Common types of glazing that are used in architectural applications include clear and tinted float glass, tempered glass and laminated glass, as well as a variety of coated glasses; all of which can be glazed as single, double or even triple glazed units.
Glazing can be mounted on the surface of a window sash or door stile; usually made of wood, aluminium or PVC. The glass is fixed into a rabbet in the frame in a number of ways; including triangular glazing points, putty, to name a few.
Types of Glazing
Float glass is a sheet of glass made by floating molten glass on a bed of molten metal, typically tin, although lead and various low melting point alloys have been used in the past. This method gives the sheet uniform thickness and very flat surfaces. Modern windows are made of float glass.
Laminated glass is a type of safety glass that holds together when shattered. In the event of breaking, it is held in place by an interlayer; typically of polyvinyl butyral (PVB) or ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA); between its two or more layers of glass.