Reflective glass is glass that has been treated with a metallic coating to allow it to reflect heat. It is not reflective in the sense that it acts as a mirror, although some products do indeed have a highly reflective surface. Rather, it reflects radiation instead of absorbing it. This type of glass is used in environmentally friendly construction with the goal of reducing heat gain and loss, making structures much cheaper to heat and cool over the course of the year. Today’s reflective glasses have evolved and now feature varying levels of reflectivity that create a wide range of aesthetics. Below are some of the benefits of installing reflective glass to buildings:
Reflective Glass Benefits
Tinted, reflective architectural glasses offer better harmonization with spandrels, metal panels, extrusions and other building materials. This color enriched glass transmits generous levels of visible light and offers color neutrality, which also enhances the tint of the glass substrate underneath the reflective coating.
Reflective glass also has a special metallic coating that makes it possible to see out, while preventing people from seeing in, in order to preserve privacy during the day. In addition, it makes it possible to hide computer wires, vents, fans, HVAC components and other building mechanicals.
Reflective glass also impacts visible light transmittance (VLT). Reflective glass allows just the right amount of natural light into a building, while at the same time reduces glare and the need for window blinds and other interior shading devices. In addition, reflective solar control glass reflects a portion of incoming solar radiation, which limits heat penetration into the building and can potentially lower HVAC usage.
Reflective glass provides a bold, crisp exterior appearance, along with a dynamic building surface that changes to reflect the color of the sky, the passing of clouds and the different times of day.
Florian Glass Service offers Reflective Glass and reflective glass installation services as well as many other glass services and products or structures both commercially and residentially. They serve the Essex County, Hudson County, Bergen County, Passaic County, and NYC areas in towns such as Hoboken, Franklin Lakes, Jersey City, Closter, Short Hills, Englewood Cliffs, Bogota, Ho-Ho-Kus, Lodi, Bloomingdale, Leonia, Bergenfield, Mahwah, Fairview, Garfield, Manhattan, and many more!
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