Gallagher Bros, Inc.
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Family Owned and Operated Since 1963
7033 Frankford Ave.
8 North York Rd.
DECORATIVE WINDOW GLASS OPTIONS
Double-Hung | Casement | Awning | Sliders | Picture | Bay | Bow | Garden
Adding just a few decorator windows can significantly enhance the appearance of your house from both outdoors and indoors, as well as provide some privacy. Although you can stand near the glass and look outdoors clearly, the view looking in from a distance will be obscured.
Many replacement and new window manufacturers now offer a nearly endless array of efficient decorative glass types: beveled, leading (caming), stained, sandblasted, multifaceted jewel, carved, glue chip, hammered, granite and many colored contemporary and natural outdoor scenes.
Replacement windows with decorative glass are as, and often more efficient than regular replacement windows. Many use the same low-emissivity coatings and inert gas in the gaps between the panes.
Some sandwich the decorative pane between two outer protective panes, creating an extra insulating air gap.
Since decorative glass obviously costs more than standard glass, you may only want to use it in several panes of a window.
A very efficient and attractive option for a wide replacement window is to have a fixed center section with decorative glass in casement sections on each end.
|A very efficient and attractive option for a wide replacement window is to have a fixed center section with decorative glass in casement sections on each end. |
There are new replacement windows for old sliders that both slide open and rotate in like a casement. Decorative glass can be used in any or all of the glass panels. Rotating them in provides better ventilation in the summer, easy cleaning, and extra room for escape during a fire.
Decorative windows are also often used between rooms in a house. At night, enough light will pass through from the lighted room to act as a beautiful night light for the other room without using additional lights.
In most cases, these are small fixed windows that do not open. Many of the arch styles (Gothic, full, egual-leg and unequal-leg) are small and simple to install in an interior wall. Octagon windows are also attractive.
These small windows are also available in efficient venting models for use in an exterior wall. Located high on a wall, they can be opened to vent hot air in the summer. They are beautiful when the sun shines through them.
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