What is Reflective Glass?

Reflective glass is clear or tinted glass that has a very thin layer of metal or metallic oxide on the surface. The reflective coating is applied during the float process. The thicker the glass is, the less light will pass through the window. The reflective coating reduces heat gain and glare from the outside while allowing visible light to enter. Characteristics of reflective glass include:

  • Appearance: Reflective glass gives a building a mirror-like appearance. The coatings are available in silver, copper, gold and earth tone. They can be combined with tinted glass to give a building a beautiful exterior.
  • Visibility: Reflective glass permits you to see through the glass on one side, but not the other
  • Energy savings: Because it reflects and absorbs the sun's rays, reflective glass reduces the amount of solar radiation that enters the building. This can save money in heating and air-conditioning costs.
  • Comfort: Reflective glass reduces variations in the interior temperature of a building.

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