Continuing from last month’s blogpost, here are a few more commonly used types of glass for residential and commercial purposes.
Bevelled glass refers to glass that has been custom cut and polished to a specific angle and size, producing an elegant aesthetic. Bevelled glass products (and mirror) are often used in interior applications to create that look of elegance.
Insulated glass is also known by a variety of names – sealed unit, double pane glass, thermal pane glass. It is two pieces of glass that are glued together with a spacer bar in between them. These two pieces of glass become one unit and are designed to insulate your home better than a single pane of glass would. In some cases, the air space is filled with Argon gas and this further improves the insulating ability of the unit. Low E units will also further improve the insulating ability of the unit.
Low Emissivity Glass has a special coating that allows light to penetrate while reflecting infrared light. This helps to reflect heat away during the hot summer months, while interior heat is retained during the winter. This makes it a great energy conservation option for residential windows, especially when paired with insulated glass.
As the name suggests, obscured glass makes it harder to see through, providing privacy. This makes it ideal for bathroom windows, allowing light to penetrate through but only silhouettes to be visible from the outside. A pattern is often imprinted to enhance the obscured glass.
Reflective glass is used to cut out solar glare and to provide privacy. It is made by the application of a thin metallic coat on one side of annealed glass. It also comes in different hues. Reflective glass is used predominantly in commercial buildings but can have a striking effect in a residential setting as well.
Tinted glass has the addition of colour to the glass, for privacy as well as aesthetic purposes. Tinted glass can also reduce the amount of sunlight coming through, thereby helping protect from UV rays.
First Response Glass specializes in custom cut glass and we can provide the appropriate type of glass for all your applications. Just come and speak to one of our specialists who can give you all the information you need.