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Blacksteel IGU’s

Clear and distortion free glass lets you enjoy the views that you have chosen.  With Blacksteel glazing, you’ll enjoy a clear view of your locale while being protected from heat, cold, rain, snow, wind or street noise from outside.  Blacksteel Architectural IGUs (Insulated Glass Units) are made with world class Low E and Solar Control glass to provide optimum thermal values while retaining excellent light transmission and clarity. 

Dual and triple pane units are filled with argon or krypton gas to provide optimum thermal performance while keeping the overall thickness down to a mere inch – enhancing the slim, trim look of our steel frames. Your project manager will help you choose the best IGU construction, coatings and gas fill to provide the performance needed for your local climate. 

ES Testing & Certification

Informed decision-making requires reliable and accurate information. All Blacksteel products undergo rigorous testing and certification by independent agencies.* This guaranties that our published performance values are accurate, including U-value, SHGC (Solar Heat Gain Coefficient) and VLT (Visual Light Transmission).

*  Testing and certifications include the North American Fenestration Standard (NAFS), the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) and the Testing Application Standard (TAS). Each unit carries an official seal showing the certified U-value, SHGC and VLT. Our dedication to excellence ensures that Blacksteel windows and doors will meet or exceed the requirements of all national and local building codes. (Read more on Certifications)

Hurricane Certification

BlackSteel windows and doors are also certified for installation into HVHC (Hurricane) zones, including Texas, Louisiana and Florida (including Dade County).  

Customized IGU Construction

With dual and triple pane construction, a choice of three types of Low-E glass and three kinds of gas fill, there are 21 different IGU combinations. This may sound complicated but your Blacksteel project manager will help you tailor the choice to suit your exact needs and to fit within your budget. The type of glass you choose will also affect the transparency (VLT). The image below will help you visualize the variations in transparency related to the different glass choices. 

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Cutting-Edge Technology

Blacksteel is at the forefront of IGU technology. We use Swisspacer “Warm-Edge” spacers to separate glass layers and provide air tight perimeter sealing. We provide air,  argon and the more rare, krypton gas to fill between the panes. Argon is the industry standard for IGU’s, but krypton, being a denser gas, provides double the insulation value for more extreme weather conditions. Our advanced filling techniques guaranty consistent insulation performance across all our products – whichever gas is used. Our state-of-the-art facilities and rigorous Quality Control processes ensure that every Blacksteel IGU meets the highest standards of excellence.

Blacksteel alone is able to deliver U- Factors as low as 0.18 – surpassing industry standards. The glazing on all our doors and windows is installed under rigorously controlled conditions, guaranteeing that it meets all quality and performance standards.

*The term warm edge describes the glazing edge of a mutli-pane insulating glass unit, in which the spacer bar between the panes of glass is made from a material with low thermal conductivity. That helps to reduce the thermal bridge from inside to outside – thus saving energy and preventing the formation of mold on the glass edge. 

Slim Profiles

At Blacksteel Architectural, we understand the importance of modern aesthetics. Our premium argon and krypton filled IGUs enable us to build exceptionally slim window profiles with a thickness of only 1”. This gives you extremely sleek window and door designs that seamlessly dovetail with a minimalist or contemporary architectural style. Our efforts to push what’s possible, has resulted in superior comfort, elegant, slim profiles and energy savings for all your building needs. 

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