Glass should be selected on the basis of thermal insulation requirement (climatic condition), sound insulation requirement (surrounding environment condition) and safety requirement. Greenplast windows and doors can accommodate any type of glass as desired and required as per the clients requirements. Following are the type of glasses which can be selected.
FLOAT ANNEALED GLASS:
Annealed glass is the most common glass used in windows. Annealed glass is also known as a standard sheet of float glass. Standard float glass which is generally used in Windows where there is not much requirement of thermal / Sound / Safety.
These are standard float glass but pigmented in various colors in order to typically absorb solar radiation. Tinted glass takes care to a smaller extent of thermal insulation and to large extent of solar radiation.
REFLECTIVE FLOAT GLASS:
These are float glass with metallic coating thus helping to reflect back the solar radiation thus taking care of thermal insulation better than tinted glass and also solar radiation. Further since it reflects the light in the day time it ensures minimum visibility from the outside.
TEMPERED / TOUGHENED GLASS:
Toughened or tempered glass is a type of safety glass processed by controlled thermal or chemical treatments to increase its strength compared with normal glass. These are float glass which have been tempered under very high temperature, thus making them FIVE times stronger than the normal float glass. Tempering creates balanced internal stresses which cause the glass, when broken, to crumble into small granular chunks instead of splintering into jagged shards. The granular chunks are less likely to cause injury.