Our glass supplier specializes in structural glazing (loadbearing) for the high buildings and skyscrapers and our glass units are manufactured on the same equipment and under the same quality control rules. We use thick glass that ranges from 4 mm to 6 mm to prevent structural weaknesses and increase long-term reliability for the mid-large size windows. Also we provide unexpensive glass options.
Our glass unit replacement rate is 0.2% with being 5 years of experience in the Canadian market.
We provide wide glazing units that range from 1 ¾ in to 2 1/8 in (44-52mm). By increasing the width of the glazing we are able to combine different types and sizes of glass to use its unique qualities and achieve the high level of soundproofing.
We take each customer’s environment into account when calculating what type of glazing would be perfect to combat different types and levels of noise. There are four main categories of noise that our customers experience:
Most of the windows have an STC (Sound Transmission Class) rating of 18-30 which means that they reduce noise by 18-30 decibels. Our regular glass units have an STC rating of 32 and soundproof models have an STC of 38-43 which means that our soundproof windows reduce outside noise by additional 13 decibels in comparison to most windows in the market. To illustrate what difference 13 decibels make please see the table below. It shows how people perceive difference in the volume level and its affect on a person.
Often, rooms in the same house have different temperatures which depend on the direction the windows are facing and the amount of sun heat they are receiving. This utterly confuses the climate control system that can start working in the heating mode or, on contrary, turn on air conditioning. It results in imbalanced temperatures inside the house which brings discomfort to home dwellers. One of the best ways to prevent this imbalance from happening is to choose a different type of glazing for windows in different rooms.
Thermal information about our glazing: our triple glazed units have an R-value of 8.3 – 8.7 (U-value is 0.12) with Argon filling and up to 10 (U-value 0.1) with Krypton filling
We all know that rooms facing different direction have different temperatures. Rooms facing north are usually colder than rooms facing south which can be inconvenient during hot and cold seasons, especially our long and freezing winters.
So windows in the northern parts of the house need to have high visible transmittance to let sunlight inside and high solar heat gain to keep rooms at a comfortable temperature.
Windows facing south need a balance between visible transmittance and solar heat gain to ensure that rooms are light and not overheated in the summer.
We have a variety of glass combinations that suit our customers living in different locations in North America.