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Advantages of self-cleaning glass

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Rooflights and Roof Lanterns are a popular choice for homeowners and architects when it comes to enhancing natural light in a room. While they add a striking feature to a property, they also come with the added responsibility of maintenance. This is where self-cleaning glass can offer significant advantages, reducing the frequency of cleaning and allowing more time for enjoying the benefits of these products.

Effortless maintenance

One of the most significant advantages of self-cleaning glass is that it eliminates the need for regular cleaning. Self-cleaning glass has a special coating that reacts to natural sunlight and breaks down any organic matter on the surface. This means that dirt, grime, and even bird droppings are washed away by the rain, ensuring the glass stays clear and bright without any intervention.

"Self-cleaning glass is a low-maintenance solution for homeowners who don't want to spend their weekends cleaning rooflights and skylights. It allows for easy cleaning of hard-to-reach areas and provides a clear view of the sky and surrounding scenery."

Improved energy efficiency

Rooflights and Roof Lanterns with self-cleaning glass also offer improved energy efficiency. The special coating on the glass can reduce heat loss by reflecting heat back into the room. This means that the interior stays warmer during the colder months, reducing the need for additional heating, and ultimately lowering energy bills.

"Low-emissivity coatings, such as those found on self-cleaning glass, can improve energy efficiency by reducing the amount of heat transfer through windows by up to 50%."

Enhanced aesthetics

Self-cleaning glass can also improve the aesthetics of Rooflights and Roof Lanterns. The special coating on the glass reduces the appearance of streaks and water spots, resulting in a clear and bright finish. This can be particularly beneficial for properties in areas with high levels of rainfall or pollution, where traditional glass may become stained over time.

"Self-cleaning glass can improve the overall appearance of a property. It reduces the need for regular cleaning and ensures that the rooflights and lanterns retain their pristine appearance for longer."

Self-cleaning glass is a significant advantage for Rooflights and Roof Lanterns. It reduces the frequency of cleaning, improves energy efficiency, and enhances the overall aesthetics of the product. Jennifer Gesicki from Vitro Architectural Glass sums it up, “Self-cleaning glass offers a solution that provides clear views and reduced maintenance time, allowing homeowners to enjoy their rooflights and skylights without any additional hassle.” So, if you’re looking to add a striking feature to your property that requires minimal upkeep, consider investing in Rooflights or Roof Lanterns with self-cleaning glass.


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