Windows are just transparent openings may be in a masonry wall or door to allow the passage of light and air. They are held in place by frames which prevent them from collapsing. They are usually glazed or covered by a transparent, translucent material like a float glass.
Windows enhance the beauty of the house along with its purpose of ventilation. Some home decorations have glass windows fitted in wooden or metal frame. Via this natural light can travel in to the room and the room gets a lighter look. Windows must add style and function to your room.
Generally speaking, our clear glass window is traditionally the best choice but we have numerous other options available depending on the purpose and features like heat blocking, security, strength, air and light, energy efficiency etc.
The basic question that pop-up is which glass to select for windows. Here are the basic categories that we offer:
* Float Glass: It derives its name from the process by which it is made. In this process a sheet of glass is passed several times on molten tin. This kind of glass gives high visibility and clarity. This can be further fabricated in to other categories like tinted, toughened etc. However, this is very vulnerable to break-ins and does not have insulation property.
* Double glass unit: In this two layers of glass are insulated with an aluminum spacer in between. They are sealed to form one unit and the space in between is filled with dry air to improve insulation. This is perfect to prevent traffic or aircraft noise. This also reduces electricity bills as it offers perfect insulation for air conditioning or heaters. It also enhances security but at the same time in case of breakage it turns out to be a costly affair.
* Toughened glass: This is tough and sturdy glass produced by applying special heat treatment to float glass, so that it softens and then begins to cool. Once toughened in can not be redone.
* Reflective Glass: The metallic coat on top prevents radiation and it also produces a mirror effect and prevents a person from seeing through the glass window. It is best for air conditioned rooms as it reduces the impact of heat and light from the sun. It is also best for offices as outside view is blocked but insiders can view outside activities
* Laminate Glass: Here two or more layers of glass are bound together with a tough durable PVB interlayer. When broken it does not leave the frame, thus prevents injury. It improves the best sound and light insulation and is very secure.
* Single and double Pane: Double pane improves energy efficiency and hence are best options for colder countries as some double pane windows have facility of argon gas between the panes for energy saving purpose.
* Low-E: Low-emissivity is of a higher quality energy efficient glass and can reflect up to 70% of the radiant heat back from the window.
* Tempered: This is the best choice for patio and stormy areas as it is very strong and if it breaks it crumbles in to tiny pellets.
When replacing or opting for a glass window, you can check the multiple options available on our website and select the best that suits your budget and location or you can even seek our professional help to solve your purpose.