What is Lumira® Aerogel and Why Should You Be Using It in Your Next Project?

If you’re looking to minimize energy costs, sound transmission, and glare in your structure, Lumira® Aerogel is just what you need. This high-performance insulating gel is a translucent product that is made from dry silica particulates and is commonly used to insulate polycarbonate.

When it comes to glazing a structure that will reside in a high-traffic or high-wind area, polycarbonate will be the most effective option. It is a virtually indestructible substance that was originally used as a glass replacement, but is now becoming more popular due to its higher aesthetic qualities and durable composition. When Lumira® Aerogel is added to polycarbonate, thermal ratings and light transmission increase which helps reduce the transfer of heat and cold. In the long run, this is what helps minimize the energy costs and will help to achieve maximum user comfort.

Lumira® Aerogel Beads

Anyone currently living with an existing, antiquated glazing system will instantly see the difference and benefits when switching to a Lumira® aerogel product. Other than saving in energy costs, Lumira® aerogel will assist in distributing evenly diffused light throughout a space, as well as reducing hot and cold spots caused by direct sunlight. Lumira® aerogel is also a lightweight and flexible product, which will allow for a less invasive renovation from a construction standpoint.

Solar Innovations® has developed a standard line of products featuring Lumira® Aerogel for customer convenience. We can tailor a custom product or structure to include the insulating gel during the design phase for curtain walls, skylights, sunrooms, pool enclosures, greenhouses, conservatories, and practically any other residential or commercial application.