Types Of Window Glass
Types of Window Glass
The type of glass installed in your home may play a factor in the pricing of your residential window cleaning service. Certain types of glass may be extremely labor intensive (i.e. Storm Windows) and other types may require special equipment. When you call to get your free quote on your window cleaning service, the more information we have on the type of glass in your home, the better prepared we will be to give you an accurate quote for your window cleaning service.
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Acid Etched Glass – It is produced by acid etching one side of float glass. Acid-etched glass has a distinctive, uniformly smooth and satin-like appearance. Acid-etched glass admits light while providing softening and vision control. It can be used in both residential and commercial settings (doors, shower screens, furniture, wall paneling, etc.).
Alarm Glass – Is a special laminated glass designed and manufactured for security purposes. The inter-layer is embedded with a very thin wire and then “sandwiched” between two or more sheets of glass. The wire forms an electrical circuit which activates alarm when the glass is forced.
Enameled/Screen Printed Glass – Enameled glass is tempered or heat-strengthened glass, one face of which is covered, either partially or totally, with mineral pigments. In addition to its decorative function, enameled glass is also a solar ray controller.
Pattern Glass – Patterned glass is a not-perfectly-smooth structure with different patterns impressed on it. The depth, size and shape of the patterns largely determine the magnitude and direction of reflection. Patterned glass usually transmits only slightly less light than clear glass. It can be used for a variety of applications: interior design and decorations, furniture, windows, street furniture etc.
Sand Blasted Glass – This is produced by spraying sand at high velocities over the surface of the glass. This gives the glass a translucent surface, which is usually rougher than that obtained by etching. During sandblasting, only the areas that are to remain transparent are masked for protection. The depth and degree of the translucency of the sand-blasted finishing vary with the force and type of sand used. Sand-blasted glass can be used in numerous interior design applications in both residential and commercial settings: doors, shower screens, partitions and interior screens, furniture, etc.
Single/Double Pane Window Glass- Single-pane and double-pane options are available. Single-pane windows provide very little insulation while double-pane improves energy efficiency. In colder climates, some double-pane windows are sold with an argon gas between the panes for better energy-saving performance.
Tinted Window Glass – Tinted heat-absorbing glass is designed to reduce radiant heat entering through the window.
Reflective Window – Reflective glass has the same purpose as tinted glass, but it is coated with a reflective film. This is an ordinary float glass with a metallic coating to reduce solar heat. This special metallic coating also produces a mirror effect, preventing the subject from seeing through the glass. It is mainly used in facades.
Tempered- Tempered glass is very strong and is a common choice for patio doors and storm doors. If tempered glass breaks, it crumbles into tiny pellets rather than shattering into jagged shards. This type of glass is intended for glass facades, sliding doors, building entrances, bath and shower enclosures and other uses requiring superior strength and safety properties.
Security – Another type of glass for windows is security glass, which is opaque and available in several textures
Stained Glass – stained glass is glass that has been colored by adding metallic salts during its manufacture. Stained glass, as an art and a craft, requires the artistic skill to conceive an appropriate and workable design, and the engineering skills to assemble the piece.
Leaded Glass Windows- are comprised of numerous smaller windows that are arranged into a pattern. The glass pieces are held together by thin strips of lead called cames.
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