TINTED GLASS

Glass is available in a number of tints that absorb a portion of the solar heat and block daylight. Tinting changes the color of the window and can increase visual privacy. The primary uses for tinted glass are reducing glare from the bright outdoors and reducing the amount of solar energy transmitted through the glass. The most common colors are neutral bronze, gray, dark gray, green, blue, and blue/green The color density is a function of thickness, as the glass gets thicker the density of the color increases, and the amount of light transmittance decreases. Because tinted glass reduces the amount of light transmitted, it also absorbs some of that solar energy, called heat absorption. This added heat causes thermal stress which may affect the glass and can cause it to break if it is not tempered.

usually used in household windows, Balcony Rails, Table Tops, etc… etc…

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