Monthly Archives: January 2015

Benefits of Insulated Glass

The most common type of window-glass installed in homes is insulated glass, also commonly referred to as double-pane or triple-pane glass. These panes are separated by tiny gaps of air or other gases to reduce heat transfer. This is done to make the home more energy efficient. Here’s a quick overview of how insulated glass benefits you:


As was mentioned before, insulated glass makes the house more energy efficient; it does this by preserving the inside temperatures, thus saving energy costs. Heat loss through windows generally happens in four different ways:


This is when air makes its way through gaps in the edges of the windows directly into your home.


This is when heat passes directly through the window glass itself.


This is when heat drifts from a warmer object towards a cooler one in close proximity until they are equal temperatures. Radiation generally causes up to %65 of heat loss in a home.


Hot air rises and cool air sinks due to their different densities; a cold window cools the air around it (radiation), causing it to fall and drag more air towards the window. The process repeats itself, cooling the entire home; this is known as convection. It’s important to reduce airflow around windows for this reason, because it increases energy efficiency.

Insulated glass addresses all 4 of these methods of heat loss; that’s how it helps to reduce the energy bill. These savings are the reason for its prominence in most major households.


Here at Armstrong’s Glass and Mirror, we offer insulated glass repair alongside a host of other services. For more information, please give us a call at (817) 937-6267.

Benefits to Different Kinds of Specialty Glass

The world of glass is extensive and often times confusing. You need to be informed to decide which type of glass is right for you. Here are some basics involving the different types of specialty glass:





Patterned Glass:

This is a type of glass that is flat and has a surface exhibiting a regular pattern. A common way of creating this type of glass is to pass the heated glass (fresh out the furnace) between rollers with the desired pattern etched into them. Patterned glass is generally used in internal decoration and architecture. Light can get in through this glass, but transparency is obscured. 

Tinted Glass:

A glass’ tint is given to it during during the process of its creation, and so it never fades. There are many benefits to tinted glass. It minimizes heat and AC loss, saving you money on energy bills. It reduces glare. It creates privacy. It even blocks UV rays. With such a wide array of benefits, installing tinting glass in your home is always a good choice.

Toughened Glass:

This one is self explanatory; toughened glass is much harder to break than regular annealed glass. When it does break, it does so in a much more predictable manner. It is made from annealed glass treated with a thermal tempering process. Toughened glass has a wide variety of applications from home, to business, to automotive. It’s biggest claim to fame is in regards to its safety.


These are just a few of the types of specialty glass available. For more information, give Armstrong’s Glass and Mirror a call at (817) 937-6267.