Dream House Ideas: Different Types of Window Glazing (Part 1)
Building one’s house is one of the most fun things to do. You get to decide how many rooms should you add, where the kitchen, living room and dining room is located and how you want your space to look like. There are tons of things you can do to it to make you feel both at home, creative and in style. In continuation with our Dream House Ideas blog series, Glass Company in Brookfield, WI shares how you can further customize your dream house.
The Glass Company in Brookfield, WI has been one of the best providers of glass services in the state for many years. We have worked on various types of homes, offices, cars and other infrastructures that need glazing. We also have worked with clients in various backgrounds and in a variety of situations. Our experiences may be different from client to client but one thing is for sure: we have provided them with outmost services thus, meeting or even succeeding their expectations.
But before we lose ourselves chatting on how great the quality of our glasses are, we now start listing the different types of window glazing or glass you can choose for your dream house and these are:
- GAS FILLS
In order to further develop the thermal performance of your house’s windows with the use of insulated glazing, we can fill the space of the windows with inert gas in between the panes. Inert gas is commonly composed of the elements argon and krypton. These elements are better in resisting heat flow than air.
- HEAT-ABSORBING TINTSNot only will it provide a change of color onto your glass but this will also absorb heat as the name implies. It is said and tested that these tinted glass, when used as a window, can take up a very large amount of portion of the solar radiation coming through a window. This activity allows the reduction of the following:
- Solar heat gain coefficient or SHGC
- Visible transmittance or VT
However, there are some amount of heat that can still pass through the tinted windows by the process called conduction and re-radiation. This causes the tint to lower the U-factor of windows. But if you want to continue using heat-absorbing tints and want to help lessen these types of heat transfer, you can let Glass Company in Brookfield, WI apply inner and additional layers of clear glass or a spectrally selective coating.
We suggest you take the following tips from us when considering the color of your tints:
- Gray and bronze
- Not spectrally selective
- Trims down the infiltration of both heat and light
- Blue and green
- Superior penetration of visible light
- Slightly diminishes heat transfer
- Avoided in hot climates
- Good absorber of light
- Does poorly in absorbing heat
Are you still finding the process of looking for the perfect window glazing hard? Have you not yet found the perfect glass for your house? Read our other blog entitled “Dream House Ideas: Different Types of Window Glazing (Part 2)” at www.glasscompanywi.com.