Re-View has utilized a wide variety of glass types in our wood window replications. The right glass for your project depends upon a number of factors including historic significance of the building, size of glass lites, desired energy peformance and others. The following are some examples of some glass types you might want to investigate.
Re-View is able to source historic glass that is fabricated to match the imperfections of the glass in old historic windows. There are three different types of historic glass: Hand blown glass, Machine drawn restoration window glass, and Rolled restoration glass.
Although insulated glass is a new development that did not exist with historic windows, it is being used on historic projects with much more frequency to meet certain energy efficiency standards. Re-View can use most any type of glass for insulating - Clear, Low E, argon filled, krypton filled, obscure, laminated, bullet proof, or tinted, glass is available in our windows.
Laminated Glass is a multifunctional glazing material that can be used in a variety of applications. It blocks 95% of the UVB and UVA rays from entering the structure, provides a higher level of security and intrusion resistance, improves safety and all around protection from flying glass because the glass tends to adhere to the interlayer when impacted, and improves the sound transmission (STC) of the window.
Obscure glass is most commonly used for restroom applications on our historic projects. We have used the Florex® and Pattern 62 styles most frequently. Florex® provides a classic pattern that is very similar to classic historic glass. Pattern 62 is very effective at providing privacy without compromising light. You may select either pattern for windows fabricated by Re-View.
Single pane glass is commonly found on classic historic windows. Typically single pane glass is glazed into the sash with glazing putty in the classic manner that was traditionally done on historic windows. Re-View can also glaze its single pane windows with either an interior or exterior stop.
We utilize spandrel glass where it is desired to block out all light from entering the window system in applications such as elevator shafts, basements, and multi-level monumental windows that span several floors. Re-View can use spandrel in a host of colors to match the design of your project.
Re-View has the capability to match virtually any custom stained or leaded glass pattern. We can also source countless varieties of stained glass from the United States and Europe. While many glazing sealants and compounds have a negative chemical reaction to the lead caming, our glazing system is designed to accommodate leaded glass without causing harm to the lead so you are assured long-term performance of the custom art glass.