The easiest way to replace a broken glass?
First, let's get to know the types of glass
Usually, smooth and colorless, glass is commonly used in homes, for example for glazing windows. Currently, the term rolled glass is used less and less in trade, because the production of almost all types of glass is based on the technology of forming flat glass on the surface of liquid tin by the float method. The resulting float glass is flatter and less deformed than that previously produced using the glass sheet drawing method.. This method is still used in the production of lower quality glass, also known as horticultural glass.
Float glass can be of different thickness, from 2 do 25 mm. Three thicknesses are usually used for domestic purposes: 3 mm. for inserting small windows and framing pictures 4 mm for inserting about 1 m2 of glass and for making small shelves, and 6 mm for inserting glass with an area of approx. 2 m2. Panes of thickness are usually used for glazing large windows and making table tops 10 mm.
The disadvantage of ordinary glass is that it is prone to breakage. If we want to use glass in places, where there is such a risk, safety glass must be used, which is available in three types of reinforced glass (hardened), anti-burglary and reinforced.
Tempered glass is produced in the process of heat treatment and after breaking it does not break into narrow pieces with sharp edges, but little crystals. They have long been used in the production of car windows. Its downside is this, that after hardening it cannot be cut or drilled into it. That is why we have to order right-sized glass right away.
Anti-burglary glass is made of two sheets of ordinary glass, between which there is a layer of plastic. They can be freely cut. Plastic causes, that the glass does not disintegrate after breaking and protects the room.
Wired glass has a mesh made of steel wire inside, which causes, that when broken, the glass does not break into pieces. This type of glass is no more impact resistant than ordinary glass, but the wire mesh keeps objects from getting inside. The main advantage, however, is this, that it protects against fire, for an hour and therefore are used for glazing doors in places, where there is a fire hazard. Such panes can be both transparent, and matte.
The glass can also have a patterned surface. It is formed in the rolling process and gives the pane an interesting texture. It comes in many colors, usually amber glass is found, green and blue. Patterned glass is used for decorative purposes, while giving a sense of privacy. It is recommended for glazing bathroom doors and windows, as well as shower cabins.
To obtain interesting effects, you can also use stained glass or glass subjected to various types of processing. So let's take a look at the glass factories. Let's especially look at light stained glass panes, available in various sizes, perfect for glazing round windows.
If we suffer from too much light, it is worth considering installing solar absorbing glazing. Such panes are tinted or have a transparent one, metallic coating. They are also available as wired glass
anti-theft. Glass has been produced recently, which transmits solar heat into the building interior, but does not allow it to escape to the outside, it has semi-permeable properties.
There is also a specific type of reflective glass readily available on the market, which scatters the light rays. It has a light texture on the surface, characterized by the ability to scatter these rays, reflecting off the glass. Panes made of such glass are intended for framing works of art then, when reflected light is interfering with the picture.
Patterned glass – when you order a pane, you must first specify its height, and then the width may turn out differently , pattern is running in the wrong direction.