Prior to commencing installation examine all and make good any unsatisfactory conditions relating to the glazing system, stops, gaskets, channels, rebates which may impair the successful and safe installation of your Smart Glass.
Dry Glazing: this is the recommended interior glazing method.
Butt Joint Glazing: can be used in internal applications we recommend the use of Dow Corning AS7096N or any translucent neutral cure silicone adhesive/sealant for “seamless glazing” effects, alternatively the use of clear dry plastic jointing trims may be placed between abutted glass panels.
Wet Glazing: If a sealant is required use only Dow Corning AS7096N or any translucent neutral cure silicone adhesive/sealant.
Wet Glazing: Pre-shimmed Glazing tapes and Dow Corning AS7096N or any translucent neutral cure silicone adhesive/sealant are required to create a seal impervious to moisture, with provision for the weeping of condensation that may form in the glazing system.
Framing Systems and Design
Smart Glass is suitable for glazing to a wide range of steel, timber, aluminium and UPVC systems.
Frame edge clearance and face clearances may be used although a minimum bite edge of 10mm for Smart Glass Single Glazing and Laminate Glazing and 16mm for Independent Glazed Units (IGUs).
Inadequate clearance for the edges can cause damage due to glass-to-frame contact, a minimum edge clearance of 3mm is recommended to reduce this possibility.
Glass larger than 0.6m2 should be placed on four Shore A Durometer hardness of 85 +/- 5 and be silicone compatible. The preferred location for setting blocks is at quarter points.
The blocks should be 1.5mm narrower than the channel width. Lock Strip Gasket Systems can also require setting blocks, refer to manufacturer for recommendations.
The Smart Glass Company cannot be held liable for damage caused by other parties. Once the glass has been installed it is the responsibility of the installer, main contractor or building owner to provide protection and cleaning.