Glazing is the process of adding glass to windows. The system of glazing is done in a variety of different ways, with more advanced methods now existing for energy efficiency and different types of panes or insulation. In the early days of glazing, standard single-pane windows were all that was available. With the new glazing methods, there are heat-sensitive coatings and ways to have more eco-friendly windows in the home or workplace. Single-pane windows are still made frequently, but they are only one of many options available. These types of windows have a single layer of glass over the window, which causes a lot of energy from the home to be used, and doesn’t give as much protection from the elements.
Glazing for Newer Windows
Another type of glazing on windows is double-pane insulation, which is what most of the newer windows are made of. This means there are double panes, on the inside and outside of the window. Each side has a layer of argon or krypton inert gas, which works as a thermal conductor. It slows down the pasting of heat during hot days and prevents the need for storm windows. There are also triple-pane insulated glass windows for northern, cold climates, and heat mirror glass glazing used as a more energy-efficient window option.