A lot of factors go into your decision on what type of glass to get for your sliding door, such as style, comfort, safety, protection, budget and more. This makes it important to know some of the best glass options so that you are not left with glass that doesn’t suit your needs. For example, you may want to get glass with thermal efficiency when you live in areas where it gets extremely cold or something that protects your furniture and skin from the sun’s rays when it gets really hot. How about something that doesn’t shatter when broken? You might find the best options with the list below:
Textured glass is a highly decorative glass that makes for a very pocket friendly option. It looks great on both doors and windows of your property. This glass type is not only visually appealing, but it also provides a great deal of privacy while allowing in an adequate amount of natural light into the room.
Frosted glass is simply elegant and comes in a variety of design and color options that can transform any living area and leave a lasting impression. Not only do they boost the aesthetic feels of your property, they also provide the same privacy (due to its “frosted” surface that distorts any light coming through) and lighting benefits as textured glass. What’s more, they are coated in an adhesive film that traps heat, making them very thermal efficient, and protects your furniture from the sun’s glare.
3. Laminated Glass
This glass is designed with security in mind. You can enhance your existing security system by having your sliding doors fitted with laminated glass. This glass type is built to prevent burglars from gaining access to your home, and this is because it is very tough and can withstand more impact compared to any traditional window. As much as they are hard to break, they also offer a lot more benefits such as safety (they are shatter-proof), sound reduction, protecting from harsh weather, and longevity.
When you need to maximize thermal efficiency and comfort, then Low-e glass is the best option for you. They have an ultra-thin transparent coating of low emissivity (Low-e) that is highly efficient at reflecting the sun’s rays. These types of glasses are perfect for all kinds of weather conditions and can save you a ton of money on energy bills. They have excellent heat trapping capabilities in the winter and reflect UV rays from the sun’s glare during the summer, while also allowing in more light (saving you a ton on lighting bills as well).
5. Double Glazed
Never has there been a glass type that spectacularly blends elegance and high performance such as double glazed glass (double panned glass). They are made up of two panes (or three for triple glazing) that are separated by a layer of air or gas, which allows high insulation. They are tough, highly energy efficient, sound dampening, secure, and weather resistant.