Tinted glass is hued or altered to restrict excess heat and light to pass through. The layer of tint gives a smooth uniform finish while performing the all important task of ensuring privacy and comfort for those on the other side. Tint can be applied to any window or glass door in your home or office. It beautifies as much as it protects.
Popular usage of tinted glass is on windows of homes and commercial buildings. Since it minimizes ultra violet transmission, this prevents the premature fading of paint, furniture and carpeting. In the commercial context, tinted exteriors offer the building a even appearance. At the workplace, one also has the option of getting a tint job done according to their brand or logo colours.
Other common reasons for glass tinting are thermal insulation, safety and security, and graffiti protection.
Types of Glass
Tinted glass falls under the genre of the hybrid variety in which basic glass is modified in various ways to achieve an altered effect.
Other types of hybrid or modified glass include:
- Reflective glass
- Insulating glass
- Safety glass
- Glass bricks
Each variety serves its own purpose. If you are looking for the right hybrid to fit your needs, it’s important to know exactly what the tinted effect offers. Added to its protective and decorative qualities, tinted glass minimises solar heat gain and glare as it absorbs heat. This allows greater control over energy usage as it cuts the need for powerful air-conditioning. The dyeing process ensures long term usage, with minimal chances of chipping or fading of colour.
Tinted glass is able to filter light which reduces strain on the eyes. Its absorption properties allow through light while cutting out radiation. The varying thickness of tinted glass depends on its applications. The darker the shade, the better is its ability to cut harmful agents. The thickness of tinted glass can vary according to application and colour; from 4mm to 12mm.
Tint can be added to glass in two ways:
- An intrinsic technique in which the required colour is mixed in as metal oxides during the actual manufacturing of the glass
- As a tint film, post the production of the glass
We at HouseOfGlass specialise in the intrinsic tinting process. According to this mode, the colourless glass is altered by a colour, in such a way that it looks like an integral part of the material. The method is also known as Body Tinting and its advantages lie in its smooth, homogenous and scratch free finish. This type of tint offers a natural looking, high quality effect that has superior chemical resistance. The treatment ensures long lasting colour as it is unaffected by external elements. Intrinsically tinted glass is ideal for Singaporean weather conditions due to its ability to withstand excessive heat and rain.
We provide tinted glass sheets of all kinds for all home and offices applications. Our tinted sheets are of a superior quality due to the intrinsic tinting methods that we employ.