Tinted glass decreases the amount of UV, visible light and heat that passes through your windows.
Minimise fading of your furnishings, carpets, curtains and artwork,
and enjoy a living environment that's more comfortable - all year round.
Tinted glass is produced by adding metal oxides during manufacturing, reducing glare from the bright outdoors and decreasing the amount of solar heat transmitted through the glass. The most commonly used tints are grey, bronze, green and blue, however you can choose almost any colour you want.
Low-emissivity (low-e) glass
Glass with an almost invisible coating contained on the inside pane of an insulated glass unit (IGU). This coating lets the sun’s light and energy into your home and reflects heat back indoors, forming a shield against the cold. In warmer climates low-e glass can be used to keep the heat out.
The thermal resistance of the total window system (including glass, spacer and joinery type). The higher the R-value, the less heat that is lost through the system and the better the insulation.
The ratio of total solar heat gain through a particular glass type compared to the total heat gain through 3mm clear glass. The lower the shading co-efficient, the more the glass restricts the transfer of solar heat.
Visible light transmission
The percentage of visible light transmitted through the glass. The higher the VLT, the more natural light enters the room.
A noble gas used inside a double or triple glazed unit. It restricts the transfer of heat and provides greater insulation.