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Polycarbonate is an effective option when it comes to glazing a structure that will reside in a high traffic or high wind area. The virtually indestructible substance was originally used as a glass replacement, but it is becoming more popular due to its aesthetic qualities and durable composition. However, polycarbonate may need to be insulated in order to achieve maximum user comfort.Lumira® aerogel, a translucent product made from a dry silica particulate, is a high performance insulating gel used to insulate a polycarbonate. When added, Lumira® increases thermal ratings and light transmission while reducing glare, sound transmission, and the thermal transfer of heat and cold — the last of which can help minimize energy costs during installation.In certain applications, Lumira® can assist with meeting LEED requirements, as sustainable purchasing, optimum energy efficiency, occupant comfort, low emission, and daylight points are all possible with Lumira®.Lumira® can be used is curtain walls, skylights, sunrooms, pool enclosures, greenhouses, conservatories, and practically any other residential or commercial application. Solar Innovations, Inc. has developed a standard line of products featuring Lumira® aerogel for customer convenience, or we can tailor a custom product or structure to include the insulating gel during the design phase.