There are many types of commercial and residential glasses used in domestic and residential houses. Window cleaners use different method of window cleaning washing based on these glass to give professional window cleaning service. You can contact your local window cleaner to know more about the glass in your house and how they can be cleaned.
Float glass is named for the process of forming molten glass into large, flat panels. During the process, molten glass is floats on molten tin, which produces the smoothest possible large, thin glass panel.
Cutting the basic sheet of glass is the first step. After processing and upgrading, it is sent to set the frame that is the starting material for your window. This is low-cost, colourless glass as the starting point for what will become quality windows, glass doors and panels. Window cleaning is effective in this type of glass.
Safety Laminated Glass
Laminated glass is an extra-strong, security-enhanced glass created by fusing at least two panes around an inner layer of PVB (polyvinyl butyral). This process uses high heat and pressure fusion process to create a super-strong panel.
It is the best choice for safety and security reason if you want your glass to stay put in frame after breaking. This is mainly find this laminated glass technology in vehicle’s windshield. It makes sure that and object colliding with the glass does not strike the occupant.
Obscured glass is any type of glass which allows light to come in but can’t be clearly seen through. Obscure glass patterns is frosted, etched, coated or otherwise designed so that we can’t look through it and see more than vague shades of what’s behind it. That’s Why This Is the Most Popular Type Of Glass For Bathroom Windows, Shower Doors And Entry Door Areas.
While there is some debate as to whether or not it really provides enough privacy for bathrooms and showers, obscure glass is usually worth it to anyone who wants more indoor natural light.
Annealing is the slow, meticulous and controlled process of cooling a panel of float glass. The purpose of this process is to strengthen the glass by reducing the stress caused to it by quick cooling.
This is usually the next step for float glass, and now further upgrades can be done. Annealed glass is not the ideal choice for windows, as it leaves shards and large, sharp pieces when broken.
Tinted glass is any kind of glass which has colouring added. This can be done for a number of reasons, including design aesthetics, privacy and sunlight heat reduction. Tinted glass can also be a form of protection against harmful UV rays.
You usually see tinted glass on vehicles, skylights and decorative panels, but you can also use it for external windows to bump up your privacy factor a little bit.
Temper glass is annealed glass with a quadrupled strength only. Tempered glass can not be cut, so the process of tempering takes place only after the annealed glass has been cut and finished to the desired size. The glass is heated to over 1200 degrees and then cooled down quickly. The panes are baked at 550 degrees to make heat-soaked tempered glass.
If the glass is unstable, it’ll break. This process measures the glass before it is used in any applications in real life. You probably have tempered safety glass in your car, so that you can break them out in case of an emergency.
Insulated glass windows come in a unit that is optimised for energy efficiency. They may be few in numbers. the glass panes in an insulated unit are typically laminated or tempered security glass.
An insulated glass window unit also has a desiccant component, ensuring that condensation won’t form in between the panes where you can’t wipe it off. Insulated glass windows are a great choice for exterior glass that’ll help you keep your heating and cooling costs down.
Not all insulated glass units are equal, so be sure to compare your options for the better energy efficient glasses.
To create mirror glass, metal coating require on one side. Coating an extra protective sealant creates a mirror effect. You usually find mirror glass in a decorative capacity, such as on walls, furniture and doors. Mirror glass is pretty, but we do not use it on external windows.
The coating in low immensity glass reflects thermal radiation. The low-e coating keeps out infrared rays, while light still filters through. Why is this so beneficial for homes? During the summer, heat is directs away from your house, and in the winter, your indoor heat is reflects in the house and won’t escape through the windows.
This translates to lower heating and cooling costs. Low-e glass can be a pricey investment, but the savings in the long run can make it worth it. Some types of low-e coatings cause tinting, so be sure to check out some samples in person to make sure you’re okay with how the glass will look installed in your home.
Wire glass isn’t necessarily considered a security glass, but it’s a fire-resistant glass. That’s why it’s most schools, hospitals, and other commercial buildings use it. The grid of wires built into the panes will hold the glass in the frame if it shatters under high heat – such as a building fire.
It can also withstand a blast from a firefighter’s hose without blowing shards out everywhere. While wired glass works great for many commercial applications, you don’t often see it used in residential home design.
Heat Strengthened Glass
The annealed glass panel needs reheating at above 1200 and cooling to make it twice as tough. Because of the slower cooling process than glass it is not that strong. Heat strengthened glass is tougher than lower grades of glass, but it can still shatter and break into sharp pieces. It’s not often used for exterior windows until it has also been laminated
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