Residential & Commercial Doors and Windows    

Multi-Functional Architecural Series

Arch’s laminated glass is produced in-house at one of our eight manufacturing plants. The process encompasses two or more pieces of glass that are permanently bonded together with a polyvinyl butyral interlayer (PVB) by the introduction of heat and pressure in an autoclave. Laminated glass meets safety glazing requirements and will remain in the opening if breakage should occur. Most commonly used in skylights, overhead glazing, impact resistant glazing, hurricane glazing, bomb & blast resistance, and areas requiring resistance to forcible entry. While eliminating almost 99% of the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays, the vinyl interlayer will also reduce sound transmission in areas of high traffic or where constant noise is present and needs to be controlled. Heat-treated glass can be laminated together to provide a stronger finished product for the most demanding applications.
Interlayers come in multiple colors (Clear, Bronze, Grey, Green), and thicknesses (.015, .030, .060, and .090)


Low-E coatings are microscopically thin, virtually invisible, metal or metallic oxide layers deposited on a window or skylight glazing surface primarily to reduce the U-factor by suppressing radiative heat flow. The principal mechanism of heat transfer in multilayer glazing is thermal radiation from a warm pane of glass to a cooler pane. Coating a glass surface with a low-emittance material and facing that coating to the airspace between the glass layers blocks a significant amount of this radiant heat transfer, thus lowering the total heat flow through the window. Low-E coatings are transparent to visible light. Different types of Low-E coatings have been designed to allow for high solar gain, moderate solar gain, or low solar gain.


  • Pilkington Energy Advantage
  • Pilkington Solar-E
  • AFG Comfort E2
  • PPG Sungate 500


Some Available Thicknesses

1/8″ (3.0mm), 3/16″ (5.0mm), 1/4″ (6mm)


The figure below figure illustrates the characteristics of a typical double-glazed window with a moderate solar gain Low-E glass. These Low-E glass products are often referred to as sputtered (or soft-coat products) due to the glass coating process. (Note: Low solar gain Low-E products are also called sputtered coatings.) Such coatings reduce heat loss and let in a reasonable amount of solar gain and are suitable for climates with both heating and cooling concerns. In heating-dominated climates with a modest amount of cooling or climates where both heating and cooling are required, Low-E coatings with high, moderate or low solar gains may result in similar annual energy costs depending on the house design and operation.


  • Sunguard Light Blue 63
  • Sunguard Neutral 50
  • Sunguard Neutral 40
  • Sunguard AG 43
  • Sunguard AG 50
  • Sunguard Neutral 61
  • Sunguard Superneutral 68
  • Sunguard Superneutral 54
  • Sunguard Royal Blue 40
  • PPG Solarban 60
  • PPG Solarban 80
  • PPG Solarban 70XL
  • PPG Solarban z50
  • AFG TIAC-40
  • AFG TIAC-36


Some Available Thicknesses

1/8″ (3.0mm), 3/16″ (5.0mm), 1/4″ (6mm)
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