All About Windows: Choosing The Right Glass

Insulated Glass

Are you conflicted as to whether you have made the right decision when installing windows at your home? There are a number of things you need to know about glass before you choose one for your windows.

Choosing the right glass for your window is not only important for the insulation but also the safety of your family. Here are all the factors you need to consider.

Insulated Glass

You can choose between double glazed or triple glazed glass.  This type of glass consists of two or three glass panes separated by some space to reduce the heat transfer, improving insulation. That is why it is known as insulated glass. It helps your house become more energy efficient as energy costs will be reduced.

Annealed GlassFloat/Annealed Glass

This kind of glass is tough, however it breaks into large, jagged shards so it is used mainly for table tops, cabinet doors and basement windows. This is thus a dangerous option to be used in all the household windows, because once broken, they can cause harm to anyone near them.

Laminated Glass

Laminated GlassThis type of glass has a protective layer over it which helps hold it together even after it shatters. The glass is held in place and so cannot cause any damage to the residents. Toughened safety glass is also similar. This breaks into small dice shaped pieces that can protect individuals from getting seriously injured. This is also used in the windshields of cars typically because at time of impact the driver and individual in the passenger seat face a risk of getting hurt by the glass. However, this glass breaks into small less harmful pieces to protect them from getting hurt in the event of a car crash.

What You Need To Look Out For

In conclusion there are four major factors you need to look out for: Sound insulation, Heat Insulation, Light and safety. Luckily for you there is a simplified table on our website which can help you choose the right kind of glass for your windows.

Color Choices

If you are looking for a colored option there are a number of attractive colors for you to choose from, be sure that the color works well with the color scheme of your room, so that it does not look out of place. If however you need additional colors you can always contact Oridow and let them know the color you are looking for.

Our company provides the best quality materials for custom Aluminum windows. Our detailed website provides details about all the variety available for you to choose from. We can help you make the right choice!



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