Most modern homes come with transparent panels for doors and windows. While this helps to create and instill a feeling of space and tranquility, there are certain environmental factors to consider as well.
Double glazing technique
Many homes have shower screens and windows that are double glazed. Such panels are made from two glass panes that are separated by a layer of gas or air. The two panes are then sealed. This helps to create an effective barrier against varying external temperature. As compared to single paneled windows the two layered glass acts as an effective insulator for the interior room environment. The glass comes with a special coating surface that re radiates heat during cold months and prevents heat from coming in from outside in the warmer months. Double glazing is an effective technique that helps homes in extreme weather to conserve energy. Today it is an effective technique used for modern home constructions across the world.
Different glass options
When it comes to pool windows these are often frameless and sturdy but need not be double glazed. On the contrary, glass doors and windows of a home benefit from double glazing. The glass used could be plain or decorative and come with a gas filling that has low emission levels. Such a glass will have a metallic layer that is invisible and has special coating or glazing as per the kind of climate where it is used. High solar gain glass is a category that is in use in areas that experience cool summers with extreme winters. This kind of glass is ideal to increase heat inside homes and to reduce heat loss. Moderate solar gain glass allows a small amount of heat to enter without reducing light intensity. This is ideal for areas with mild winters and summers. In case of low solar gain glass the highest protection is obtained from UV rays of the sun.
If you are planning to redo glass panels in your home it would be best to get the right kind of double glazing as per the climate you live in. You can consult with your home contractor to know the kind of double glazing that would work for your home. It would certainly help enhance energy saving aspects in your home. It would help to keep in the cool of your air conditioning systems during the summer months. At the same time, rooms will stay warmer during the winter months. This will reduce the need for extensive room heating or radiator systems which in turn will reduce energy costs.