Frosted glass is a type of glass that has been treated to have an opaque look on one side and a transparent or translucent look on the other.
It is made by applying a thin layer of metal, such as aluminium, to the surface of the glass. The metal is then heated and cooled in order to create the frosted effect.
The two main types of frosted glass are: wire-cut and sandblasted. Wire-cut frosting is when wires are used to cut into the surface of the glass in order to create an opaque pattern. Sandblasted frosting, on the other hand, is when abrasive material, such as sand, is blown onto the surface of the glass in order to create an opaque pattern.
Frosted glass is used to provide privacy without obstructing the view. It is often used on high-rise buildings, where the occupants of the lower floors want to be able to see out without being seen.
Frosted glass can also be used in a more decorative way, for instance as a window in the shower or bathtub. This allows natural light and air into the shower or tub while still providing some privacy for the building’s inhabitants.
If you’re looking for a way to add more sunlight into your home without compromising your building’s privacy, frosted glass is a great solution.
For any questions on frosted glass or to get a free quote, contact the Magic Glass team today.
Glass is both a functional and decorative material that can be used in many ways to improve your home and increase its value.
From increased safety to aesthetics, here areMagic Glass'top 5 ways glass can be used to improve your home.
Installing safety glass is a great way of boosting your home’s security and preventing injury in the event of breakage.
Safety glass such as toughened and laminated glazing units are more susceptible to force and are therefore much more difficult to break. This means that the likelihood of someone breaking into your home or glass shattering from severe weather events is drastically reduced.
In addition, toughened and laminated glass are designed to either stay intact or shatter into smaller pieces (rather than sharp shards) in the rare event of breakage.
2. Energy Efficiency
Most of our homes’ temperature losses or gains occur through our glass windows or doors. Fortunately, there are ways in which we can minimise these effects and make our homes more energy efficient.
Installing glass panels that are either multi-glazed, laminated or have low-emissivity coatings will drastically reduce heat transfer through your windows. This will help keep your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter without blowing your energy bill through the roof.
For more information on these types of glass, read our How To Make Your Home More Energy Efficient Using Glass blog.
Another benefit of glass is that it can make your home appear more open. Having large windows, glass sliding doors and mirrors around your home can alter the look and feel of your property by making it seem more spacious and less closed-off.
4. Natural Light
Glass fills your home with natural light which not only helps save you money on electricity bills, but also boosts your mood and energises you.
Natural light boosts the look and feel of your home and adds value to your property.
Whether through windows, glass doors or skylights, there are an abundance of ways that you can increase natural light in and around your home.
Last but not least, glass installs can be used to decorate your home.
Stained, frosted and etched glass can be used to add colour and edge to your home, as well as privacy.
In addition, glass splashbacks and frameless screens can be used for both decoration and functionality.
For more information on using glass to improve your home, contact Magic Glass today.
With our own fabrication facility and a team of experienced glaziers, we are able to custom-make glass specific to your space and your needs.
Whether you are constructing a commercial building or simply replacing a window, using safety glass is nearly always required as per Australian Standards. Safety glass is designed and fabricated to be highly durable and very difficult to break. The characteristics of safety glass also means that it is significantly safer to the general public in the event of breakage.
A sudden window breakage can be a dangerous and stressful event. Whether it is a completely shattered window or just a crack, it is important you have a plan of attack in order to resolve the issue as quickly and safely as possible. Here are Magic Glass’ 5 steps for tackling a broken window safely and effectively.
Popular in the past, many people now consider louvered windows outdated and less fashionable. Use of modern glazing and window styles had replaced the louvered forms in the recent years. However, in the wake of improved fabrication techniques and newer, better louvre design, home owners are reconsidering the benefits of this type of window in relation to design and also energy efficiency.
If you are ready to select windows and doors for your new home, you may be battling with different ideas on how to select the right ones. It is true that windows and doors in any building play quite an important role in the entire presentation of your home and so you want to find a style and design that will compliment the overall design that you choose for your home.