Why architects and designers are using glass as a choice material
When choosing the right material for your home, whether you’re building from the ground up or redesigning an older beauty, sustainability should be the top priority. You want to make sure your long-term investment is well spent and, of course, last for years to come.
While building out the architecture and design of a home, explore incorporating glass into the plan. Glass is a highly sustainable and sanitary material and is long-lasting to ensure your home maintains its aesthetic value.
Here are some advantages when choosing glass material to accentuate your next home design.
Glass is fully weather resistant.
Glass is weather-resistant, so it can withstand the effects of the wind, rain, or the sun and can retain its appearance and integrity. Architects often use reinforced, toughened, and laminated glass when designing a home with glass walls or space dividers.
Glass material and fixtures will not rust, so it does not degrade
Other materials like tile and wood decay over a short period because of chemicals or the effects of the surrounding environment. One advantage of using glass, whether for interior or exterior architecture, is that it does not rust or degrade. Glass can be customized to fit kitchen backsplashes, bathroom countertops, and shower wall panels. Homeowners naturally use chemical cleaners for marble and other porous materials, causing massive damage to their investments. Glass, however, is non-porous, easily sanitized and durable.
Glass naturally absorbs, refracts, or transmits light adding beauty and utility bill savings.
Glass can transmit up to 80% of available natural daylight. Installing energy-efficient glass walls can provide utility bill savings. Using glass walls will provide more natural light in a room, resulting in a reduced need to turn on the lights. Imagine how much money can be saved if you can turn off the lights for most of the day for a year? Not to mention the health benefits of receiving vitamin D from the natural light coming in.
Glass is a natural sanitary material that is easy to clean.
Glass backsplashes do not require sealing and will not stain and are resistant to mold and bacteria because it is non-porous. With few seams and no grout, backsplashes or wall panels are also very easy to clean and care for. Another perk is that glass doesn’t wear. Glass has a smooth glossy surface, so it is dustproof and can be cleaned efficiently. When dirty, simply wipe down with a non-abrasive cleanser, and the surface appears as new as when it was first installed — even decades later.
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