How Tinted Commercial or Residential Glass Saves You Money

You’ve probably seen some beautiful glass facades in the Springfield area. The most notable is Hammons Tower, AKA “Darth Vader,” and its darkly tinted glass edifice. Tinted commercial and residential glass not only looks great, but it also saves you money over the long run. Springfield Glass Company explains in today’s blog.

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Heat Regulation

Tinting for residential or commercial glass helps regulate temperatures in winter and summer. Window tinting actually helps keep heat inside your building during the winter months because it’s an additional layer in your window. As much as 30 percent of residential heating costs literally go out the window due to poor windows in homes. Window tinting can help with those costs.

During the summer, window tinting can keep out as much as 80 percent of the sun’s heat, thereby reducing your building’s cooling costs. It usually costs more money to cool a building compared to heating it.

Protects Interior Spaces

The sun’s ultraviolet rays cause degradation over time. Think flooring, carpeting, furniture, works of art, textiles, photographs, and just about anything the sunlight touches. The damaging effects of UV rays are permanent and cumulative. Over time, you’ll have to replace the damaged items. Tinting for residential and commercial glass can prevent UV damage, so your interior space truly lasts a lifetime.

Improved Health of Residents and Employees

Just as the sun’s rays can harm your skin outside, the same is true inside. Reducing the glare from sunlight can improve dry skin, keep skin conditions at bay, and help people’s eyesight due to less glare from the sun. Better health means lower healthcare costs for your family and employees, which saves you money over time.

Long-Term Savings

The longer you own your home or business, the more money you can potentially save with tinted residential or commercial glass. 

Other factors also come into play with how much money you save, including:

  • Efficiency of your HVAC system
  • Building insulation
  • Age of the building
  • Temperature settings
  • Value of interior items (carpeting, furniture, art)
  • How many windows are in the structure

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Tinted Residential & Commercial Glass @ Springfield Glass Company

Springfield Glass Company can install all types of tinted residential and commercial glass. Talk to our staff today to find out how much you could save (your individual results will vary). Contact Springfield Glass Company or call (417) 815-7190 for more information.

Residential Window Glass Repair

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Springfield Glass Company can help you with your window glass repair needs. Whether your glass is broken, fogged, or just needs replacing, our experts can recommend the right solution.

Residential Glass Service

We do not sell or install complete residential windows, as these are typically done by a carpenter or building contractor, but we do service the actual glass within the window if it becomes broken, fogged or damaged.

Broken Window Glass

The most common residential repairs we compete are for broken window glass. In those cases, it is not necessary to remove and replace the entire window, which would usually require removal and damage to the exterior or interior wall finishes. We can almost always save you that difficulty, expense, and time by removing and replacing the glass with the actual window still in the wall.

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Double-Pane Fog

The next most common repair we are called for is the replacement of fogged up double-pane glass units. When double-pane windows get older the seal between the two panes can fail and allow moisture to collect inside the glass unit which causes a fogged appearance that gets worse over time. As with broken glass, we can usually replace fogged glass with the window in place.

Glass Tint

We also change out glass in windows and doors to meet a variety of other needs. Often, glass tinting is needed in a sunny area. This may require replacement with heat-strengthened glass to avoid glass breakage caused by thermal stress when film tints are added to the non-strengthened glass. Sometimes it is desired to change clear glass to an obscure glass for bath areas where natural light is desired along with privacy from an exterior view.

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Contact Springfield Glass Company

Today We can provide free estimates while you wait if you can provide the approximate size and basic information for your window. See our blog post for Window Glass Types and the basic info we need for an estimate. If the pricing is within your budget, we will come to your home to take exact measurements and confirm the exact glass type prior to ordering to make sure your repair will exactly meet your needs.

Call 417.883.6555 today or contact us online to help you get your glass project completed.

Different Types of Window Glass

Different Types of Window Glass

Glass panels and window glass stacked in warehouse

At Springfield Glass Company, we repair, replace and install new windows in homes and businesses. When beginning a project for a customer, one of the first things we need to know is what type of glass is needed or wanted. There is a huge variety of choices to pick from to satisfy any need or match any design vision. In today’s blog, Springfield Glass Company discusses some basic information we need to work through to get started.

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Window Pane Options

Single-pane or double-pane glass? Many windows and doors are glazed with a single piece of glass while many newer installations are glazed with double-pane, insulating glass. In some cases, the glass is even triple-pane. This number is not how many separate panes of glass are in a window that has divided lites; instead, this number refers to how many pieces of glass separate the interior from the exterior within the particular lite opening. The most common insulating glass is double-pane, where an inner and outer pane is separated by a sealed space that is filled with air or argon.

Low-E Coating

Does the glass have a low-E coating (short for low emissivity)? Many double-pane glass units contain a coating on the glass between the two panes that are called low-e. This is a microscopically thin layer of metals that help reflect heat, keeping the warmth inside or outside depending on the design. The coating is nearly invisible, though it can have some impact on glass color.

Glass Tint

Is the glass tinted? Both single and double-pane glass can have tinting. Glass for homes and buildings can be tinted much the same as the glass tint on our cars. Glass panes can have an applied film tint, or they can have an integral tint where the tinting is actually part of the glass—like an old green soda bottle. Tinting is available in just about every imaginable color and in many different degrees of reflectivity. The purposes of color tinting are to change the appearance of the glass and to reduce the amount of sunlight and heat entering the living space.

Safety Glass

Is safety glass required? This consideration comes into play mainly when the glass is in or close to a doorway and when it’s close to the ground. Building codes require glass in these areas to be a safety type that won’t turn into large deadly shards if it gets broken. There are various types of safety glass that we can help you select from.

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Contact Springfield Glass Company for Your Glass Needs

These are the basic design criteria that must be determined for any window or door glass installation. It is important for any building that the correct selections are made so the appearance is right and the building is in compliance with safety codes. Call the Springfield Glass Company at (417) 883-6555 or contact us online. We’re happy to help you determine which selections match your installation to avoid unnecessary expense due to appearance mismatches or building code violations.