Storefront Glass Options
A&A can repair or replace broken storefront windows and glass in doors. We stock glass, framing, sashes and glazing to repair or replace virtually any window. We can even upgrade your windows to a better option. We have a variety of glass options to choose from American Insulated Glass.
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American Insulated Glass utilizes state-of-art technology to produce high performing insulating glass units for both commercial and residential building applications—from low, mid and high-rise construction to furnishing the daily and volume requirements for the custom millwork and window manufacturing industries.
Certified by leading glass manufacturers such as AGC Glass, Cardinal, Guardian, Pilkington and Saint-Gobain, AIG has the ability to meet the most challenging design and code requirements for today’s market—and for any climate zone.
Applications: Residential doors, windows, sunroom and pool enclosures; Commercial doors, windows, curtain walls, storefronts, skylights and more
We offer a full line of glass options from American Insulated Glass (AIG) including:
- ¼” Tempered safety glass
- 1” insulated glass
- Tinted glass options
- Laminated impact resistant security glass
- Low-e energy efficient glass
Clear Tempered Glass:
¼” tempered glass is a type of toughened safety glass that has been heat-treated to make it stronger and safer than standard window glass.
Features & Benefits
- ¼” Thicknesses
- Excellent clarity
- High visible light transmission
Insulating glass is made using two or more pieces of glass separated by metal or foam spacers. The glass unit is hermetically sealed, in some instances with a gas such as argon or krypton inside, to limit heat transfer into or out of an interior space. Insulating glass units can be configured using various glass types for multifunctionality—including, but not limited to energy-efficiency, hurricane impact, sound control and or decorative properties. A&A is pleased to be a authorized fabricator for commercial and residential low-e coated glass manufactured by AGC, Cardinal and Guardian Glass.
Applications: Commercial and residential applications, including custom and high-volume orders for millwork and window manufacturers. Windows, storefronts, curtain walls, sloped or overhead glazing and spandrel.
Features & Benefits
- Dual or triple-glazed units available
- High-performance low-e technology (see low-e)
- Lowers heating and cooling bills
- Greater indoor comfort
- Reduces condensation on the warm air side of the glass
- Potential LEED credits for thermal efficiency and daylighting
- Can be used in vision and non-vision (spandrel) areas
- A variety of spacer types and finishes available
- Muntin bars available
- Various glass types for multi-functionality
Low-emissivity (Low-E) Glass provides a perfect combination of daylighting and high visible light transmission, without compromising thermal comfort. These coatings are microscopically thin, and are specially formulated to control solar heat gain and minimize damaging UV rays, while allowing plenty of natural daylighting. Based on the type and position of the coating it will reflect the sun’s heat—creating greater indoor comfort and less burden on the HVAC system, or it will reflect heat back into the interior which is ideal for colder climates.
Laminated Glass is made using two or more lites of glass that are joined under high heat and pressure on either side of a clear or tinted interlayer to form a single piece of glass. Its primary benefit is that, if broken, the glass adheres to the interlayer and will not vacate the opening. In addition to the safety glazing benefits, laminated glass also reduces the level of sound transmitted and damaging ultraviolet light that fades furnishings and artwork. It can be combined with many other glass types for a wide range of benefits.
Applications: Curtain walls, doors, flooring, glass railing, skylights, sound control rooms and other applications that require safety, security, hurricane impact, sound control, detention, seismic-resistant, blast-resistant, bullet-resistant and forced entry protection. Specific applications may require different types of interlayer material, configurations, testing and approvals.
Features & Benefits
- Polyvinyl Butyral (PVB), Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) and SentryGlas® interlayer options
- Uvekol® resin glass laminating
- A variety of aesthetic and performance options can be achieved utilizing different glass types and interlayers
- Can be used monolithically, or as part of an insulating glass unit
- Annealed, heat-strengthened, or fully tempered
- Maintains integrity in the opening upon impact
- Protection from ultraviolet light that can fade interior finishes
- Reduces sound transmission
- Interlayers of .030” PVB or thicker meet the CPSC 16 CFR 1201, Category I and II, ANSI Z97.1 Class A and B and CAN/CGBS12.1 M Cat I and II requirements
Hurricane Impact Laminated
Impact Laminated Glass is specially fabricated to remain its integrity in the framed opening following an impact from windborne debris and wind cycling. This protective glazing features two or more glass lites laminated with a .090” polyvinyl butyral (PVB) interlayer to achieve standards for large missile protection, or a .060” PVB interlayer for small missile protection. Sentry Glas® interlayers are also available.
Impact glass used in hurricane prone areas must be in compliance with the Florida Building Code requirements and ASTM E1996—proven to stay within its frame after impact from either a 9-pound 2 by 4 traveling at 50 feet per second (large missile) or 10 ball bearings traveling at speeds of 80 feet per second (small missile), plus 9,000 cycles of positive and negative wind loads.