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Glazing: 6 Ways Architectural Projects Benefit

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Glazing 6 Ways Architectural Projects Benefit

Ah, glazing – the favoured friend for fighting the cold of winter. You’ve likely heard of double-glazed windows. But what other kinds of glazing are there? What value does glazing add to your windows? And why should you consider glazed glass in your own home?

In this article, we discuss the four types of architectural glazing and their benefits, as well as what you can expect to pay for glazed windows.

What is Window Glazing?

Simply put, window glazing is adding a layer of either film or an additional layer of glass to a primary sheet of glass for the purposes of insulation and sound protection. Glazing comes in a variety of forms, each with its own benefits and price point.

What is the Value of Glazing? Top 5 Advantages & Benefits of Glazing

What is the Value of Glazing? Top 5 Advantages & Benefits of Glazing

1. Noise Reduction

Neighbourhoods can be noisy. Whether it’s the dog down the road that’s barking at 5 am or your neighbour across the street who has decided to throw a party when you had plans for a chilled night in – there’s always something going on. That’s where double glazed windows come in. Not only do glazed windows help keep external noises and distractions out, but they also provide a sound barrier for any noises you could be making within your own home.

2. Security

Breaking a non-glazed window is incredibly easy, so adding a layer of glazing to your windows will up their level of security quite significantly. Glazing makes windows more secure not just in terms of preventing intruders, but also lowering their ability to shatter, making broken windows less dangerous to young children.

3. Insulation

The most significant and probably the number one reason why anyone would choose to glaze their windows is insulation. Insulation works throughout the year, providing an extra layer of heat during the cold of winter by limiting the amount of cold air that can enter a space. And in the summer months, insulation keeps the heat at bay, making your space noticeably cooler.

4. Energy Efficiency

Because insulation helps regulate the temperatures experienced within a space throughout the year, homeowners with glazed windows end up spending less on electricity for central heating and cooling. Thus, glazed windows are the practical choice for lowering your carbon footprint and saving energy.

5. Increasing Property Value

The green qualities and eco-friendly aspects of buildings and homes are becoming more and more important in determining their resale value. So if you’ve installed glazed windows of any kind you can expect this to significantly increase the value of your home when you decide to sell one day.

What are the Types of Glass Suitable for Architectural Glazing?

What are the Types of Glass Suitable for Architectural Glazing?

Aluminium Glass

Aluminium windows have been around long enough to prove they’re not going out of style. And their glazing capabilities are yet another reason to choose these frames for your space. There are two ways to go about glazing aluminium windows:

Pre-existing aluminium windows:

Already have aluminium windows installed in your home? No problem! Add a layer of modern solar film to your windows to block out up to 55% of outdoor heat.

Installing new aluminium windows:

If you’re already in the process of upgrading your home with aluminium windows, consider installing double glazed windows.

Tinted Float Glass

Float glass is made by floating molten glass on a bed of molten tin metal. And tinted float glass is made in the same way, although metal oxides are added to the float glass during the manufacturing process. These oxides are responsible for the colours present in the tinted end result.

Depending on sheet thickness and tint colour, tinted float glass can reduce between 30% and 45% of solar radiation and heat experienced inside the home.

Tempered Glass

Stronger than the majority of other glass forms, tempered glass has the additional benefit of providing insulation. In fact, the thicker the tempered glass, the more insulation it provides, and it’s said to be five times more heat resistant than standard window glass.

Laminated Glass

Much like tempered glass, laminated glass is purposed primarily for improving safety. However, an added and favourable feature is that it provides insulation. Laminated glass is such a reliable source of insulation that it can significantly decrease the costs involved in heating and cooling your home.

3 Benefits of Commercial Glazing

3 Benefits of Commercial Glazing

Commercial glazing is favourable for a variety of reasons. We believe the following to be the top three:

  • Increased natural light
  • Thermal insulation
  • Reduced reliance on central heating and cooling

3 Benefits of Residential Glazing

Likewise, there are many reasons why homeowners and residential architects might opt for window glazing. Our top three are:

  • Energy cost savings
  • Increased safety and security
  • Improved insulation, especially throughout the winter months

Glazing Prices

The amount you should budget for your window glazing needs depends on a number of things like the type of window you’re wanting to glaze, the type of glazing you want, whether you’re wanting to install an entirely new set of windows or you’re wanting to add glazing to existing windows, etc.

Get in touch with our expert team at Inso Aluminium today, and we’ll help you get starting on your window glazing journey.

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Mike Moore

Mike Moore

Mike Moore is a Director at Inso Architectural Solutions