What is Insulated Glass?
Definition of Insulated Glass in Construction Double or triple panes of glass assembled as a unit, with a gas installed between the panes of glass to provide additional insulation and to eliminate condensation build up within the glass panes. Insulated glass is common for the glazing of windows and doors due to the increasing demand for energy conservation and improved insulation values. Insulated glass has become more common than standard single pane glass due to the insulation and energy codes and design requirements. The use of insulated glass has allowed structures to have additional glazing panels on the facade while keeping the energy usage of the structure to within economic parameters. Each competing manufacturer has different methods and processes for insulating their glass. The use of various different gases within the panels as well as the different types of glass coatings has allowed manufacturers to further improve the energy ratings of their glass panels.