IGUs are designed to keep buildings warm in the winter and cool in the summer.They typically consist of two or three lites of glass, which create one or two cavities that can be filled with air or a heavier insulating gas such as argon or krypton.
In the four-minute video, a PPG technical expert identifies the five most important factors to consider when choosing to specify a gas-filled or air-filled IGU: U-value, solar control performance, gas leakage, fabrication time and cost, and thickness.
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PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG) has posted in the online PPG Glass Education Center (www.educationcenter.ppg.com/) a new video comparing the benefits of specifying gas-filled or air-filled insulating glass units (IGUs). In the four-minute video, a PPG technical expert discusses the five most important factors to consider when choosing to specify a gas-filled or air-filled IGU: U-value, solar control performance, gas leakage, fabrication time and cost, and thickness.
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