An important aspect of designing commercial buildings is the selection of windows. Window glazing is a popular choice for high-end commercial buildings as it offers several advantages, including improved energy efficiency, security, and soundproofing. At USGA, we fabricate, customize, and install glazing for commercial buildings.
The Two Types of Window Glazing
Window glazing is a term that describes the glass situated inside of a window. Let’s take a look at the most popular types of window glazing.
This is a type of glazing that consists of a single pane of glass. Because of this, it offers limited energy efficiency and security benefits.
Double-glazing consists of two panes of glass with a layer of air or gas between them. It offers improved energy efficiency and sound insulation.Advantages of Window Glazing
Improved Energy Efficiency
Energy efficiency is a major concern for commercial buildings, as it affects both the comfort of the occupants and the cost of operating the building. Glazing your windows can help by reducing heat transfer between the interior and exterior of the building. In other words, the building will stay cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, thus reducing the need for heating and cooling systems. Buildings in hot climates may also benefit from using a glazing option that reduces solar heat gain, while buildings in colder climates may benefit from using a glazing option that maximizes heat retention.
Window glazing can also help reduce the amount of natural light that enters the building, which also reduces the amount of solar heat gain. It can help further reduce the need for air conditioning systems and other cooling equipment.
Security is another important consideration for high-end commercial buildings. Window glazing helps enhance security by making it more difficult for intruders to break through the glass. Depending on the type of glazing used, it can also help reduce the risk of injury in case the glass breaks.Improved Soundproofing
In addition to improving energy efficiency and security, double-glazed windows also offer better soundproofing due to their use of two panes of glass. This makes them thicker and therefore helps with soundproofing your building.
Exposure to UV radiation from the sun can lead to the fading of carpets, furniture, and other materials, as well as pose a potential risk to human health. Fortunately, glazed windows are an effective way of blocking out harmful UV rays while still allowing natural light into a commercial building. This provides protection for the interior of the building and creates a comfortable work environment for employees.
Window glazing can help improve the energy efficiency, security, and soundproofing of a commercial building. By selecting the right type of window glazing for your commercial building, you can create a comfortable, secure, and visually appealing environment for your occupants. USGA is ready to help you pick the perfect type of window glazing for your needs. Contact us if you are interested in working with us.