What to watch out for with windows

What to know about windows

WINDOW FOCUS: Long after your kitchen taps have fallen out of fashion, your windows will still deliver for your home.

WINDOW FOCUS: Long after your kitchen taps have fallen out of fashion, your windows will still deliver for your home.

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Many home buyers don’t know what steps to take when they want to upgrade their windows or install new ones.

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Many home buyers don’t know what steps to take when they want to upgrade their windows or install new ones. 

Glass has a long term impact on the feeling and function of your home and an investment homeowners need to consider carefully. 

Samantha Anderson a business development manager at Viridian Home Comfort shares her knowledge on all things window and glass.

“The advantage of safety glass is that you can open your home to an abundance of natural light via expansive windows, while enjoying peace of mind that your family is protected from potential accidents with broken glass,” Ms Anderson said.

“Advancements in glass technology now mean there are a variety of safety glass products available that are designed not to fracture into dangerous shards when broken.

“Toughened glass and laminated glass are two of the most common and effective Grade A safety glass options.”

According to the window expert, toughened glass is physically stronger than ordinary glass.

“It’s designed to break into small blunt chunks instead of sharper more dangerous pieces when broken. Laminated glass is a different type of safety glass that holds together and forms a spider web type pattern when broken,” she said.

“At Viridian, we advise homeowners looking to improve home safety to consider a product like Viridian’s LightBridge double glazed toughened or laminated options.”

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