19th December 2018
Three Birds Renovations – How to choose glass for your home
How to choose glass for your homeDesign by Three Birds Renovations Think that glass is just glass? Before they started in the reno biz, so did Bonnie, Lana and Erin from Three Birds Renovations. A great home is as much about how it feels as how it looks. And the girls are now experts in the different types of glass you can put in your windows and doors to make your home more comfortable. That’s right – you have a choice. The glass you choose (or don’t choose) is going to play a big role in the way you experience your home in terms of light, temperature and acoustics. Here’s what the girls have learned about choosing glass.
Get more clarity on glassDesign by Three Birds Renovations The average home is made with ordinary glass. At 3mm or 4mm thick, it doesn’t do much more than provide a clear surface for you to look through. And with little insulation, it leaks energy, leaving your home feeling hot in summer and cold in winter. An option to ordinary glass is performance glass – which literally performs better when it comes to energy efficiency, noise control and also the amount and size possible for your windows. To improve insulation over ordinary glass by around a third, the girls choose Viridian SmartGlass™ and love how it can be fit into existing window frames. For maximum insulation, they use the double-glazed LightBridge™. The use of this needs to be planned in advance as specific frames are required.
“It’s basically a see-through wall – that’s how good (LightBridge) insulates”. – Three Birds RenovationsFor noise sensitive areas such as bedrooms and studies, the girls love Viridian ComfortHush™ which cuts noise levels by up to 34 per cent compared to ordinary glass. Lana says it’s helped her cope with that darn bus that drives past her master suite at 11:30pm. And for temperature regulation in our harsh Aussie conditions, they recommend solar control glass to filter the light coming into your home. It does double duty – reducing UV rays getting in, while helping to keep your floor and furniture from fading.