Today, every Acorn Deck House glass product comes standard with argon-filled, low-e coated Solarban® 60 insulated glass. Our sliding glass doors, sliding windows and fixed glass windows have two layers of 3/16” glass with a 1/2” spacer; our casements and awnings have two layers of 1/8” glass with a 1/2” spacer; and our mahogany entry doors have two layers of 3/16” glass with a 3/8” spacer. Our insulated glass units have u-values as low as .25. Triple-pane glass units can also be quoted upon request and feature three layers of 3/16” glass with two 1/2” spacers. Custom glazing and spacer options are also available. Please call for details.
How to Measure for Deck House Replacement Glass:
The best way to measure a window is from the exterior. We recommend having a builder or professional measure if you are unsure of the size.
***Standard glass for us is 7/8 thick, low-e coating with a bronze spacer*** Let us know if you need anything different, like thinner glass. Be sure to identify if glass needs to be tempered, obscure, etc.
- From exterior (rectangle or square), the glass size equals frame size as listed below minus ¼”.
- Measure from inside of frame to inside of frame (where the stop bead meets the frame). Measure left to right in three places: left – middle – right. Give us the smallest of the three numbers minus ¼”, which is the glass size. Follow the same for the height: top – middle – bottom.
To determine the glass size of a triangle, from the exterior:
- Identify if the high side from the exterior is on the right side or left side of the glass
- Measure the width the same way as above (minus ¼”)
- Measure and identify the high side to the very point on the inside of frame minus 5/16” overall
- Measure and identify the low side on the inside of frame minus 3/16” overall
- Be sure to identify if any piece of glass needs to be tempered or obscure
- If several pieces, it may help to label each piece (example: 35 x 25 living room, lower right)
To determine the glass size of a rectangle, from the interior:
- Measuring the inside of frame to inside of frame if with a window sill:
- If the jamb measures 1-1/2” the you add 1” to the visible glass size
- If the jamb measures 1-1/4” the you add 3/4” to the visible glass size