Vitro Architectural Glass has introduced Solarban 90 glass, a high-performance product previously only available for commercial applications, to the residential window market.
Based on proprietary multi-silver coating technology developed by Vitro Glass, Solarban 90 glass combines the neutral-reflectivity of conventional clear glass with exceptional solar control.
In a standard 3mm insulating glass unit (IGU), Solarban 90 glass has a solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) of 0.23, meaning it blocks nearly 80% of the ambient solar energy.
The same window configuration with clear glass blocks less than 25% of the sun’s radiant energy.
When used as part of a well-constructed window, Solarban 90 glass can significantly reduce cooling loads for homes in air-conditioning-dominated climates, while providing high levels of daylighting and transparency.
Because of its neutral appearance, Solarban 90 glass harmonizes well with residential building materials such as brick, wood, stone, stucco and siding.