SunGuard® Solar

Silver 20

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Solar control for creative applications

SunGuard Silver 20 coated glass helps deliver energy savings with a more reflective appearance. Its ability to reflect heat and solar radiation makes it a great product for hot environments and super-tall buildings—including the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building.

Key features:

Uniform color: Sophisticated reflective appearance
Excellent chemical and mechanical durability: When compared to traditional sputter-coated products
Manufacturing options: Ready to be tempered, heat-strengthened, curved or screen-printed with approved enamels
Widely available: Guardian Select® fabricators can help you meet tight project deadlines
Single product: For both annealed and heat-treated applications
Easy to process: Does not require edge deletion

Request Silver 20 sample

Product Downloads:

Sunguard Brochure Building Modeling Information (BIM)

CSI 3-Part Specifications:

Download Silver 20 Spec

Burj Khalifa, Dubai, UAE

Product Information

Applications

  • Facades
  • Windows
  • Doors
  • Curtain Walls
  • Roofs
  • Skylights

Manufacturing Options

  • Tempered
  • Laminated
  • Heat Soaked
  • Bent
  • Heat Strengthened
  • Annealed
  • Single Sided Coating

Float Glass Substrates

  • Clear (6-10 mm)
  • Green (6 mm)

Recommended coating positions

  • Double glazed: #2 surface
  • Triple Glazed: #2 surface

Product Color Swatches

Transmitted Color - the appearance when looking through glass in daylight.

Clear (6-10 mm)

Green (6 mm)

Visual appearance

Use the glass visualizer to get an introductory understanding of how glass will appear in use. Use the Glass Analytics tools to explore even more options for color and performance.

Visual appearance

Use the glass visualizer to get an introductory understanding of how glass will appear in use. Use the Glass Analytics tools to explore even more options for color and performance.

Launch Glass Visualizer

*Intended to represent the reflected/transmitted color on clear; however, glass color cannot be accurately portrayed online. Please see color disclaimer at bottom of the page.
For more information and additional mockups visit the full Glass Visualizer.

Performance Data

  • TRANSMITTANCE

    1. Visible Light 18%
    2. Ultraviolet 16%
    3. Solar Energy 14%
    4. Light to Solar Gain (LSG) 0.81
  • Reflectance [%]

    1. Visible Light Outside 30%
    2. Visible Light Inside 30%
    3. Solar Energy Outside 26%
  • U-VALUE

    1. Winter Nighttime - Argon(90%) 0.33
    2. Winter Nighttime - Air 0.37
    3. Summer Daytime - Air 0.38
  • Heat Gain

    1. Relative Heat Gain (RHG) 56
    2. Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) 0.22
  • Composition

    1. IG 6 mm/12.7 mm/6 mm - Coating on surface #2
    2. Outboard lite SunGuard Silver 20 on Clear
    3. Inboard lite Guardian Float Clear
    4. Calculation Standard NFRC-2010
  • TRANSMITTANCE

    1. Visible Light 15%
    2. Ultraviolet 7%
    3. Solar Energy 8%
    4. Light to Solar Gain (LSG) 0.83
  • Reflectance [%]

    1. Visible Light Outside 23%
    2. Visible Light Inside 30%
    3. Solar Energy Outside 12%
  • U-VALUE

    1. Winter Nighttime - Argon(90%) 0.33
    2. Winter Nighttime - Air 0.37
    3. Summer Daytime - Air 0.38
  • Heat Gain

    1. Relative Heat Gain (RHG) 46
    2. Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) 0.18
  • Composition

    1. IG 6 mm/12.7 mm/6 mm - Coating on surface #2
    2. Outboard lite SunGuard Silver 20 on Green
    3. Inboard lite Guardian Float Clear
    4. Calculation Standard NFRC-2010

Displayed colors are intended to represent actual color. Color is a function of light and reflectivity and cannot be accurately portrayed online. Actual glass samples should be used to determine color. Please order a sample and discuss color with your Guardian Architectural Design Manager to ensure you are pleased with your SunGuard selection before ordering glass for your project.