Building designs must combine attractiveness and safety factors. The role of glass is crucial in building design and safety factors and the comfort of the occupants depend upon the types of glass used in the design process. According to your specific application, you need to select the right glass products. Here, we will help you to learn about the different types of glass that you can use for your particular requirements.
You can use tinted glass to keep out the harmful ultra violet rays of the sun, which is also very strong and hot. These glasses are developed with heat resistant materials, which are capable of avoiding the harmful rays and also make sure that the heat is lowered. With tinted glass doors and windows installed in your home, you can also save energy as you can avoid turning on your air conditioner for extended periods.
This type of glass is a form of safety glass that acts as a protecting from glass after breakage. When shattered, these glasses have the capability of holding together and provide resistance to the dispersion of objects. Laminated glass ensures high impact resistance and can protect the construction from significant damage due to any breakage.
Patterned or frosted glass is manufactured by etching, sandblasting or creating a pattern in the surface of the glass. It can transmit light through it but the view is blurred, which means you cannot see anything on the other side of the glass. This type of glass is a great choice where privacy is needed.
Energy Efficient Glass
As the name suggests, these types of glass are capable of saving your energy bill. Developed with energy efficient materials, these glass products can be used in the form of windows and door for saving energy, adding to the appearance of the property, higher impact resistance, less outside noise disturbance, and better insulation.
Toughened glass has more strength in comparison to the normal glass. The strength factors of these glasses are increased by controlled thermal treatments so that internal stresses can be balanced. When this glass breaks, you can find the shattered remains in small pieces, unlike large and dangerous shards when ordinary glass is broken.
These are just some of the types of glass that are used in buildings. For more information about glass for your property call your nearest Blue Star office. Our glaziers service Sydney’s North, Sydney, East and West.