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Methods for Improving U-Value

What Is U-Value? When it comes to evaluating the energy performance of architectural glass, one of the most important performance measures is U-value. Also known as U-factor, this figure measures the ...

Stainless Steel Spacers Outperform Foam in Residential Windows

When it comes to windows, homeowners are familiar with the parts of windows they can see, like the glass, the frame and the hardware. However, there are parts of the window inside the glass that play ...

VacuMax™ Vacuum Insulating Glass (VIG)

With unmatched insulation performance, VacuMax™ VIG by Vitro offers performance rivaling that of traditional walls.
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Key Elements of an IGU

There are several key elements that impact the performance of an insulating glass unit (IGU). These include the primary seal thickness and width, secondary seal width, the spacer and the desiccant.

Pro/Cons of Gas-Filled Insulating Glass Units

Boosting Thermal Efficiency with Gas-Filled Insulating Glass Units As codes, standards and green building certification programs governing energy use and carbon reduction requirements become stricter ...