Windows and Tints for Windows – Part 1
Someone wise once said, “Rose-colored glasses are never made in bifocals. Nobody wants to read the small print in dreams.” We won’t make you guess who – it was Ann Flanders in the early 1900s and while the quote may be made for the movies, the products that you see on this site are made for the current and prospective customers of Valley Windows, who know that we can offer them the best view possible for the best price and quality. There is still a certain dramatic flair in the products that we offer and certainly a best-in-class conversation about the ways that we can ensure that they work for your property, no matter what sorts of exclusions you’re looking for.
We hear about and start this conversation a lot – we’re talking about tints and glazes. We know that our windows speak for themselves and some homeowners and builders love knowing that floor-to-ceiling or custom windows and doors are exactly what they’re looking for. But we are also very cognizant that we have a huge variety of customers in the area that are looking for a variety of different things. That means that sometimes, as a priority, security and privacy are even more paramount than they usually are.
Tints and glazes. We’ve noticed that when we start many of these conversations, the recipients are normally familiar with tints and glazes on cars, but not homes. Let us educate you:
Let’s be honest… there are few to no homes that you can find without any sort of glass presence, much less at least a minimal number of windows and doors for access and sanity. Let’s first take a look at exactly what glazing is:
Glazing is, and was first probably used in the fenestration industry. By definition, it’s a different part than the window’s frame or even its profile. If you see it in the market, you’ll most likely see the common types of glazing like tempered glass, floating glass, laminated glass and more – all offered in either single or double glazing, depending on your request for appearance and privacy. When mounted, the glazing process can take place directly on the window sash or door stile, especially if it’s composed of materials like wood, aluminum or vinyl (uPVC). The rest of the process is simple: the glass of the window or the door is fixed into what we call a “rabbet” within the frame.
The rest of the steps are a bit of a choose your own adventure, as any home should be. The Valley Windows team is here to always provide support and feedback about the next steps on your home ownership journey, no matter where you are. That’s why this definitely falls into the category of posts that need at least a part two. Reach out to the Valley Windows team with any of your questions and check out our next post where we decide exactly which method of glazing or tinting makes sense for you and your property.