What is an insulated glass unit?
A simple question that comes with a simple answer if you work in the door industry. If you don’t, we at Belleli Doors would like to provide a brief definition and how it relates to doors. An insulated glass unit, known as insulated glass, is common to two or more glass panes that are sealed at the edges. An air pocket is created between the two panes that form a single unit. The air pocket between the two panes makes an insulated glass unit that stops heat transfer and leaks from your door. If you live in a cold climate, like Canada, know that your insulated glass unit can be filled with Argon gas that is an excellent insulating gas when injected between windowpanes. Also, a Low-E coating can be administered to the outside panel of the insulated glass unit to add protection from the harsh UV rays that the sun emits. The coating protects your furniture, flooring and keeps heat to a minimum when the sun is shining.
Accents for your insulated glass unit
• When you add an insulated insert, keep in mind that you can upgrade the insert to tempered glass with a high resistance to impact that doesn’t break. When selecting this style of insert, it works best on the main floor where intruders could enter and is excellent from a décor standpoint when mounted on doors. If you have children, this selection should be essential for you to. If the glass ever were to break, it shatters in many small pieces that pose little danger to children who may be close to the broken glass.
Multiple layered-glass inserts
• We have spoken about two panes of insulated glass, but you don’t have to stop there. You can have a tri-layered glass insert for your doors. The ultimate insulation, the tri-layered glass insert, is the insulation blanket you need to keep heating and cooling bills down. This style of the insert is soundproof and will not fog because there will be no moisture leaks to create problems.
Laminated glass says safety.
• In the auto industry, windshields are made from laminated glass; for one reason, they save lives. The resistance factor to breakage caused by the impact is off the charts, and in the door industry, laminated glass has been adopted as a crucial safety feature in many homes. Laminated glass is two pieces of glass that are melded together with a vinyl film. The lamination process produces an extremely strong portion of glass that is a deterrent to intruders and is virtually soundproof too.
• When you want a frosted glass to obscure prying eyes from invasive viewing, acid etched glass is one product that will maintain your privacy like no other product on the market. This glass style is excellent for providing privacy for a bathroom and is extremely popular for exterior doors to stop the unwanted invasion of privacy. The etched glass is smooth in composition and won’t accept smudges or stains, and is easy to care for. Obscure glass designs that come with insulated glass are standard upgrades in many homes and are a staple in new construction.
Belleli Doors has the answers to your questions.
When you seek to upgrade your residential doors with insulated glass inserts or want to buy new doors containing the insulated panes, we have the products for you. A glass insert replacement may be all your front entryway needs to make a stylish statement for your home. If your residential doors have seen better days and the time has come to update your entrance, we have many selections of doors that complement the architecture of your home. We work with leading industry suppliers to provide an excellent glass insert replacement that will afford protection and safety for your home.
We want you to bring your door needs to us at Belleli Doors. We have a design team at your service to help develop your ideas or shop for pre-existing designs that work with the exterior. We are more than just a door company. We are your full-service design concern that puts the customer first. To meet with our home design experts for a consultation and free estimate to make your door dreams come true, call our showroom today at Belleli Doors at 647.957.7787.