Today we are spoilt for choice when it comes to the different products and designs that are available for us to choose from. Let’s concentrate on two areas and have a look at each more closely frame types and glass styles.
These are the most common types of window frames used in construction today:
- Timber Window Frames
- PVC Window Frames
- Aluminium Window Frames
- Steel Window Frames
Timber window frames are made from many different types of wood from your softwoods such as pine, spruce, cedar and Douglas fir to the hardwoods such as mahogany, walnut, ash, and oak. The natural grains give an amazing effect when stained or they can be painted in any colour. Timber frames will expand and contract due to weather but they are well-insulated frames. There is also a lot of maintenance that needs to be done over the years.
PVC window frames or UPVC are composed of unplasticised polyvinyl chloride that is very rigid and won’t fade from sun exposure because they are UV stabilized. PVC windows are great for insulation and noise reduction as they are available in double or treble glazing (2 or 3 panes of glass in one window frame). Maintenance would require only cleaning them once a week with no major scraping and painting.
Aluminium window frames are a metal frame with a powder coating that protects them. They can conduct heat unless installed with an insulating material. Being metal they will last for a long time and also don’t require maintenance besides weekly clean.
Steel window frames are also powder coated frames made from galvanized steel that are very strong and secure. As with aluminium frames, they require very little maintenance.
Transparent glass is your basic see-through glass that is most common. However, if using this type of glass make sure it is safety glass no matter where it is used.
Textured glass is exactly what it sounds like, glass that has been moulded with various patterns for aesthetic purposes. You can find ribbed, grooved or decorated with flowers and anything else you could think of. Not only is it appealing to the eye but it masks smears.
Seeded glass has lots of bubbles in the glass pane and that is where the name comes from. The bubbles range from small to big.
Frosted glass has been sandblasted to create a translucent surface that prevents you from seeing what is behind it. This is used for bathroom windows, shower doors, and even kitchen cabinets.
The frames and styles of glass discussed are only a selection of what you can install in your home but as mentioned at the beginning, accidents do happen and glass breaks. Unfortunately not all glass repair companies will offer support and replacement because they will not be experienced enough when it comes to the huge variety of window frames available on the market now.
With over 20 years in the industry and with our own in-house cutting and processing plant, Magic Glass can provide all of your glass solutions. Furthermore, we have an emergency service team on call 24/7 day or night.
Why use Magic Glass?
- Fully insured and certified
- 100% Australian owned and operated
- Highly skilled glaziers
- 24/7 emergency glass window repair
- Serving thousands of happy customers since 1991
For a professional service for all glass solutions call 18 000 GLASS for bookings and a free quote.