Although a glass conservatory roof is often more expensive than a plastic one it as many benefits. Glass makes a versatile roof option for a conservatory as it can adapt easily to changing seasons and be functional all year round. Choosing the right type of glass is very important so as to ensure that there is no heat loss or overheating of the conservatory and it is useful no matter what the season:The different kinds of conservatory glass roofing and their benefits:-
· The use of low emissivity (Low-E) heat reflective glass ensures that there is no heat loss in cold times or there is not too much heat gain in hot times.
· For south or west-facing conservatories, modern solar control glass is a good choice for the roof or the side panels of your conservatory. Self-cleaning and solar control glass maintains the temperature which allows you to use your conservatory well throughout the year.
· Tinted glass also makes a good option as the coloured glass absorbs heat from the sun.
· Metallic coated products are neutral in appearance, do not obscure views and at the same time reflect the sun’s heat.
· Standard toughened glass is the most budget-friendly option. It, however, does not come with an energy-efficient coat and lacks solar control functionality or self-cleaning. Don't forget that solar control is essential if you are having Karnden flooring as its colours fade in the sunshine.
· Self-Cleaning glass uses rainwater and daylight to break down dirt and clean itself.
· Curved glass is used in late-Victorian and Art Deco structures. Curved glass is available in laminated or toughened safety glass in single or double–glazed units. This is however an expensive option.
· Frosted, etched or patterned glass is also often used on the sides of a conservatory. This provides privacy in case the conservatory is directly visible to passersby or neighbours.
These are some of the glass options available for conservatories.
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