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Glass and Glazing

Windows and Window Film

Glazing Systems

Glass Types

BREAKAGE

Pattern of Breakage

IG Units

TYPICAL IG UNIT

Construction

 

Glass Treatment

Window Film And Specialty Glass Treatments and Glazing Systems

TYPICAL IG UNIT

Window film is applied to surface ; number 4 of an IG unit

Framing materials

1. Wood
2. Steel
3. Aluminum

1. Vinyl frames
2. Vinyl clad
3. Fiberglass

The frame surrounds a window and a sash surrounds the glass pane (also known as a lite).

Gaskets, Sealants and Tapes

Window Styles

Glass and Glazing

Knowledge of windows only enhances your knowledge of film,,.

Objectives:

What we will cover:

Knowledge of Windows and Glass

SO WHAT

Glazing Systems

Types of Glass

 

Annealed Float Glass

 

Annealed Float Glass…more

 

• When glass is vertical it loses 1/2 of its tensile strength

Heat-treated Glass

 

Tempered Glass

More on Tempered Glass

 

BREAKAGE

Pattern of Breakage

 

Identifying Tempered Glass

– Has a corner etching, “bug”
– Sometimes the bug Is behind the frame
– All sliding glass doors must be tempered

The Role of Window Film

 

The Framing System

 

Gaskets, Sealants, and Tapes

 

Gaskets

 

Sealants

 

Tapes

Various Framing Systems

 

Insulated Glass Units

Insulated Glass (IG) Unit

TYPICAL IG UNIT

Construction

IG Unit and Film

Instructor

Other Types of IG Units

Glass Types

– annealed, heat-strengthened, tempered

– Laminated
– Low-E
– Tinted or colored
– Reflective coatings
– Miscellaneous

Wired, textured, patterned

Monolithic Glass

– Annealed
– Heat treated
– Tempered

Laminated Glass

-Annealed both sides
-Annealed one, other tempered
– Both tempered

More on Laminated Glass

 

Bullet and Blast Resistance Glass

Low-E Glass

 

The Surface of the IG unit that has the Low- E Coating is critical to film performance …

Tinted Glass

– Color may be either in or applied on glass
– Reduces glare and absorbs heat
– Absorbed heat can be a problem in sunbelt windows

Reflective Glass

– Metallic oxide on the glass surface
– Reduces heat and visible light transmission.
– Changes the properties of the glass much the same as film.

Other Types of Glass

Glass thickness