Skylights are a popular way to bring natural light into a building, but it can also introduce unwanted heat and UV damage into your home. To reap the benefits of natural light without the unwanted side effects, skylights often have glazing. We discuss the benefits of, and types of window glazing below.
Benefits of Window Glazing
Window glazing helps to protect the interior of your home from harmful UV rays. This is especially important for roof windows, as they allow more natural light into a building than traditional windows. In our harsh Australian sun, flooring, furniture, and other interior finishes will bleach easily without the protection of glazed windows.
Wanting to lower electricity bills and live a little greener? Glazed windows are a clever way to keep your home warmer in winter and cooler in summer, reducing the need for air conditioning and heaters.
Window glazing acts as an insulator, reducing the amount of heat transfer. This means your home will gain less heat during hot weather and lose less heat during the cold weather. As a result, your house is more energy efficient because your heating and cooling systems don’t have to work as hard to maintain a comfortable temperature.
On a sunny day without glazing, roof windows can create a distracting, harsh glare. Window glazing reduces glare by diffusing the light, making it easier and more comfortable to see.
Types of Window Glazing
There are several types of window glazing and often they are used in conjunction with one another to provide superior performance. Here at Roof Space Renovators, we offer a range of roof and attic windows with the various types of glazing listed below.
Laminated glass blocks 99% of UV rays, so you’ll have gorgeous natural light without the damage.
Another benefit is that laminated glass is a type of safety glazing. Two sheets of glass are bonded together with vinyl sandwiched between them to create a strong, impact-resistant pane.
If the glass does break (which is highly unlikely!) the vinyl will catch glass shards so they don’t rain down into your home.
Best for: UV protection
Also known as insulated glazing, this type of glazing describes two panes of glass separated by a layer of air or gas (usually a Noble gas such as Argon).
Best for: Energy efficiency
Low-E or low-emissivity is an extremely thin, transparent coating that minimises infrared and UV light without altering visible light.
Best for: UV protection and energy efficiency
Want to explore Roof Space Renovator’s roof window range?
If you’re ready to upgrade your space with a glazed roof window and enjoy the sun without the damage, explore our extensive range! Browse our website, give us a call or visit our showroom!