If you have started to look into new windows, you may already know what material you want on your Ajax, ON replacement windows. Unfortunately, that is not where your decisions start and end. You’ll have a lot to think over in terms of glass options as well. While there are fillings between the glass to think about, you’ll want to consider the actual glass itself to give you a good basis for insulation in your home.
The Panes Of Glass
There are single, double, and triple panes of glass in most windows. While single pane is only recommended for garages or sheds because it is not energy efficient, it still exists on some older homes. Double and triple pane glass are more expensive, but give you much better insulation and energy efficiency. Double pane glass is standard, but some homeowners add a third pane to protect their homes even further from the elements and maintain a higher level of efficiency.
Car windows can shatter, but they also more often hold together on impact. That’s because they have laminated glass. This benefits a home if the window is broken because there’s no glass to clean up. It’s safer and holds together better. You can also see a reduction in noise compared to double or triple pane windows without this type of glass. You also get more UV ray blockage with laminated glass. If you live near a baseball field or golf course and catch a lot of balls to the windows, it might be a good option for you.
There are some instances in which impact resistance glass is the best choice. This option is perfect for Florida where hurricanes often blow through. It’s not as popular in Ontario, but it is still an option because it works well to prevent break ins since it’s impossible to breach a home’s windows if there is impact glass in place.
If you have windows in certain rooms, like the bathroom, that need privacy, but you still want natural light, obscured glass is a great option. You don’t have to worry about window treatments and you get the style you want on the windows at the same time.
If you have a number of rooms to outfit with Ajax, ON replacement windows, you may not choose the same glass options for all of them. There are options out there and you are able to pick and choose what’s best for every room of your home. If you are ready for some advice from people who really know what they are doing when it comes to replacement windows and glass options overall, contact Brock Doors and Windows Ltd. by calling (800) 449-3808 with your questions about glass. You can also visit us and see glass options in person in our showroom at 2347 Industrial Park Rd Innisfil, ON L9S 3V9. We’re happy to bounce ideas around and see what suits your needs and goals best in every room of your house.