R-Value

The amount of heat retained by a window; the higher the number, the better the glass.

Solar Heat Gain Coefficient

the amount of solar radiation entering a house and registering as heat gain; the lower the number, the less heat gained.

Ultraviolet Transmission

The total ultraviolet rays entering through a window, generally responsible for fading; the lower the number, the better the glass.

Visible Light Transmission

How much visible light enters through the glass; 100% = all light gets through, 0% = no light gets through.

GLAZING TYPES

Eco Gain180 High Solar Gain Glass

Eco Gain 180 provides excellent insulating capability by blocking heat loss to the outside and reflecting heat back into the room. It is ideal for passive solar applications as it allows the winter sun to pass into the home and provide “free heat.” It also blocks 76% of the sun’s harmful UV rays.

Eco Shield 270 Solar Control Glass

Eco Shield 270 is perfect for fighting the heat. Eco Shield 270 reduces solar heat gain by 50% or more compared to ordinary glass in the summer and keeps homes cozy by blocking heat loss in the winter. It blocks 86% of the sun’s UV rays yet allows light stream in due to its exceptional clarity.

Eco Max Shield 366 Ultimate Performance Glass

Eco Max Shield 366 provides the highest levels of year-round comfort and energy savings, making it the perfect glass no matter where you live. It sports an unprecedented three layers of silver which reduce solar gain, reflect furnace heat back into the room and let light stream in.

Eco Tint 240 Glare Control Glass

Eco Tint 240 is a specially treated version of Low E glass that provides effective glare control and maximum solar heat blockage. Eco Tint 240 is an alternative to combining regular Low E glass with tinted glass.

Neat™ Naturally Clean Glass

A titanium dioxide coating harnesses the power of the sun’s UV rays to loosen dirt so water can rinse it away, leaving windows virtually spotless. A silicone dioxide treatment makes glass smoother so water disperses evenly, sheets off and evaporates quickly, greatly reducing water spotting.

Preserve Protective Film

A clear factory-applied protective film attached on both inner and outer surfaces, ensuring glass surface is protected from damage, scratches, paint, and mud. Peels off in one smooth easy motion, taking all the accumulated dirt and labels with it, revealing spotless and undamaged glass.

Obscure and Tinted Glass

Obscure glass ensures privacy or a decorative effect while still allowing light to penetrate in. Tinted glass provides glare control.

Clear

Regular glass, for comparison

Arctic

Highlyl textured pattern

Crossreed

Classic, uniform pattern

Gluechip

Provides the appearance of frost on the glass

Pinhead

Economical glass provided excellent privacy

Rain

Highly textured provides privacy and style

1/2" Reeded

Uniformed vertical pattern

Satin Etch

Excellent privacy, similar to sand blasted glass

Coloured Glass

Bronze

Green

Grey