Types of Glass Windows

Three Types of Glass Windows for Different Homes

Glass has been used for centuries to provide protection from the environment, whilst allowing light into a particular room or location. With a history dating back to 1500 BC – that’s over 3500 years ago, it should come as quite a surprise to learn that glass hasn’t actually changed much since then. That’s a pretty mind-blowing fact if you think about it, but the truth is that glass is still made in a similar manner and still affords the same types of features.

But one thing that has changed is the way that glass is now used – especially when it comes to affecting the aesthetics of a home. There are several types of glass that may be similar in manufacturer, but differ in style and appearance. What are they, we hear you ask? Rob from Emergency Glass Replacement gives us a closer look at three particularly popular types:

Stained Glass

Stained glass, or as the alternative type is known – leadlight, is a type of glass that possesses a unique colour. The colour is achieved by dying (as was done centuries ago) and laminating (the more modern approach). When most people think of this type of glass they will typically envision churches, or other iconic buildings. In reality, this glass can be used to add a little extra colour to a door frame or set of windows at home.

Double Glazing

This type of glass is the most common within homes – and with its wide availability, it’s very easy for glaziers to address. In fact glass repair with these types of windows can be done in a matter of hours or less in most cases – especially if the problem relates to the glass itself. The purpose of these windows is to offer double the insulation during the winter, as well as twice the strength once framed.

Single Glazing

Although becoming increasingly uncommon, single glazed windows are still frequently installed and provide plenty of functionality. As there’s only one pane, a good glazier should be able to take care of any maintenance without having to remove the frame. They can be somewhat weaker than double glazed windows however, and that may be why they are becoming less and less popular.