Frosted glass roll up doors can be a stunning addition to any residential or commercial project. However, there is more to frosted glass than meets the eye.
Frosted Glass in Roll Up Doors
Frosted glass is produced by sandblasting or acid etching the surface of a clear sheet of glass. The process continues to allow light transmission though the glass while simultaneously blurring the images behind it. Several options are available in terms of frosted glass and each has its own unique look and performance. Four common types of frosted glass are:
- Frosted Tempered or Annealed Glass: Non-insulated tempered or annealed glass is available in thicknesses of 1/8” or ¼”. The frosted appearance on this glass is often described as “satin like” or “soft” frosting.
- Frosted Laminate Glass: Frosted laminate glass has a thicker frosting to it and obscures objects to a greater degree than frosted tempered or annealed glass. For this reason, frosted laminates are often called “milk glass”. Thicknesses for frosted non-insulated laminates start at ¼”
- Frosted Laminate Low Iron: Low Iron frosted laminates have the same milky appearance as their standard cousins, but the low iron content in the glass affords a much whiter appearance. Iron content is a natural occurrence in glass and can be seen as a greenish tinting. Low iron glass removes the tint creating a clearer unit and, in the case frosted glass, a whiter unit as well.
- Frosted Polycarbonate and Acrylic Glass: Polycarbonate and acrylic glass is not a silica based glass like laminates, tempered, or annealed units. They are made up of synthetic polymers that mimic the look of glass. These glazing alternates also come in frosted versions which can appear cloudy in nature.
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