Solar Control, Low-e Glass

Let the sunshine in, keep the heat out.

SOLARBAN® 90 Solar Control, Low-e Glass

Solarban 90 glass keeps your home cool and bright inside when it’s hot and sunny outside. Featuring the latest in solar control, low-e coatings technology, Solarban 90 glass blocks nearly 80 percent of the sun’s radiant energy and transmits more than 50 percent of the available sunlight in a standard ¾-inch double-pane window unit.

That means you get the lower cooling bills you deserve and the sun-splashed rooms you desire.

While windows made with Solarban 90 glass perform well in any environment, they are especially well-suited to homeowners who want ENERGY STAR-certified performance combined with the appearance of traditional clear-glass windows.

When you want the best of both worlds – world-class energy efficiency and transparent neutrally reflective windows that harmonize beautifully with brick, stone, wood, stucco, siding and other residential finishes – ask for Solarban 90 glass by Vitro Architectural Glass.

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Glass Comparison

Solarban® 90 double insulating glass unit vs. standard clear insulating glass unit
Solar Heat Gain Coefficient
Visible Light
Ultraviolet Energy
Winter Furnace Heat

Double-Glazed IGU Comparison (¾” window thickness with 3mm glass)

COG (Center-of-Glass) Measures Double-Glazed IGU with Clear Glass Solarban 90 (2) Double-Glazed IGU Benefits
Solar Heat Gain Coefficient 0.76 0.23 Transmits 70% less solar energy to keep homes cooler in the summer
Visible Light Transmittance 81% 52% High visible light transmittance, comparable to conventional clear glass
U-Value 0.48 0.24 Insulates 50% better than a standard clear insulating glass unit
Ultraviolet Energy 59% 8% Reduces fabric-fading UV energy three times more effectively than clear glass
Damage Weighted Transmittance * 0.74 0.37 Minimizes potential for fading damage by 50 percent compared to clear glass
*Damage Weighted Transmittance is calculated according to a function called Tdw-ISO, developed by the International Standards Organization (ISO) and published by the International Commission on Illumination (CIE), the world’s leading technical organization on lighting and illumination. The Tdw-ISO calculation measures fading risk from solar radiation across the entire solar light spectrum, from UV light (280-380 nanometers) through visible light (390-780 nanometers). According to the CIE standard, which is considered more comprehensive than UV rating alone, Solarban 90 glass can minimize fading damage across the entire solar spectrum more effectively than glass designed primarily to block UV light.

All comparisons are center of glass based on a 3/4" insulating unit; two 1/8" (3mm) glass lites and a 1/2" (12mm) air-filled space for the standard clear insulating glass, and 90% argon gas-filled space for the insulating unit incorporating Solarban® 90 glass. Actual glass performance may differ due to glass thickness, gas fill and glass to frame ratio. Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) measures how well a window blocks (or shades) the heat from sunlight.
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