A Tech Above the Rest: Nano Coated Windows
Window cleaning is rarely on someone’s hobby list. It’s often a task that takes a few hours of your day, tires you, and doesn’t always yield the best results. But what if you can still use technology to shorten the time you take to clean your windows while also needing to clean your windows less often? Nano-coating technology for windows can help you do just that!
What is Nano Coating?
Nano-coating for windows involves applying a special transparent sealant on the surface of glass or ceramics to protect them from debris and dust. Nano-coating fills in the tiny crevices and cracks found on the surface of regular glass. By priming these microcavities with sealant, the result is super smooth glass that can self-clean. Nano-coated glass repels dirt, and it’s much easier to maintain than regular windows.
You might probably be wondering how much nano-coating costs. The sealant can be applied to your existing windows, as long as they are in good condition. You can purchase the coating as a bottled sealant. Depending on your handyman skills, you can coat the windows yourself or hire a professional to do it for you.
The price for nano sealant is typically around $200 for a half a litre bottle, which enables you to coat 50 square meters of glass. The coating lasts a few years and protects your windows from excessive moisture and debris, prolonging their life span.
Does Nano Coating Make Windows Last Longer?
Nano-coating is very well-known for its dirt-repelling properties. However, it has multiple benefits, including energy efficiency and prolonging the lifespan of your windows. Because nano-coating prevents mould, mildew, and algae growth, it can prevent damage that would otherwise force you to replace your windows sooner.
Other benefits of nano-coating your windows include:
- Extra-shiny windows are a detail that will add to your home’s appeal, even if it’s subtle.
- The nano-coating sealant contributes to better insulation of your windows, improving the overall energy efficiency of your home
How to Clean Nano-Coated Windows
The cleaning process for nano-coated windows is exactly the same as with regular windows. It only takes a few strokes, mild detergent, and a soft microfiber cloth to restore their shine and clarity. The sealant does most of the job by helping to repel dirt and prevent a build-up of grime. When cleaning nano-coated windows, you can focus more on the window framing, as they will still accumulate dirt, but the cleaning of your windowpanes will become much more of a breeze.
Here at Valley Windows, we have decades of experience in designing, manufacturing and installing custom windows and doors for our clients. Our team specialises in all types of windows and doors, ranging from timber floor-to-ceiling windows to aluminium sliding doors. If you’re in the market for new windows or doors and are thinking of getting nano-coated windows, contact us today to see how we can help you meet your needs!
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