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Different types of windows more time PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 24 November 2013 19:47

Windows can really complement the appearance of a home or building. When choosing a type of window glass, you need to consider the look you want, as well as the practical aspects of the glass.  You might be wondering, what are the different types of window glass you can put on your home. This article sorts types of window glass by where it is typically used: in the home or in a commercial building. Read on to learn more about the different types.

For Houses

Sheet glass, also known as float glass, is the typical glass found in older homes. Now, Low-e glass is recommended because it is efficient in keeping heat out. It allows certain sources through it, but keeps out the excess heat trying to penetrate through your windows.

Tinted glass has a tint to it that keeps out the light. By keeping out the light, the goal is to keep out unnecessary heat. However at the same time, when there is an overcast day, this type of glass blocks out the light almost too much.

Pattered glass is used to insure privacy. This type of glass has a pattern on one side to prevent other people from seeing through the glass. This is the most common type of bathroom glass used for privacy purposes.

For Commercial Buildings

Horticulture glass is less expensive than the typical sheet glass and is typically used when constructing greenhouses.

Tempered glass not only has safety features for homes, but for vehicles as well. If tempered glass breaks, it crumbles into pieces to prevent shards of glass from hurting anyone.

Wired glass is used for security purposes. This specific type of glass has steel wire mesh imbedded into the glass. This type of glass not only provides reinforcement, but also keeps fire from spreading.


Last Updated on Saturday, 21 December 2013 19:48
Comparison of different type of glasses PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 08 June 2015 16:00


Glass Type Functionality
Sound Insulation Heat Insulation Light Safety
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Double Glazed Normal √√ √√√ √√√√
Double Glazed Toughened √√ √√√ √√√√ √√√√
Triple Glazed Normal
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Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 June 2015 19:42
Low-Emissivity Glass PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 01 June 2013 20:15


Low-emissivity (Low-E) glass is glass that has a special coating that reflects the infrared portions of light, while letting the visible light spectrum through. This is beneficial because the infrared heat from the sun is reflected away from the building in the summer and during the winter the infrared heat that is already inside a building is reflected back into the space.

There are two general types of Low-E coating, tin or silver. Tin oxide is applied to the glass at high temperatures to create a very hard and durable Low-E coating. The alternative is a silver coating, which must be enclosed in an IGU so that the silver doesn't degrade over time due of oxidation.

Low-E coatings often have a slight blue-green tint, which many architects find unacceptable. Newer Low-E coatings are produced with less tint, but it is important to review product samples daylight at varying angles to fully understand what the aesthetics will be when installed.

Last Updated on Friday, 07 June 2013 20:26
Insulated Glass PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 08 February 2013 19:00


Insulated Glass, often called double glazing, is a combination of two or more panes of glass spaced apart with a spacer bar and hermetically sealed with a primary and secondary sealant to form a single unit with one or more air spaces in between. IG units improve the thermal performance, thus significantly reducing heating and air-conditioning costs. IG units also reduce interior condensation in cold climates, and increase comfort near windows, thus maximizing the usable interior space.

By combining Low-E coatings, tinted glasses, reflective coatings, silk-screened patterns, laminated glass products and more, a wide variety of insulating glass configurations are available to satisfy a wide range of performance and aesthetic requirements. IG units can be fabricated to meet state energy codes, sound control requirements, seismic requirements, impact resistance, bullet resistance, and hurricane and blast resistance requirements. IG units can be designed to reduce heat loss and solar heat gain entering the building, with a minimal reduction of visible light transmittance.


Glass lites:
An IGU consists of at least two panes (or lites) of glass. Though IG units typically use monolithic glass, other types of coated and laminated glasses may be used depending on the application to enhance the performance of the unit.

Frame, or the spacer bar, is the material used to separate the two glass lites in an IGU. Usually made of aluminium and filled with desiccant, it holds the unit together, provides thickness and mechanical resistance, and plays a key role in ensuring optimum performance of the unit.

Frames are of two types - ones joined with corner keys, and bent frames. In the first type, the spacer material is cut to the specific size and desiccant is filled. Then the four sides are assembled together using corner keys. As the frame created in this process has four joints, the heat loss is more. To address this, the frame or the spacer bar is bent at 90 degree angles and the frame is assembled with only one joint - this is referred to as a bent frame.






Last Updated on Friday, 08 February 2013 19:08
Various types of glasses used in doors PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 03 January 2013 20:12

Clear window glass:

It is thin transparent flat glass. Its thickness varies from 2.5 to 7.5 mm. 

Prism glass:

It has prism shaped ribs which reflect light. These prisms are provided at different angles. 

Plate glass:

It is also plain flat transparent glass in thickness of 3 to 32 mm; fitted in the windows of costly buildings. 

Quartz glass: 

This glass transmits ultra- violet rays and is used in hospitals. 

Processed glass:

The various types available are ground glass, chipped one process and chipped two process glasses.
Some are used for providing privacy because they scatter/diffuse light while others transmit maximum light.
Wire glass:

A network of wire is embedded in the glass for strengthening.

Bullet proof glass:

This glass is manufactured with laminated plate. The glass breaks under the impact but does not turn into pieces. 

Pinhead glass:

This is also called perforated glass. Holes are made in sheet or plate glass with the help of roller to produce diffusion. It is used for the same purposes as frosted glass for.  

Insulating glass:

It is fitted in windows to prevent heat loss. The glass consists of two or more tightly sealed sheets separated by 6-12 mm of dry air.  

Colored glass:

It is made by adding oxides of metals to molten glass.


Last Updated on Thursday, 03 January 2013 20:18

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