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.
A commercial method of manufacturing glass in which molten glass is fed into a float bath of molten tin.
A type of safety glass that has a layer of plastic bonded between layers of glass. Laminated glass is
used mainly for windshields.
Glass that has been heated then cooled to make the glass less brittle.
A strong, break-resistant type of safety glass that, if broken, shatters into small granular pieces.
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.
Windows with just one layer of glass. This type of window offers little protection against heat and cold.
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.
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.
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