Tempco's IGU line
Tempco’s IGU line

New York manufacturer Tempco Glass Fabrication recently attained certification from the fenestration industry’s Insulating Glass Certification Council (IGCC) for its insulating glass units (IGUs).

“We are very pleased to achieve this outstanding certification,” said Tiffany Wan, sales manager for Tempco. “With IGCC certification, our customers can be assured they are receiving quality IGUs that conform to the industry’s most rigorous standards.”

The process to become IGCC certified is lengthy and involves third-party product testing, in-person professional production audits and documentation requirements. Representatives from IGCC first visit the production facility of the company seeking certification to witness fabrication of sample IGUs, which then are delivered to an IGCC-approved independent laboratory for testing. Sample IGUs are tested to ASTM specifications to assess seal durability through rigorous simulated extreme temperature, humidity, UV light and rain conditions. The integrity of IGU inter-glass noble gas content is also evaluated, both initially and after weathering to assess any degradation. Production facilities achieving IGCC certification are audited in-person every six months, and annual testing of new sample IGUs is required.

“The certification process also covers our quality assurance program, which was evaluated during the initial IGCC representative visit to our facility,” said Wan. “All our documentation, fabrication and product sampling procedures, and equipment calibration were reviewed and verified that they meet national quality assurance standards.”