Insulated Glass

Insulated Glass Installation

East Coast Glass & Interiors provides custom insulated glass fabrication and installation for the Raleigh, NC area. Insulated glass increases energy efficiency and is highly recommended in most situations.

What is insulated glass?
Insulated glass consists of two panes of glass separated by a space. The perimeter of the glass is sealed, allowing no movement of outside air into the space. The space itself can be filled with dehydrated air, or with a special gas. The type of glass, the type of spacer, and the type of gas used in the space contribute to the overall insulating efficiency and cost of the unit.

The gas used in the space between the panes is dehydrated air in the least expensive panes, and argon and/or krypton gas in the highest quality panes. Argon and krypton gas have qualities that decrease the movement of heat through the space, giving improved efficiency.

Coated glass is typically called "Low E", which means low emissivity. The low e glass coating is an extremely thin layer of metallic oxide that decreases the transmission of heat through the glass. Some of these coatings also decrease the passage of ultraviolet light (UV) into your home, thereby reducing fading in furniture and carpets.

About Insulated Glass Repair
Occasionally, an insulated glass panel will develop condensation between window panes. Unfortunately, there is no do-it-yourself repair for clouded insulated glass. When the seal around the perimeter of the two panes fails, moisture enters the gap and condenses on the inside of the glass, giving it a foggy appearance. This is irreversible. The only repair is replacement of the panel.

Contact East Coast Glass & Interiors today for all your insulated glass needs. We are open Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 5pm.