What is Architectural glass?
Architectural glass generally refers to all types of glass used as a building material. It is commonly used as a transparent glazing material enveloping the structure including windows. Architectural glass can be a very essential part of a house, building or any structure since it not only contributes to its aesthetic properties but also to its protection and security. With the treatments and processes involved in its production, architectural glass has a higher level of strength. The Glass Company in Brookfield, WI offer a selection of decorative glass designs for various architectural needs. Our staff, employees and technicians at The Glass Company in Brookfield, WI have expertise backed by technology, experience and innovation.
Types of Architectural Glass:
1. Crown Glass – this type of glass has bulges in the middle which gives it a “bullseye” appearance at the center. It is very decorative and provides privacy since it gives a distorted appearance through it.
2. Rolled Plate Glass – this is thick glass and has small patterns. Compared to crown glass, it creates a more distorted and textured image.
3. Float Glass – this type of glass is created by making the molten glass “float” on a molten metal. The product is a more thick and leveled glass with a smooth and clear appearance.
4. Tempered Glass – this type of glass is strength and heat resistant making it the best choice for glass walls, doors, furniture, windows and containers.
5. Laminated Glass – this glass is made by bonding layers of glass with layers of PVB using high pressure and temperature into a single sheet of glass.
These are the most commonly used architectural glass. Architectural glass makes houses and buildings elegant and attractive. The façade of a structure says much about it. As they say “First impressions, lasts.”, which is why it’s important to make your house or building look as interesting and enticing as possible. The Glass Company in Brookfield, WI can meet any of your requirements for architectural glass since our goal is to provide quality products together with exceptional craftsmanship and professional one-on-one service. Architectural glass not only makes a structure aesthetically pleasing, it also contributes to energy efficiency since it allows for natural light to enter the house or building. Architectural glass isn’t only used for windows and doors but also for skylights, canopies, staircases, walkways, entrances and much more. Architectural glass adds elegance and beauty to any structure and enhances its overall appeal.