How To Choose The Right Window Glass For Your Home?

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Windows are an important part of your home. They not only help with the aesthetics but can also impact your energy bills. Normally, window glass plays a major role in impacting power bills. So, ensure that you check multiple features like how well the glass insulates and what type you’re buying before finalizing the purchase.  

In this blog, we will go through different types of blogs and we will also share some tips for buying the glass for your glass installation

Types of Window Glass 

Most households use the following types of glass: 

Float Glass

Float glass is a smooth glass made from gloating molten glass on liquid. It is one of the most commonly available glasses in the market. Float glass is cheap however it cannot offer as much insulation as other materials. 

Tempered Glass

Tempered glass is a glass that can offer more security as it is made stronger than normal glass using heat and chemicals. It is mostly used in shower doors, glass tables, car windows, or where more safety is required. Toughened glass is more resilient to force but it is not unbreakable. 

LOW-E Glass

Low-E glass is a heat-resistant glass. Heat cannot pass through LOW-E window glass because of a thin, nearly transparent coating. This technology reduces the amount of heat that the sun absorbs in warmer climates and releases into the atmosphere in cooler climates, therefore contributing to preserving energy. This reduces the cost of heating and cooling while improving comfort in dwellings. 

Laminated Glass

Laminated glass is another strong glass and gives another advantage of noise cancellation. It happens because of its manufacturing, as laminated glass is made after joining two layers of glass. So, two glasses combined provide better security for your home and also keep it peaceful for you. 

Stained Glass

Stained glass is perfect for your window glass installation if you like to keep your day bright and colorful. Because its colorful patterns can turn normal sunlight into a show of colorful story, you can normally find similar glass in holy places and ancient buildings.  

Also Read: Guide to Selecting the Right Window Glazing for Your Needs

What Should You Consider While Picking a Window Glass?

Energy Efficiency

While planning for window glass installation you should consider energy-saving options. One of the recommended options for power saving is the glass with Low-e coatings. Low-e can resist the heat from coming in or going out. 

Durability

Next, you should consider the durability factor for saving money in the long run. To make a good decision you should consider your environment and how often the glass will face bad weather. However, most of the time tempered or laminated glass can be your ideal choice for durability. 

Privacy

Depending on where your window is located, privacy is an important consideration. In such situations, you can opt for stained glass. Protective films allow you to have a chic appearance and privacy without sacrificing natural light.

Aesthetics

Windows can have a great impact on the look of your house. So, you should select window glass that aligns with the design and architecture of your house. 

Cost

Pricing is a crucial factor when you’re creating a plan for home renovation or construction. So, you should not create a quick solution when selecting a window glass. Take a quote from different vendors of different types of window glass so you can make a good decision according to your budget. 

Frame Material

Some of the popular window frames include vinyl, fiberglass, aluminum, and wood. Vinyl frames are the cheapest to find and maintain, while aluminum frames have a longer lifetime. However, aluminum frames are not good with heat handling. Fiberglass on the other hand is low maintenance and uses less energy, but it can cost more than Vinyl window frames. 

Wood frames that are idealized for window frames can add a classic look to your home. But you will need to properly care for them as they can rot out. 

The material you use on your window frame will decide: 

  • Look of windows 
  • Lifetime of  windows 
  • The energy efficiency of windows 

So, choose wisely when you’re selecting frame material. 

Do You Need Window Glass Installation For Your Home? 

You can find different glasses in the market for your home. However, you should do proper research before making a decision. The glass you select should help you improve the aesthetics of your home, have a long lifetime, and reduce power bills. 

Do you need to know more about glass installation? Feel free to get in touch with NY Glazing Group.

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