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Protecting Buildings from the Elements: The Challenges of Stained Glass Windows

Preserving Stained Glass: Enhancing Thermal Performance and Eliminating Interior Condensation for Architectural Beauty and Function

Public Building Stained Glass
Protecting high value Historic Stained Glass Windows

Windows play a crucial role in a building's functionality by protecting it from the elements. However, stained glass windows present a challenge as they are susceptible to damage from rain, wind, and temperature changes. This can lead to issues such as corrosion, structural deformation, and condensation. These problems become even more problematic in damp environments or buildings with inadequate heating systems. It is important to find a solution that addresses these issues without compromising the aesthetic appeal of the stained glass windows. Exterior storm panels may provide protection, but they are not aesthetically acceptable.

Interior Condensation Control Stained Glass
Exterior Stained Glass Windows NYC

The IQRG interior system is designed to enhance thermal performance and eliminate interior condensation in stained glass windows. The concept involves custom fitting a heating glass interior panel to each individual window interior. The strategy to eliminate interior glass condensation is to use RHG to warm the surface of the glass to just a degree or two above dew point.This panel is operable and can be controlled individually by the building HVAC management system. This system is ideal for occasional use buildings such as schools, public buildings and houses of worship .

Each individual custom interior active energy panel can be monitored and controlled by the smart building machine learning HVAC system.

For more details on how IQRG unique system applications can protect your important building:

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