Tinted glass, is made by including colouring additives to normal clear glass during the manufacturing process. Majority of tinting is done with shades of bronze, grey, blue or green.
These tones of glass significantly reduce glare and heat gain from the sun.
Supertoned glass, also known as supertinted, uses a heavier pigmentation to provide even greater solar heat control.
With the sunlight absorbing properties in tinted glass its ideally suited to warmer climates when ideal window orientation is not achievable.
The coloured tint within glass absorbs a greater proportion of solar heat in comparison to clear glass.
Toned glass is particularly useful for reducing the suns impact on unshaded windows you wish to keep unobstructed by other shading devices.
Reduction in heat and glare
Minimises furniture fading
Reduces cooling costs
Minimal exterior reflectance
Increases privacy during the daylight
Tinted glass will reduce the amount of sunlight entering the home year-round.
With its sunlight absorbing properties, the use of tinted glass in north facing windows and doors is not recommended if you want to harness the winter sun to warm your home.
In colder areas sunlight entering the home in winter is free heating that reduces costs, thus tinted glass would not be suited.
Reduced outlook visibility
Visible light will decrease in thicker glass
Tinted glass will not look the same at night, lit rooms will be visible from the outside