Modern architecture uses glass as a material for making windows, doors, and even whole wall units. The quality of our life is determined by the standard of natural light in our houses and offices. Transparent glass does not provide sufficient protection against excessive ultraviolet rays and heat built up in our premises.
The basic solution used in solar control glazing is tinted glass formed in mass during the process of melting in the glassworks. Blue, brown, charcoal grey, or green colours strongly absorb a big part of spectrum and 50 % of solar energy. The effectiveness of absorption glass depends on its colour and thickness.
The application of reflective coating on glazing is a more advanced solution, which is ideal for those who are looking for innovation and performance. The reflective coating is applied directly to glass during the process of manufacturing. The role of the coating is both to reflect visual glare and solar heat. Solar control glazing in various colours, apart from being functional, is often used for aesthetic purposes of a building or its surroundings ( the mirror effect).
Presently, advanced architectural glass enables the application of designs with selected colours and properties of coated glass. These solutions provide optimal parameters of energy transmission, together with the anesthetic appearance of a building. The companies which produce this glass use advanced technologies of coating, which results in a versatile offer of glass products.
The range of modern glass products has been designed for the purpose of providing different levels of solar protection of different buildings and climatic conditions. The solar control glass has been divided into three groups. Each of them has different properties, a different level of light and energy transmission, and also a varied appearance.
These glass products limit the uncomfortable effects of excess solar heat, letting in at the same time, a maximum of natural light.