There’s more than meets the eye
Windows are so much more. Our window manufacturers offer many collections of window glass. Mainly used for heat and sound defense, but also offer privacy and safety.
Below are some popular glass options that contribute to glass aesthetics.
This image-distorting glass transmits light, but does not allow a view of objects on the other side. Obscure glass is perfect for bathrooms and front entry doors. Patterns and colors can vary for a translucent to semi-opaque effect.
This safety glass is created by controlled thermal or chemical treatments. The process increase its strength compared to any normal glass. Any stresses on tempered glass will result in a glass breakdown into granular pieces instead of shattering into serrated shards of glass. This, in turn, causes less injury.
Laminated glass significantly improves exterior noise reduction compared to unlaminated glass panes containing the identical thickness. The interlayer bonds two or more panes together producing a glass that is highly effective in reducing noise. An additional property of laminated glass is the interlayer. The interlayer can block essentially most ultraviolet radiation. This process could block up to 99.9% of the UV rays.
ENERGY EFFICIENT GLASS
Many of our clients today are looking to help the worldwide shortage of energy. Energy-efficient glass is an excellent place to start. The glass you select is the most important component when considering windows. Windows with insulated glazing, provide exceptional energy efficiency, clarity, and performance. Double glazing and Low-E glass provide amazing energy efficiency and reduce energy costs.
Double glazing consists of two or three glass window panes separated by a vacuum or gas filled space to reduce heat transfer throughout the window. Most double glazed windows are reliable insulators that will prevent interior fogging and provide a barrier against outside temperatures.
Triple glazing technology provides yet another option for improving the energy efficiency of your windows. This technology adds a third layer of glass that improves insulating properties, keeping homes in northern regions warmer.
Low-E stands for low-emissivity. The Low-E coating blocks damaging UV rays while allowing visible light through the window unit. The heat transfer will be re-directed away from the house exterior, while during the summer months, the house interior keeps the cool climate re-directed back into the home. This process helps reduce energy cost each year. Choosing Low-E coating on your windows will be a huge jump in energy efficiency compared to your old single pane windows.
Argon gas windows are a sealed unit filled with gas between panes to increase energy efficiency. Argon is a non-toxic, odorless gas that is used on windows to minimize heat exchange through the glass exterior to the interior. Argon also has characteristics to control the amount sound transmitted into the interior of your home. Argon gas improves thermal performance without altering your outside view.