Solar Coated Glass
This is where the exceptional technological advancements of Pilkington glass come into their own. Every double glazed window or door handcrafted by Evolution Windows uses Pilkington glass and is available with solar controlled coating. Available as an additional option, the solar controlled coating will help you stay cool this summer by reducing the heat gain and can provide a more comfortable and pleasant environment for you and your family to live and work in.
This advanced technology allows sunlight to pass through glass, which radiates and reflects away a large degree of the sun’s heat, leaving the indoor space remaining bright but much cooler than it would be if normal glass was used.
The coating added to the window is an invisible layer of special materials on to the glass which have the dual effect of allowing sunlight in, while repelling heat. A coloured or mirrored finish can be used on the windows if this aesthetic finish is requested, but generally most people would use the invisible solar control finishes that truly doesn’t take away from the aesthetic look of the window frame and window furnishings.
Why not speak to your Evolution Window installer today to see how to you stay cool this summer and discuss the range of solar coated glass options available for your new windows and doors.
Expert Tips To Keep Cool In A Heatwave
We also spoke to Rachael Kirby-Tyre, a leading Interior Designer from My Interior Design School to get some advice on what we all can do to keep our homes cool in this heatwave:
- Keep curtains and blinds closed as soon as the temperature starts to rises outside
- Curtains made from heavier weight fabrics will help reduce the amount of light and heat entering the room
- Curtains and blinds with blackout linings and interlining will help keep more heat out
- Some blinds have reflective backing fabrics, which will reflect the sunlight and heat from the sun. If your curtains have standard linings and this is not sufficient at keeping a room cool, you could add a roller blind behind that has one of the reflective fabric backings, which can be pulled down during the day on the hotter summer days
- Lights and appliances generate heat so turn them off if you are not using them
- Use air conditioning units or fans to generate a breeze but be careful as standard fans don’t produce cool air, they just circulate hot air around the room.
For more information about solar reflective glass options call us on 0800 773 4045.