If you are planning to update your home's interior, installing glass is an excellent option. Below are some benefits of installing residential glass, as well as types of glass that can be used for residential properties.
Benefits of Installing Glass
There are many benefits of installing glass in your home, including:
Adds Natural Light
Adding more glass to your home will increase how much natural light you receive in the room. Natural light is beneficial as it can help improve your mood and make you more productive.
More Energy Efficient
Installing residential glass is energy efficient, which can reduce your monthly electric bill. This is because having natural light coming through windows means you will not have to turn on electrical lights as often. New windows will prevent heat and air from getting into your home or escaping out of your home.
Adding residential glass adds to the aesthetics of your home. It can make your home look more elegant. You could add glass walls to a shower enclosure, install new windows, and many more types of glass installations in each room of your home.
Newer glass windows can help block noises that come into your home. This may be noises coming from cars driving past your home, from a neighbor's dog barking all the time, or from kids playing outside near your home. You can choose windows that are triple-paned for even more noise cancellation. Triple-paned windows are also beneficial as they are more energy efficient.
Types of Glass
There are different types of glass you can choose from for your home. There is tempered glass that is cooled rapidly to make it much stronger than traditional glass. This type of glass is most commonly used for windows, shower enclosures, and glass railings.
There is also laminated glass that is made by bonding two or more layers of glass with an interlayer of plastic between each layer. This glass is used for windows, glass doors, and skylights.
There is also insulated glass that is bonding two or more layers of glass that have space in between each layer. The space is filled with gas or air to make the windows much more insulated. This glass is used for both windows and glass doors.
There is Low-E glass which has a coating applied to the glass to reflect the sun's rays. Light can still pass through the window. This helps prevent heat from getting through the window which will make your home more energy efficient. Low-E glass can be used on windows and glass doors.
Talk with a contractor about residential glass installation for more information.