Florian greenhouse glass advantage for sun rooms sun room kits solariums and conservatories
COMPARE FLORIAN'S HIGH PREFORMANCE GLAZING WITH ANY OF OUR COMPETITION. FOLLOW THE SIMPLE GUIDELINES BELOW WHEN CHOOSING THE RIGHT GLAZING TO "SOLAR TUNE" YOUR SOLARIUM, CONSERVATORY, SUN ROOMS, SUN ROOM KIT, AND CUSTOM DESIGNS BY FLORIAN.
Florian's Glazing Greater comfort,"no sweat"
Problems:
  • Overheating-relative heat gain (column F)
  • Glare - % UV Light transmittance (column G)
  • UV Fading damage - % UV Light transmittance (column H)
The Solution:
  • Overheating problems are solved by using a combination of very low relative heat gain glass. We recommend a rating of 45 or lower for roofs, and 90 for walls. (column F)
  • Glare problem solved by filtering visible light transmittance to a comfortable level of 69 or lower. (column G)
  • UV Fading damage is tremendously reduced by using AU.V Light transmittance of 10 blocking 90% of UV rays.
These problems are common when ordinary insulated glass; clear, bronze or regular LOW-E's; is used by our competition in these exposures.
Call Florian 1800-FLORIAN if you need help selecting the right glazing to properly SOLAR-TUNE your sun rooms, solarium, sun room kit, conservatories and custom designs by florian.
FLORIAN'S GLAZING SAVES DOLLARS, MAKES SENSE
The Solution:
  • Drafts eliminated by using a winter inside glass temperature of 57 degrees or higher (column I)(Warmer feeling)
  • High resistance to condensation with an inside dew point of -2 or lower (column J)
  • Higher insulation R-VALUE keeps heat in. Choose an R-VALUE of 4.0 or higher (column L)
Problems:
  • Drafts, cold feeling - winter invisible glass temperature (column I)
  • Condensation forms on glass - inside dew point (column J)
  • Heat escapes with little resistance - winter R-VALUE (column L)
These problems are common with our competition's glass that causes drafts, condesation and large amounts of heat loss.
Florian offers several options for glazing to meet any budget and performance requirements. See following high performance glazing chart.

GLOSSARY OF TERMS FOR GLAZING CHART
A - "Glazing code" - Refers to Florian's recommendation for selecting glass (R) roof, (W) wall.

B - "Glazing description" - A description of the components used to obtain the glazing unit being described.

C - "Upcharge over clear" Insulated - Multiply the number in this column by the total square footage of option desired, and add to the base price of a standard unit with clear glass.

D - "Unit Availability" - Glass is available as a standard in the units specified in this column. G- Geneva greenhouse and greenhouse kit, S- Sierra sun room, sun room kits and solarium, W- Woodhaven solarium & sun room.

E - "Shading co-efficient" - Multiplier for the amount of solar gain entering through the glass. For example: a piece of glass with a shading co-efficient of .85 would let in 85% if the solar gain that would travel through a 1/8" piece of clear glass.

F - "Relative heat gain" - The measurable amount of energy which penetrates the glass is expressed in terms of BTU's of heat gain per hour per square foot of glass area.

G - "% Visible light transmittance" - The percentage of light in the visible spectrum, that is directly transmitted through the glass.

H - "% UV light transmittance" - Percentage of ultra-violet radiation transmitted through the glass.

I - "Inside the glass temp" - The temperature of the inside surface of the glass in degrees F when the following ashrae conditions exist. Outside temperature of 0 degrees F with a 15mph wind, and inside temperature of 70 degrees F.

J - "Inside dew point" - The outside temperature in degrees F that will cause condensation on the inside surface of the glass. This number assumes an inside relative humidity of 60% and a temperature of 70 degrees F.

K - "Winter U value" - The total heat transfer co-efficient which is the measure of heat loss through the glass due to a difference between indoor and outdoor air temperatures. The lower the U value, the better the insulating properties of the glass. (BTU/HR/SQFT/F).

L - "Winter R value" - The resistance to heat loss through the glass. The higher the R value, The better the insulating properties. (R=1/U).

NOTE: SUNCLEAN TRADEMARK, AZURLITE TRADEMARK AND SOLARCOOL TRADEMARK ARE TRADEMARKS OF PPG INDUSTRIES. HEAT MIRROR TRADEMARKS, 2ND GENERATION HEAT MIRRIOR TRADEMARKS AND XUV TRADEMARKS ARE TRADEMARKS OF SOUTHWALL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.


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