiant Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SNR 43 on TwilightGreen™ 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) PPG Azuria™ High Performance Tint
      1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Optifloat™ Blue-Green Tinted Float Glass
      Low-E
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarban® 60 on Azuria™ Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarban® 67 on Azuria™ Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarban® 70XL on Azuria™ Low-E #2
      Reflective
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarban® R100 on Azuria™ Neutral Reflective Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarcool® Azuria™ Reflective #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Vistacool™ Azuria™ Reflective #2
      1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Blue-Green Eclipse Advantage™ Radiant Low-E #2

       

      Blue
      Blue Glass Products
      Tinted
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Optiblue®
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Pacifica™ High Performance Tint
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarblue™
      1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Arctic Blue™ High Performance Tint
      Low-E
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarban® 60 on Pacifica™ Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarban® 67 on Pacifica™ Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarban® 70XL on Pacifica™ Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarban® 60 on Solarblue™ Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarban® 67 on Solarblue™ Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarban® 70XL on Solarblue™ Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG 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) PPG Solarban® R100 on Azuria™ Neutral Reflective Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarban® R100 on Optiblue® Neutral Reflective Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarban® R100 on Pacifica™ Neutral Reflective Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarban® R100 on Solarblue™ Neutral Reflective Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarcool® Pacifica™ Reflective #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarcool® Solarblue™ Reflective #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Vistacool™ Pacifica™ Reflective #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® Royal Blue 40 on Clear Radiant Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Arctic Blue™ Eclipse Advantage™ Radiant Low-E #2

       

      Silver
      Silver Glass Products
      Reflective
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarban® R100 on Clear Neutral Reflective Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarcool® Azuria™ Reflective #1
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarcool® Bronze Reflective #1
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarcool® Gray Reflective #1
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarcool® Graylite® Reflective #1
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarcool® Pacifica™ Reflective #1
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarcool® Solarblue™ Reflective #1
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarcool® Solexia™ 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

       

    Specifications

    Insulating Glass Specifications 088100_insulating_2013_rev.doc

    Literature

    • Insulating Glass Sell Sheet(PDF)
    • Insulating Glass Technical Data(PDF)