Glass glazing is an important concept that is present in the manufacture of windows, doors and even roofs and commercial facades. When we talk about these products, we generally look for certain characteristics in common, such as thermal and acoustic insulation, resistance to the passage of water, resistance to deterioration due to humidity, among other factors. All these characteristics depend to a large extent on a correct glazing of the glasses used. Therefore, glazing in construction and architecture plays a fundamental role for the correct execution of any project under development.
At present, it is practically impossible to think of installing windows, changing a door or remodeling a façade with products that do not offer the advantages that we have just mentioned. Glazing is an art that, together with the properties of the glass and the profiles used, make an almost perfect seal possible in the spaces where they are installed. Ignoring this and manufacturing or installing poor quality elements would represent enormous losses in the energy consumption of any space that are undesirable in any modern work. Let us remember that currently a space that is not designed and built to contribute to energy savings is a poorly designed space.
In this post, you will learn about glazing and specifically about glass glazing (since this concept applies to other materials such as acrylic, polycarbonate, metal sheets, among others, which we will talk about in future blog posts). We will break down how it is done, the characteristics of glass glazing, the most important types and their use today. To begin with, let’s define glass glazing: