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Thermally Insulated Aluminum Framework

October 23, 2015

Thermal properties are a crucial element to compare when purchasing aluminum-framed glazed products. Thermal enhancement is a process in which a thermal barrier is inserted between inner and outer surfaces of the frame to create a high performance energy saving system. The thermal break separates the aluminum into two sections and minimizes conductivity of heat and cold from the inside to the outside to ensure a structure’s interior remains comfortable at any time of year.
In order to create the most energy-efficient glazed products, Solar Innovations, Inc.’s windows, doors, structures, and skylights use thermally-broken aluminum framework. Solar’s products are insulated using two enhancement technologies: thermal strut and fill and debridge. Thermal strut is utilized for many systems including the G1 International Window System. In this method, the strut is inserted between two separate aluminum extrusions and holds the two together. Fill and debridge, on the other hand, is used when the aluminum extrusion is one solid piece. The extrusion is designed with a strategically placed cavity, in which the insulation is directly inserted. Solar’s G2 International system is thermally broken using fill and debridge technology.
Solar Innovations, Inc.’s products are insulated on-site at the Company’s LEED Gold certified manufacturing facility in Pine Grove, PA. In addition to thermal enhancement technology, the Company’s on-site abilities include: a paint and powder coat booth, two test labs, metal bar bending capabilities, and more. By in-sourcing these technologies, Solar Innovations, Inc. is able to reduce lead times and overall production costs to provide the best customer experience. For more information about Solar’s thermally broken aluminum framework, please contact a Solar Innovations, Inc. Sales Representative.

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