Types of Glasses for Windows

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When we see a window, we see that most of its surface is made of glass, that is why choosing the right glass for a window is the most important factor. Commercial Window repair company in Denver knows this perfectly and that is why they are the most qualified to recommend the best Commercial Glass Replacement. The glass is a material that combines the properties of solid crystals and amorphous liquids but has neither the mechanical rigidity of solids nor the completely random molecular organization of liquids. It is composed essentially of natural minerals (sand, limestone, and soda).

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The main difference between glass and crystal is that objects made of crystal have lead oxide. In addition, while crystal can be found in nature in various forms such as rock crystal or quartz, glass does not, because it is the fruit of the fusion of natural ingredients such as silica, soda or limestone. But let's start by knowing a little bit more about the types of exterior window panes recommended by a qualified Commercial Window repair company in Denver, considering the material with which it is made and the number of layers. If we look at the glass of a window, we can see that some windows are formed by a single crystal, some by two crystals (the clear majority) and some by more than two, although at first glance they may not be seen. So, let's start by reviewing their classification according to the number of glass.

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*Simple or monolithic glass: Simple window glass is the most basic and installed in low-quality windows that do not require insulating or acoustic properties or security. They allow the maximum transfer of energy and sunlight. *Double glass with a camera: is composed of two or more sheets (crystals) separated by an air chamber that is hermetically sealed. The greater the thickness of the crystals the better the thermal and acoustic insulation. Double-glazed windows reduce heat loss due to the space of insulating air between the layers of glass. In addition, it allows the transmission of visible light and solar heat gain. * Double glazing with acoustic treatment: it is a matter of intercalating between two sheets one or more sheets of polyvinyl butyral (PVB) of 1 mm that provides acoustic insulation besides thermal.

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Double security glass or laminate: like the previous one is to add, between the crystals, PVB sheets that provide strength and elasticity. In addition, if the glass breaks, it will do so in small pieces that will stick to the intermediate layers. Double low emissive glazing (low-E): enhances the qualities of a conventional double glazing contributing to energy savings as they achieve a coefficient of insulation comparable to a brick wall of more than 10 inches. For this, they have a layer of pulverized mineral, usually of silver, on one of the faces of the glass that prevents the transmission of energy. Double glazing with solar control: they have a metallic layer that reflects the light of the sun avoiding the heating of the house. Greater thermal insulation is achieved by reflecting the caloric energy, while natural light penetrates without problems.

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Triple and quadruple glazing: you can add more layers of crystals (three, four, five, etc.) that help improve thermal and acoustic properties. They are often used in specific situations. As always, when we are looking to realize a Commercial Glass & Window repair & Commercial Glass Replacement, it is important to first know our needs the and safety; acoustic and thermal insulation requirements; the type of frame and structure of the window; and finally, our budget.

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Summary: When we see a window, we see that most of its surface is made of glass, that is why choosing the right glass for a window is the most important factor.

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