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Tinted Glass


Enhancing Home Comfort with Tinted Glass in Double Glazed Units

Tinted glass is increasingly favored for its dual capacity to decrease heat gain and carbon footprints while slightly reducing light transmission. Advanced options like low-e or spectrally selective tinted glass offer superior performance by minimizing solar heat gain more than traditional bronze or gray tints but with better light transmittance similar to clear glass. These features hardly affect the U-factor but considerably decrease solar heat, which can reduce air conditioning needs during summer. This type of glass is especially effective for managing glare in windows facing east or northeast, converting incoming light to a gentle glow.

Benefits of Tinted Glass:

  • Reduces Glare: Provides a more comfortable visual experience.

  • Privacy: Maintains privacy during daylight hours.

  • Stylish Look: Enhances the building's exterior with a designer appearance and low reflectance.

  • Solar Heat Control: Lowers heat transmission by 30-50% compared to clear float glass.

  • Boosts Property Value: Increases the appeal and value of the property.

  • Protects Against UV: Lessens UV and visible light transmission, protecting interior decor from fading.

In double glazed windows and doors, particularly those featuring UPVC and manufactured in Sydney, tinted glass significantly enhances indoor comfort by absorbing and dissipating solar heat. It's an ideal substitute for low-e glass when tint color is a key aspect of the architectural design.

Installation Tips:

The tint's intensity depends on the glass's thickness; thicker glass results in a deeper color and greater heat absorption, raising the potential for thermal breakage. Thus, using toughened or heat-strengthened glass is advisable to ensure the double glazed windows and doors have a prolonged service life.