About Glass Types

What Do You Need To Know About Glass For Windows?

A quality window is mainly made of window frame and glass, hardware and sealing system. Window frame are usually made of thermally broken aluminum or solid woo. Besides window frame, glass plays an key part as they make up 75% of the window area.

The General Knowledge Of Glass For Windows

Modern windows are usually installed with fully tempered glass as they are with great security.  Double pane with thickness of 5 or 6 mm, with the spacer of 6, 9 or 12 or 15 mm to separate them and form the insulating glass units ( IGU). You might be curious to what glass type is good for your windows. Here are some general glass types.

Clear Glass

In most cases, clear glass is frequently used for windows and doors. Clear glass is almost transparent, inviting more light into the rooms and making them brighter and modern.

Frosted Glass

Frosted glass is not so clear. It provide more privacy for places like bathroom or bedrooms.

Carved Glass

Carved glass is glass with some graphic pattern to make the window more unique and stylish. The design of the pattern depends on the manufacturing ability of the windows suppliers.

Stained Glass

Stained glass if usually for church windows to feature the colorful glazing with church elements.

Laminated Glass

Laminated glass are two glass pane conjure with a pvb to make them stronger and withstand more extreme climates.

The Certified Glass

There are two main type of certified glass: SGCC and IGCC. SGCC is short for Safety Glazing Certification Council, which is certified for safety glass. IGCC is stand for Insulating Glass Certification Council, which is certified for insulating glass.

How Do I choose glass specification?    

To select proper glass specification for your windows and doors, a lot of elements need t to be considered, such as local climate, building codes and energy requirements. China WDMA window experts would like to provide a helpful hand at your glass questions. You could reach us at www.wdma.com.cn.