The Benefits of Glass in Buildings

May 11th, 2010 by Ian

The overall look and feel of a building is transformed with the addition of glass. Glass plays an important part in architecture today with the use of many different types of glass including laminated safety glass, pattern and tinted glass. Commercial and residential buildings are enhanced with the use of glass in their design by giving a feel of openness and light within.

Connecting inside and outside

Glass in homes offer a connection with the outside and also allows natural light to enter inside. The current trend of bringing the outside in is achievable by the using large glass panels. The use of glass is a way to be connected with the outside giving a sense of openness to any room.

Provides visual access to interior of building

Visual access to the interior of buildings is incredibly important in commercial situations. Not only does it provide a sense of space within it allows potential customers to see inside and entices them to enter. Commercial buildings benefit from large glass windows that allow the public to see inside the premises and what your business has to offer.

Light

An important benefit of using glass in homes and buildings is to allow daylight within. Natural light provides a well-lit environment, which makes internal areas appear larger. Designers are very conscious of the advantage of glass and the ability to turn rooms into ones filled with ambience due to a natural light source.  Another advantage of allowing light inside is the reduction of energy used during the day for lighting, which reduces the demands on electricity.

Ventilation

Ventilation through the use of operable windows and doors is vital to prevent the air inside from becoming stagnated. Being able to open up a building with the use of windows and door allows the air to circulate and prevents such things as unpleasant smells, heat, dust build up and excessive dampness. Air quality is most important to sustain a healthy indoor environment.

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