What is Thermopane glass?

Thermopane is a brand name that has become a generic term used to describe insulated glass units or double-glazed windows.


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What is Thermopane glass?

Similar to how some people use the brand name “Kleenex” to refer to any facial tissue, “Thermopane” refers to any double-glazed window, regardless of the actual brand.

A Thermopane glass unit (or any typical insulated glass unit) consists of:

  1. Two Panes of Glass: These panes are separated by a space to create an insulating barrier.
  2. Spacer: A spacer, which can be made of various materials like aluminum, stainless steel, or other non-metal materials, is used to maintain the distance between the two panes of glass. The spacer often contains a desiccant to absorb moisture in the air between the panes.
  3. Sealant: A sealant is applied around the unit’s perimeter to keep it airtight and prevent the ingress of outside air or moisture.
  4. Gas Fill: The space between the two panes of glass is often filled with an inert gas like argon or krypton, which has better insulating properties than air.
  5.  Thermopane glass or insulated glass units offer several advantages over single-pane windows:

  • Improved Thermal Insulation: They help reduce heat transfer, saving energy and enhancing interior comfort.
  • Reduced Condensation: The design minimizes the chance of condensation forming on the interior surface.
  • Noise Reduction: The additional pane and insulating space can reduce noise compared to single-pane windows. 

Over time, the seal on a Thermopane or any insulated glass unit can fail, leading to fogging or condensation between the panes. When this happens, the unit’s insulating properties are compromised and may need replacing. Talk to Centennial Glass today about replacing or repairing your older windows. We can extend the life span of your windows and save you money.

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