Safety, security and serenity
Planes, trains and automobiles
The world gets noisier every day. Laminated glass is an effective way to reduce unwanted outside noise. This is especially useful in areas near airports, industry, traffic, or wherever unpleasant sounds exist.
The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) developed the Outdoor/Indoor Transmission Class (OITC) to describe the sound isolation performance of materials. A higher OITC rating indicates a greater sound dampening effect.
Laminated glass increases the OITC rating of a window, diminishing unwanted outside noises. When combined with an IG unit, the acoustical benefits to your windows increase – and a double-laminated IG unit provides maximum sound protection.
Protect your home from fading.
Fabric, furniture and other materials fade and become discolored over time when portions of the solar energy spectrum enter a room. The potential fading reduction of solar energy through glass can be determined by a measurement called Damage Weighted Transmission (Tdw).
Single pane clear glass, with a Tdw of 84%, allows most of the UV and visible energy to come through into the room, offering very little protection. On the other hand, laminated glass can block over 95% of the UV energy while allowing most of the visible light through. The composite performance is a Tdw of 66% – twice the fade protection of ordinary glass, all without affecting the growth of your plants.
Resists intense impact.
During windstorms and hurricanes, windborne debris is common, and following impact, windows may be subjected to sustained, gusting winds. Sea-Storm® laminated glass is crafted to offer a high level of impact resistance and remain integral in the window envelope even after glass breakage.
Please see the Sea-Storm product page for more information on hurricane-rated laminated glass.
FLEXIBLE DESIGN CHOICES
- Low-E coatings
- Tinting options
- Monolithic or insulating glass
- Low-maintenance exterior coatings
- Custom shapes and sizes
- Very short lead and delivery times for window manufacturers