7 varieties of Glass Replacement Options

Glass Replacement for Home

Glass replacement is a crucial aspect of maintaining the integrity and aesthetics of your property. Whether you’re upgrading your windows, doors, or other glass fixtures, selecting the right type of replacement glass is extremely important. At Archer Glass, we understand the importance of choosing the correct glass replacement option and strive to inform our clients on the diverse range of glass options available for replacement projects.

Types of Glass for Replacement

When it comes to glass replacement, it’s crucial to understand that each project is unique, and therefore, a one-size-fits-all approach won’t always work. The diversity in glass options caters to a wide range of people’s needs and preferences, ensuring that every Glass replacement is met with a solution that aligns perfectly with its specific requirements including compliance with the Australian Glazing Code AS1288 2021.

Tempered / Toughened Glass

Toughened safety glass is a popular choice for replacement due to its durability and safety features. This type of glass undergoes a specialised heating and cooling process, making it stronger than standard glass. It is ideal for areas requiring extra protection against human impact, such as doors sidelights, stairwells, bathrooms, and windows in high-traffic areas.

Laminated Glass

Laminated safety glass consists of multiple layers bonded together with an interlayer, typically made of polyvinyl butyral (PVB). This construction gives laminated glass enhanced strength and resilience as well as 99% UV protection. It is commonly used in replacement projects (like toughened glass) where safety and security are paramount, such as storefronts etc. Also, skylights / sloped roof glazing where the glass is tempered or heatsoaked before the laminating process so it can withhold the weight of a person.

Insulated Glass Units

Insulated glass units (IGUs) are two or more panes of glass separated by a spacer and sealed to create a hermetically sealed space filled with air or gas. Insulated Glass Units offer superior thermal insulation, making them ideal for replacement windows and doors in energy-efficient buildings. They also provide excellent sound insulation for properties, reducing noise transmission from the outside environment. toughened and laminated or tinted/low-E glass can also be used to deliver the required outcomes and compliance requirements.

Specialty Glass Options

In addition to the standard replacement glass types commonly used in residential and commercial settings, there are also specialty glass options tailored to meet specific requirements and preferences. These specialised glass solutions offer unique features and functionalities that address a wide range of needs, ranging from enhanced safety and security to improved energy efficiency and aesthetic appeal.

Low-E Glass

Low-emissivity (low-E) glass is coated with a thin, transparent layer of metallic oxide that reflects heat while allowing visible light to pass through. This coating helps regulate indoor temperatures by minimising heat transfer, making it an excellent choice for replacement windows in climates with extreme temperatures. Low-E can also be toughened and or laminated.

Obscure Glass

Obscure glass, also known as frosted or patterned glass, offers privacy while still allowing natural light to filter through. It is often used in replacement doors and windows in bathrooms, entryways, and other areas where privacy is desired without sacrificing aesthetics.

Tinted Glass

Tinted glass is treated with a film or coating that reduces glare and blocks UV rays while maintaining visibility. It is commonly used in replacement windows and doors to improve comfort and energy efficiency by reducing heat gain and protecting interior furnishings from sun damage.

Contact Archer Glass

Selecting the right type of glass for replacement is essential to ensure the safety, functionality, and aesthetic appeal of your property. By understanding the variety of glass options available and considering the benefits that each glass replacement option can have, you can make informed decisions that enhance the value and comfort of your home or business. At Archer Glass, we are dedicated to providing expert guidance and top-quality glass replacement services tailored to your unique needs and requirements. While still complying with AS1288 2021. Contact us today on 07 3276 8222 or sales@archerglass.com to discuss which of our comprehensive range of glass replacement solutions is for you!