Which Glass is right for you?
Things to look at:
Interior or exterior?
Whether it’s a door, window or decoration, a major thing that has to be taken into account when glass shopping is where the glass is going to be displayed? Will it be dealing with the outdoor elements like rain, sun, wind and nature? You might need a stronger glass to withstand it.
How much direct human contact?
Is this glass that is going to be touched on a regular basis? When glass breaks it is of course very sharp and could severely hurt someone who comes in contact with it. Having a glass that is safe, like tempered glass, could be a safer option for worst case scenarios due to its stronger and safe-shattering qualities.
How much weight is being put on it?
Will this be a weight baring glass? You might need a stronger glass if you’re making a glass staircase for example. Laminated glass would be a good option. Having that second layer could
What kind of temperature is it being exposed too?
Glass is greatly affected by the temperature around it. In lower temperatures glass contracts and in higher temperatures glass can expand. If you’re putting your glass in an environment that is constantly changing, it could make it more susceptible to cracking.
Do you want Energy Efficiency?
A Low-E coating could be applied to glass, which are microscopically thin, virtually invisible, metal or metallic oxide layers deposited on a window or skylight glazing surface primarily to reduce the U-factor by suppressing radiative heat flow.