Glass and panels
Selecting the right glass and panels is very important when it comes to designing the optimal solution for each project.
The options available come in a wide range of glass, polycarbonate, and aluminium (sandwich panel) panels.
In addition, it will also be possible to customise the materials’ composition and finish.
Glass finishes and treatments.
Coated glass is a common glass that is sprayed with mineral coating on one side of the glass surface during manufacture.
This process lends the glass certain characteristics, depending on the type of mineral and the amount of it that is used in manufacture (when installing this type of glass, it is important to know on which side the treated coating is).
The different finishes will make it possible to control with greater accuracy the benefits to be obtained from our enclosure (for example, by creating glass with better light and energy control, greater comfort and savings will be obtained as a result).
The most common treatments are listed below, but there are always many other options under consultation.
Transparent glass finish.
This is the base finish for a glass panel before it is subjected to any other treatment. Its main quality is its high light transmission thanks to its total transparency.
Matte glass finish.
Glass that has been subjected to a specific acidic treatment and has a surface finish. It is manufactured from high-quality float glass, which after being treated with acid, achieves a surface that diffuses light and transforms the initial glass into translucent glass.
Parsol glass finish.
Parsol finish is achieved by adding a tint with metal oxides to the entire glass panel, so that it absorbs a greater amount of heat, thus reducing the entry of infrared and ultraviolet radiation. It is manufactured in a wide range of colours, the most common of which are bronze, grey and green.
The thickness of this tint coating varies from 4 to 10 mm. It is important to note that it should not be placed in areas where a direct air conditioning outlet opens out onto the glass, nor in very sunny areas, in which it is also better to install awnings and canopies.
Solar control glass.
Solar control glass (also known as solar-e or spectrally selective glazing) is a thermally reinforced double glass, to which a thin transparent coating is added on one of its sheets. In this way, the solar heat (long wave energy) that is absorbed by the glass is reduced, as is the solar heat that passes from the outside to the inside through the glass.
Solar control glass is colourless and lets in as much daylight as is possible (short wave energy). This sets it apart from tinted or dyed glass, which also serves to control solar heat transmission, but has the disadvantage that it reduces light and visibility, and gets very hot because of the high heat absorption it is subjected to.