Investing in replacement windows for your Elk Grove, CA home is a great opportunity to upgrade your home in lots of new ways. A window replacement can not only help with your windows’ energy efficiency and beauty but can also give you the chance up upgrade your windows with custom glass.
Custom glass has a lot of benefits for almost every home, from function to style and everything in between. Learn more about the different kinds of custom glass so you can be ready to choose some for your new windows.
- Safety glass is a tempered option that is more resistant to shattering and breaking that standard replacement window glass. Typically, window glass breaks into either big, dangerous pieces or tiny shards that can cause serious injuries. Tempered safety glass breaks into small, round pieces with no sharp edges, greatly reducing injury risk.
- Privacy glass is a lightly blurred glass that prevents people from seeing into your home without filtering too much natural light. There are privacy glass options that have an obscurity rating of 9 or higher, meaning it’s almost impossible to see through for ultimate privacy. Privacy glass can also be decorative, with patterns like frosted leaves, pebbles and rain.
- Etched glass is another kind of decorative glass. It comes in eight common yet distinctive patterns including single, double, diamond, petal, trellis and more. Etched glass is also available in different etching styles like shadow, frosted and polished. Combine different patterns and styles for unique replacement window looks that match your home décor and personality.
- Decorative glass can come in almost any color, size or shape. Add grilles and grids for added support with the look of individual panes, or stained glass for color and personality. You can even order glass to fit unusual replacement window shapes like round, triangle, or diamond to fit unique spaces around your home.
You can use custom glass for replacement windows all around your home. Each type has different uses and different ideal locations. Privacy glass is a great option for bathroom windows, as it boosts privacy but still lets in lots of natural light. You can even use privacy glass inside your home for shower doors or dividers. Safety glass is perfect for any vinyl window in your home, but especially for those in potentially unsafe areas. For example, use safety glass in windows around wet or slippery areas in case you fall and hit the window. Decorative glass is a great choice for any window that you want to add interest or make a focal point. Use stained glass in your entry way windows to greet guests with personality or put etched glass in your kitchen windows to cast fun shadows on the counter.
The Window and Door Shop, Inc. can easily help you choose the best custom glass for your Elk Grove, CA replacement windows. Feel free to come see us in person or give us a call today for more information about what we can do for you and your windows.