Just because a conservatory is made up of more than 50% glass doesn’t mean it has to heat up like a greenhouse. Thanks to advanced technologies, glass is now smarter than ever. At Trade windows, we use Pilkington Activ™ glass in our conservatories and orangeries. It’s really clever. It keeps itself clean, keeps you cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. And that means that your conservatory will be comfortable for you and your family all year round.
What is Solar Control Glass?
The special glass has properties to manage how much solar energy travels through it, into your conservatory. This means that the temperature is controlled indoors and your conservatory can be enjoyed all year round. Its success is measured in three different ways.
- How much heat from the sun is reflected by the glass back into the atmosphere known as reflectance
- How much heat from the sun gets through the glass – a process called direct transmittance
- How much heat from the sun is absorbed by the glass
Solar Control is slightly tinted to give the best performance and reflects over 60% of solar energy. Choosing solar control glass means your conservatory will be cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
Solar Control & Self-cleaning Glass for Conservatories and Orangeries
Solar Control isn’t all Pilkington Activ glass has to offer. With its self-cleaning technology it’s low-maintenance too.
The special Pilkington Activ™ coating breaks down the dirt through a chemical reaction with the UV light from the sun. Then, when it rains, the water spreads across the glass and washes the dirt away, leaving it clean and smear-free.
This low maintenance feature makes the glass ideal for use in difficult to reach places like conservatory roofs and skypods so you’ll always have perfectly clear glass.
For more information on a beautiful, bespoke conservatory that stays clean and comfortable 365 days a year, call us on 01332 755551 or pop into our showroom on London Road in Derby for a stroll down Trade Street.