Laminated glass is a type of safety glass designed to remain intact even after impact. Rather than shattering and sending glass shards everywhere, a glass with this technology will “spider web” crack instead, holding the glass in place. Below, we take a deeper look at the anatomy of tinted laminated glass and why it’s a smart choice for homeowners.
How it Works
In contrast to old-fashioned single pane glass, tinted laminated glass is constructed with three layers, helping it to provide superior strength. The two exterior layers of glass sandwich an interior panel of Polyvinyl Butyral (PVB) or Ethylene-vinyl Acetate (EVA) – or, in plain terms a chemically designed, plastic bonding agent that holds the two panes of glass together even after suffering an immense impact. This bonding agent also allows the glass to have a little more give and movement in it to help prevent it from breaking.
Benefits of Tinted Laminated Glass Windows
Homeowners should strongly consider tinted laminated glass windows. They provide incomparable superior safety and energy efficiency in comparison to monolithic glass windows (or single pane glass). The technology and structural design prevent windows from shattering, which has proven to be a huge benefit for those who are subject to experiencing strong winds from hurricanes, storms, and tornadoes. Laminated glass is also exceptional at thwarting intruders, as it proves nearly unbreakable.
The other huge benefit of laminated glass windows in the home is the maximization of electrical efficiency. As a result of the tinting, this glass blocks out 99% of ultraviolet rays, absorbing light and preventing excess heat from entering the room. The tinted windows are also filled with argon gas, which reflects heat from the outdoors and assists in regulating the temperature within your home. In summation; more efficient windows lead to higher savings.
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Tinted laminated glass is nearly indistinguishable from its inferior counterparts to the untrained eye. Homeowners should we be wary of any window installation company that does not at least advise the selection of laminated windows as they undisputedly provide superior protection from exterior threats. Installation of laminated glass windows must be done so with expert precision and knowledge, as poor installation can negate energy efficiency benefits and cause damage to the windows themselves.
ARMORVUE Window & Door offers an incredible selection of tinted laminated glass windows in addition to premier installation services. All windows are Energy Star certified and guaranteed to be high-quality and durable – all while providing incredible aesthetic. Our crew has a remarkable 60 years of combined experience in the door and window industry, and we guarantee exceptional work from start to finish. All tinted laminated glass windows are protected by a lifetime guarantee, meaning you can feel confident knowing you’re getting the absolute best product available anywhere.
If you’re ready to make your home safer and more energy efficient, give us a call and speak with one of our experienced professionals today – or fill out our online inquiry form to receive a quote and consultation!