Type of Window Glazing Explained

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An Overview Of Different Types Of Window Glazing

Replacement window ‘glazing’ actually comes from the Middle English for ‘glass’, which is a piece of a wall or window that is made up of glass.  Glazing is mounted in the window with the assistance of glazing putty and a frame that supports the glass and hold it in place.

Windows are not only meant to boost the overall aesthetic appeal of your home, but they are a vital component of your home’s insulation system. The insulation properties of windows are typically influenced by the use of specific types of panes and tints and several other factors and homeowners should know about these specifics so as to be able to make appropriate choices. Homeowners who are looking to invest in replacement windows should consider the glazing options while deciding what suits them the most.

Heat Mirror: Triple-pane windows ensure a high degree of insulation, but they may not be your best choice because of their bulky appeal. Windows that come with Heat Mirror glazing ensure the same intensity of insulation as triple-pane windows, but are lightweight options that consume lesser space. The glazing is created by inserting the heat mirror and multiple layers of Low-E coatings between two glass panes. Additionally, certain gases or combinations are introduced into the space between the panes, which further boost the panes’ efficiency and insulating capacity.

Low-E: Panes that come with low-E or low emissivity glazing are layered with metallic oxide that restricts the penetration of ultraviolet and infrared rays through the glass while allowing for an uncompromising transmission of the visible light. Interestingly, low-E glass panes can be coated differently in different seasons to address seasonal weather demands. For example, homes located in warm regions need windows that can reflect most of the sun-rays and the panes can be coated accordingly. During winter, when you will need more sun-rays to enter your home, you may get your windows coated appropriately to serve this purpose. If you invest in low-E glass options, you will actually take a step to reduce your utility bills in the long run.

Thermopane: Thermopane glazing works well with double-pane and triple-pane windows. The glazing is created by the introduction of air as well as special gases such as krypton and argon between the glass panes. These gases demonstrate extraordinary insulating capability as they are poor conductors of heat. Windows with Thermopane glazing are noted for their rugged durability and their ability to help homeowners reduce their carbon footprint.

You have to admit that beautiful, energy-efficient windows boost your home’s curb appeal while enhancing its resale value and allowing you to cut down on your heating and cooling costs. If you have been struggling to pay your utility bills, consider installing replacement windows that come with a specific glazing option to address your specific need.

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