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TYPES OF GLASS

Glass comes in many styles and shapes. While the SRP glass restoration system works on nearly all types of glass, knowing what you are working on is vital to accurate bidding and insuring customer satisfaction.
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FLOAT GLASS

A commercial method of manufacturing glass in which
molten glass is fed into a float bath of molten tin.
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LAMINATED GLASS

A type of safety glass that has a layer of plastic
bonded between layers of glass. Laminated glass is
used mainly for windshields.
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ANNEALED GLASS

Glass that has been heated then cooled to make the
glass less brittle.
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TEMPERED GLASS

A strong, break-resistant type of safety glass that, if
broken, shatters into small granular pieces.

WINDOW TYPES

There are several types of glass and plastic windows.  Know which type you’re working on and understand how your process may improve each one.
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SINGLE PANED

Windows with just one layer of glass. This type of
window offers little protection against heat and cold.
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DOUBLE PANE INSULATED

Windows which have a layer of inert gas sealed
between inner and outer panes. The gas that is
typically used in this type of window is either argon
or krypton. The gas is a poor thermal conductor,
so it slows the passage of heat through the glass,
eliminating the need for storm windows. Most new
windows sold today are dual pane.
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TRIPLED

Windows which seal two layers of gas within three
panes of glass. This type of window is generally used
in the northern climates and is also installed in homes
near highways to help reduce noise. These windows
tend to be more expensive because of the extra piece
of glass, which also makes the sash very thick and
heavy.
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LOW E

Low-E stands for Low-Emissivity coating, which is
an invisible layer of metallic oxide that reduces the
amount of heat that passes through the glass. The
majority of windows sold today offer this type of
coating. You can find this glass in:
Double Hung, Casement, Sliding, Awning, Hopper
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