Green Tinted Glass
Special Offer saving you a minimum of $500*
FREE Upgrade to Blue or Green Tinted Glass**
- Reduces the sun’s energy entering through your windows by 39%
- Adds value to your home
- Colour that never fades
- Reduced glare
Take advantage of this offer while stocks last!
* On an average size house. Offer available to all buyers.
**Offer applies to Green and Blue Glass installed in new homes and renovations only. Offer valid while stocks last.
Fig 1. Tinted Glass solar radiation
What is Tinted Glass & How is it made?
Body tinted glass is produced by adding small quantities of metal oxides to the normal clear glass mix during manufacturing of the float glass. The addition of the colours does not affect the basic properties of the glass and the tint will not fade or break down over time.
Solar Heat Reduction
The primary benefit of tinted glass is its ability to reduce the amount of solar energy from the sun entering the home. ( see Fig.1) . Of the 100% of the incident ray from the sun which strikes the glass approximately 47% of this energy is absorbed. A lower Solar Heat Gain improves the comfort within the home and also assists to reduce cooling costs.
Standard 4mm clear glass has a visible light transmittance of 89%, both Green & Blue tinted glass offer a glare reduction while still allowing adequate amounts of light to enter the home.
Blue Tinted Glass
The reduced visible light transmittance will assist in providing a level of privacy during daylight hours
Adding tinted glass to windows of any home improves its aesthetic appeal also adding style and value to your home.
Technical Info (Glass only)
|Visible light transmittance
|Visible light Reflectance
|Solar Heat Gain Coefficient
|U Value (W/m2C)
Claim this offer
To claim this offer contact your nearest branch and ask for your free upgrade to tinted glass.
Glass has been used for both decorative and functional purposes for much of history; the forms and techniques used have changed with our technological advances.
The ancient Romans and Egyptians created decorative but functional objects such as cups and vases from glass. Cathedrals have used stained glass windows for both light and decoration for more than a millennium. A somewhat more modern innovation is digital ceramic printing directly onto glass – and G.James are pleased to be able to offer this new medium.
What sort of applications I can use printed glass in?
- Balustrading – Yes. Printed glass would be suitable in this application as standard furnaced PVB (Polyvinyl butyral) laminate if edges are protected, printing to surface #2 (the inner/interior surface) or with an SGP (SentryGlas®Plus) interlayer with unprotected edges, printing to surface #2.
- Windows – Yes, with ceramic printing to the inside or in a laminate as above.
- Awnings – Yes. A heat strengthened laminate with PVB and SGP is recommended. Monolithic printed glass is not suitable for this application.
- Splashbacks – Yes, when combined with two-pack paint backing to obscure the wall behind.
- Office Partitions – Yes, as a furnaced laminate only.
- Reception areas/Feature walls – Yes. Care should be taken to co-ordinate the colour of the backing wall with the image and its density – a light image would require a neutral tone wall to stop any showthrough.
- Pool Windows – Yes, as a furnaced laminate printed to surface #2.
- Signage – Suitability of printed glass for this application would depend on the colours required. Laminate would be required for external applications, internal applications could use monolithic glass.
- Building Façades – Yes. Printed glass can be incorporated into an IGU and coated if necessary.
What does the printing process involve?
Digital images are run through a specialist software program that separates the image into colour layers available on the Colourlite Image system. The ink used has special ceramic pigments which give it its colour – these inks are lead and cadmium free. The Glassjet printer is a large flatbed printing set up.