While choosing a new window, it is important to think about the type of window glass.


There are various windows glass types to choose from, and all come with their own unique properties.


In this article, we will be taking a look at all the types of window glass available, so that you can make correct decision on the glass, which will be most suitable for your home.

Laminated Safety Glass

  • Laminated safety glass is the best option for security purpose and considered as one of the strongest glass.
  • In order to create strong panel of glass, a layer of polyvinyl butyric is created by fusing two panes using a high level of heat and pressure.
  • Laminated glass is also used in car windshields as it will provide maximum protection in the face of an accident. It can also be used as a structural glass and used in the construction of glass railings, glass floors, skylights, roofs, sunspaces, curtain walls, glass facades, etc.
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Obscured Glass

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  • Obscure glass is textured glass designed to separate spaces and “obscure” visibility between the spaces. Such glass is used to provide privacy while still allowing light to flow into a space, and is often found in homes and offices.
  • Most commonly used in bathrooms as well as in offices, it provides you with privacy but at the same time, still allows natural light to flood into your home.

Tinted Glass

  • Tinting changes the color of the window and can increase visual privacy. The primary uses for tinted glass are reducing glare from the bright outdoors and reducing the amount of solar energy transmitted through the glass.
  • The advantages are of tinted glass are they are energy efficient, used for sun protection, increase privacy and security and last but not the least they have low maintenance.
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Float Glass

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  • Float glass owes its unique name to the process by which it is manufactured wherein the molten glass is introduced into a bath of molten tin, causing the glass to float freely.
  • Float glass is used for smaller windows in domestic housing. Glass is used for windows for both aesthetic and functional purposes, allowing the occupants to see out and at the same time allowing light in.
  • Its main qualities are transparency and hardness. The glass is distinguished from other materials by various characteristics: it is not porous or absorbent, it is great insulator, has low expansion and thermal conductivity, it supports pressures from 5.800 to 10.800 kg per cm2.

Tempered Glass

  • Tempered glass is about four times stronger than “ordinary,” or annealed, glass. And unlike annealed glass, which can shatter into jagged shards when broken, tempered glass fractures into small, relatively harmless pieces. As a result, tempered glass is used in those environments where human safety is an issue.
  • Tempered glass is used for its safety and strength in a variety of applications, including passenger vehicle windows, shower doors, aquariums, architectural glass doors and tables, refrigerator trays, mobile phone screen protectors, bulletproof glass components, diving masks, and plates and cookware.
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Mirrored Glass

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  • It is glass that has been treated with a metallic substance and offers mirror-like properties. The phrase mirrored glass can apply to products made specifically to serve as mirrors as well as glass that is reflective but made for architectural or decorative purposes, such as facades or table tops.

Typical applications include:

  • Observation applications (supermarkets, security zones, conference rooms with cameras)
  • Exterior and interior design, particularly for display integration

Wired Glass

  • Wired glass typically has a grid size of around 12.5mm and is used as a low-cost fire resistant glass in which the wire holds the glass in place if high temperature causes it to break. It can also be used for security reasons, or in areas where impact is likely and it is commonly found in doors and windows.
  • It is used in partitions and windows of, public buildings, schools, hotels, and institutions. Usually, wired glass is used in windows of routes to the fire escape, this helps in increasing the time required for evacuation people in a situation of fire or other emergencies.
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Low-E Glass

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  • Low-E glass refers to glass with a low-emissivity coating. It reduces heat gain or loss by reflecting long-wave infrared energy (heat) and therefore, decreases the U-value and solar heat gain, and in doing so, improves the energy efficiency of the glazing.
  • Low E Windows Reduce Energy Costs. Low E applied to windows helps block infrared light from penetrating the glass from the outside.
  • Low E Windows Reduce Destructive UV Rays. These coatings help reduce ultraviolet (UV) light.
  • Low E Windows Do Not Block All Natural Light.

Insulated Glass

  • Insulating Glass Units (IGUs) are designed to provide thermal insulation for building envelopes. They are used to reduce building heat loss and heat gain depending on the climate and IGU combination.
  • Insulated glass is one of the common types of glass often called double glazing or triple glazing.
  • There are usually two or three panes of glass, along with argon gas being in the spaces between. Condensation is prevented from forming within the panes of glass by using a desiccant component – but this doesn’t stop condensation forming on the outside.
  • Insulating Glass Units retain much more heat in a room during winter reducing heat loss and saving energy.


The Benefits of IGUs :

  • Reduce heat loss.
  • Save energy.
  • Reduce condensation.
  • Increase comfort.
  • Reduce noise.
  • Reduce heat gain.
  • Reduce glare.
  • Reduce fading.
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Our glass window and door solutions!

We specialize in providing a wide range of options to elevate your spaces, from frameless glass windows to stained glass panels. Our expertise extends to crafting custom frameless glass window seats, ensuring both comfort and style. Whether you’re looking to enhance your garden shed with a new glass window or replace existing shed window glass, we have you covered. Our inventory includes various window glass types to meet your specific needs, from standard replacements to specialty designs. Our team is dedicated to delivering top-notch products and services, including frameless glass roofs and seats, tailored to your preferences. Discover the beauty and functionality of frameless glass solutions for your home or business with us today!


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For homes, good window glass options include Low-E glass for energy efficiency, tempered glass for safety, and double or triple pane glass for enhanced insulation and noise reduction.

While there are no truly “unbreakable” windows, materials like polycarbonate and acrylic glass offer high resistance to breakage and are commonly used in applications prioritizing safety and security.

The cost of a standard glass window can vary widely depending on factors such as size, type of glass, frame material, and any additional features or customization options.

The best type of glass for a window depends on factors such as energy efficiency, safety, and privacy. Options like Low-E glass for energy efficiency, tempered glass for safety, and double or triple pane glass for insulation are commonly chosen for residential windows.

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