Tinted glass has a wide variety of uses, from cars and the home to towering skyscrapers. These panels of glass have the advantage of allowing light in without compromising the privacy of the occupants.
What is tinted glass?
The term tinted glass applies to any glass that has been treated using a material such as a coating or film to reduce the amount of light transmitted through it.
Glass can be tinted using a variety of different materials that reflect or block different types of light and can be dictated by the preferences of the home or building owner.
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Uses of tinted glass
One of the most common uses for tinted glass is the windows of cars. Almost every vehicle is installed with a glass windscreen that is tinted at the top to minimise solar glare when the sun is at a low point in the sky.
Some vehicles come with additional tinted glass windows already installed, while some drivers choose to tint the windows of their car as a modification. This provides increased privacy for the occupants of the car and reduces heat build-up when the car is parked in the open. It is important to abide by the law when it comes to tinted glass windows in cars, as some windows cannot be tinted. These rules are in place so that the police can identify the passengers and driver of a car and to provide motorists with enough transparency through their windows to see hazards.
Another popular use of windows with tinted glass is in commercial buildings and homes.
The tinting of glass in residential buildings is much easier to carry out than automotive tinting. Tinting can even be conducted by the homeowner themselves; however, a specialist double glazing Gloucester company will have the relevant expertise.
Installing tinted glass in your home has many practical purposes; for example, it limits the amount of ultraviolet light transmitted through windows, which leads to the fading of carpet and furniture. Tinting also limits heat gain inside your home by reflecting energy from solar heat, which keeps your home comfortable and cool in summer. In skyscrapers, tinted windows add an attractive and uniform appearance.