Insulating Glass Unit
Here in Aurora, an Insulating Glass Unit (IGU) is manufactured according to project specifications. IGU’s are available to satisfy requirements such as sound control, seismic, hurricane, blast, impact, and bullet resistance. They can also be designed to meet state energy and safety codes. So that the residence or commercial unit will have a reduction of heat during the summer and solar heat gain during the winter, with minimal reduction of visible light transmittance.
The IGU is a piece of glazing that has two or more layers of glass separated by super spacer along the edge and sealed with desiccant to create a dead air space between the layers. Desiccant is used to prevent condensation and improve insulating performance. It is mounted in a sash or frame as if it were a very thick piece of glass. The dead air space may be filled with air or an inert gas like argon that provides better insulating performance. Insulated glass cannot be altered after it has been manufactured to the size.
Here in Aurora we can create almost any unique size or shape. With years of experience Aurora can produce accurate shapes to fit your unique patterns or drawings.
Fully Tempered Glass
Our Tempered glass comes from Oldcastle Glass®, a fully tempered glass is approximately four times stronger than annealed glass of the same thickness and configuration. When it is broken, tempered glass fractures into small fragments that reduce the probability of serious injury as compared to annealed glass. Tempered glass meets all safety glazing standards including the federal safety glazing standard, CPSC 16 CFR 1201. Because tempered glass fractures into many small pieces, it tends to vacate the opening, when broken, more than heat-strengthened and annealed glass does.