Glass is more than just about energy efficiency. The best window manufacturers offer many combinations of window glass for everything from sun and noise protection to ensuring your privacy and safety. Described here are some popular glass options that contribute to glass aesthetics.
Obscure door and window glass protects your privacy but allows abundant light to enter a room. Obscure glass is perfect for places like bathrooms and front door entries. A variety of colors and texture patterns are available for a translucent to semi-opaque effect.
Tempered glass is extremely strong and often used for its safety characteristics. Not only is it extra strong but, when it breaks, it breaks into little pebble-like pieces without sharp edges. Tempered glass is ideal for reducing the likelihood of injury in the event of breakage in applications like patio doors, side lights and bathroom enclosures for showers and tubs.
Laminated glass (two or more panes of glass bonded together with a plastic inner layer) is highly effective in reducing noise. It also eliminates 99.9% of ultraviolet rays, providing the highest degree of protection from the sun for your home furnishings. Concerned about excessive outdoor noise? Check into Milgard's® Sound Control Windows.