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Types of Glass for Heat Control

These days, everyone is looking for products that help enhance aesthetics, reduce energy bills and more. At Instrument Glasses, glass manufacturing company in Hertfordshire, we pride ourselves on our extensive knowledge of glass production and how it can best suit your needs.

Read on to discover the best types of glass for heat control this winter.

Reflective Glass

Reflective Glass is a type of heatproof glass that can be used for a wide range of architectural, aesthetic and energy efficiency related applications. A lot of variants of this glass, like AIS’ Sunshield Reflective Glass, combine durability with advanced solar control technology, effectively reducing heat from entering the building for an overall high performance glass product.

You can use reflective glass for helping reduce the glare of the sun and improve the energy efficiency of any home or commercial space. This is possible in products like the Sunshield Reflective Glass due to its solar control properties that curb the amount of glare that passes through the toughened glass. It also has protective qualities with a coating that keeps you safe from the harmful effects of UV radiation. They also provide aesthetically pleasing exteriors for both homes and offices, making it a non-intrusive yet stylish option.

Toughened Glass

Tempered glass is up to five times more heat resistant than standard glass and can withstand temperatures up to a sweltering 250 degrees. This makes it much safer in the event of a fire and is the reason why most high-rise apartments, government buildings, schools and offices have toughened glass windows. Double glazing, which is two panes of glass sandwiched together, can provide even greater heat insulation if you opt for toughened glass, helping you to keep energy bills down during winter.

Tinted Glass

Another type of heatproof glass is tinted glass. This glass absorbs the energy from the sun and controls its radiation. This enables it to cut down on the sun’s heat and gives greater convenience and comfort inside of the building that houses this glass, and also helps in enhancing the aesthetic appeal of its exteriors. Glass companies which make tinted glass, like AIS which has come up with its Tinted Heat-absorbing glass, make it a point to reduce the quantity of heat flowing into the buildings, lessening cooling-load on air-conditioning and saving energy costs.

The Tinted heat-absorbing glass absorbs 30% to 45% of the solar heat incident on the glass surface depending on its tint and thickness. The tinted glass itself is highly flexible in terms of the ways it can be used, so architects and designers try to incorporate new design trends in their building if they are using this type of glass. Tinted glass like AIS’s glass variant protects against glare and allows less visible light transmission which helps in creating a soothing environment while reducing the effects of UV rays.

If you would like more information about the best use of glass to suit your needs, get in touch with our glass manufacturing company in Hertfordshire today.

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