Types of Glass for your Conservatory

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There are a plethora of different conservatory types. We spend hours poring over lean-tos’, Victorian, Edwardian, Georgian and the many other types of conservatories, looking for something we hope will blend with the style of our home. Far fewer of us take the time to considerer the benefits of the different types of glazing we can choose, to obtain the maximum use from our large financial investment.

Companies such as Express Toughening can provide conservatory glass which will do exactly what you want it to do. Whether you’re considering a new conservatory, or thinking of refurbishing; getting rid of that old standard glass and replacing it with one, or two, of the modern conservatory glazing products available today, Express Toughening can supply your requirements.

Activ Clear Glass:

If you’ve dismissed the idea of a conservatory due to all that extra glass that needs regular cleaning by yourself or professional window cleaners, take another look. The self cleaning conservatory has arrived.

Activ clear glass has a double-action film which allows the sun to break down all that accumulated dust and insect grime, and the rain to spread across the glass and wash away the residue. A product which can be used for both roof and side glazing, it maintains a clear visual appeal without those unsightly dried water droplets left behind on standard glass, thus reducing the need for regular cleaning.

Activ Blue Glass:

This glass from Express Toughening is a high quality dual purpose glazing product which will not only protect the inside of your conservatory from excessive summer heat, but also cleans itself.

A product that provides excellent natural light transmission, the slight blue tint reduces sun-glare through your conservatory roof, while subtly improving the visual appeal of your conservatory.

If your conservatory glass is subject to hours of sunlight then the Activ blue glazing range can be used for both the roof and sides of your conservatory.

Anti Sun Glass:

Rather than a film added to the glass, anti-sun glass has an inbuilt tint which is added during glass production. Suitable for both internal and external applications, and single or double glazed items, it provides excellent heat insulation from the sun when used on conservatory roofs.

Available with a grey, blue, or bronze tint, anti-sun glass windows helps keep your conservatory cool during the warmer months of the year by reflecting much of the sun’s rays back into the atmosphere.

With the advances in modern glazing technology there is an infinite number of conservatory glazing products for you to choose from. Self-cleaning glass, a range of different tints, high insulation films which keep heat in your home during the winter, and excessive solar heat out during the summer are all available for you to choose from.

Careful selection of the properties of your new conservatory glazing, taking into account your location and the direction your conservatory faces, will help turn your conservatory into a real home extension which can be used 12 months of the year.

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