Technical Glass Guide

Update 11/20/2020 – Version 3.0

This guide provides an introductory overview of glass concepts and terminology, plus technical information on Cardinal glass products for both windows and doors. Topics include:
  • Overview of Cardinal Products
  • Performance Data and Terminology
  • Durability and Longevity with Intelligent Quality (IQ)
  • Design Criteria
  • Laminated Glass Details and Applications
While the primary focus is on residential applications, much of the information can be used to gain a better understanding of glass performance in all types of buildings. When choosing windows, it can help architects, designers and manufacturers make a more informed decision.