Choosing Your Window Glazing
– Choose between single, double or triple glazing?
– Selecting the right glass
– Adding an adhesive film on your windows
– Choosing secure glass for your windows
The choice of glazing for your windows is essential for their level of insulation (double glazing), their resistance (reinforced glass), their style (colored glass) and the privacy of your home (opaque glass). This post will guide you in the choice of the glazing best suited to your windows.
It is above all the geographical location of your home, the orientation of your room and the noise level that determine the type of glazing best suited to your future windows. Here is an overview of the types of glazing available on the market.
Choose between single, double or triple glazing?
The number of panes of glass is an essential point for sound and heat insulation. Single glazing is almost no longer installed because of its poor performance, but can be supplemented with overglazing to improve its qualities.
Today, double glazing offers the best sound and heat insulation for standard or custom-made windows.
You can go even further by opting for triple glazing, especially used in passive houses with reinforced insulation.
Selecting the right glass
There are many different types of glass for your windows with different technical qualities to choose from according to your needs.
Pay attention to the certification that helps you select quality glass. It allows you to know the resistance and safety level of insulating, laminated and tempered glass.
Resistance and safety
Your windows are on the first floor and you want glass that will limit the risk of break-ins? You can opt for laminated or tempered glass that offers increased impact resistance. Another option is wired glass, which does not prevent glass breakage, but does prevent a potential burglar from getting through its grid.
Some glass allows you to either color or opaque your windows for more privacy inside your home. Be careful, however, they should not prevent light from entering.
New intelligent lenses are less common and often more expensive, they have started to appear on the market. They are self-cleaning, opacifying, with integrated blinds, etc., and they use new technologies to make your windows more comfortable and efficient.
And for a 2-in-1 window, you can also opt for solar glazing, which not only insulates your home, but also produces hot water thanks to its solar collectors.
Adding adhesive film to your windows
Whether to improve thermal properties, security, privacy or just for a decorative effect at a lower cost, it is possible to add an adhesive film on your windows.
If you want to counteract the harmful effects of the sun, two films can be installed: the first one blocks UV rays while the second one prevents bad reflections.
Different adhesive films prevent the view from outside while letting the inhabitants enjoy the view. Discover the window films that will help you enhance your privacy.
Films can also be used to increase the safety of your windows. Although they are less effective than reinforced glass, they offer an interesting price/quality ratio.
Finally, you can use window films simply to decorate and customize your windows.
Choosing secure glass for your windows
Windows are a point of entry in the event of a break-in, and shutters are not always sufficient to prevent an intrusion. That’s why it may be worth investing in reinforced, burglar-proof glazing.
Our very next publication will cover security and decorative films. Stay posted and remember to leave your comments in the section below.