Obscure Glass Louver Window Blades

11 December 2015

Breezway Satina Glass Blades

One of the best reasons to use Breezway Altair Louver Windows in bathrooms is their ability to offer both privacy and ventilation simultaneously.

I’ve written about this before in the news article titled
Two practical reasons why Breezway should be used in the bathroom
mentioning aluminum and wood as blade options that allow you to cool or remove steam from bathrooms without letting your neighbours see more than intended.

Another great blade option for this is obscure glass which allows abundant natural light while still providing privacy.
Obscure glass has been available for decades but traditionally in the form of glass with patterning on one of the surfaces.

obscure glass

These days obscure glass with a flatter appearance tends to be more popular with this achieved by processing one face of the glass, or by a white laminating interlayer. Laminated glass though is not suitable for use in louver windows as the edges of laminated glass are exposed to weathering, which can cause the glass to de-laminate within a few years.

Breezway offers Satina glass for these applications:

Satina Glass
One surface of Satina glass is acid etched, giving it a very smooth, attractive finish. Satina glass does show fingerprints but they can be cleaned off fairly easily. To clean off singer prints, use Windex Original or another cleaner with a 10% isopropanol detergent and water solution on a lint-free paper towel, frequently changing the paper pad surface to avoid simply spreading the fingerprints. Dab dry with clean sheets of paper towel.

Satina Glass breezway

It’s worth noting that the visual obscuring effect of the surface treatments increases as the distance between the glass and the object increases. Objects touching the Satina glass appear clearly visible, but objects more than 5-14/16” from the glass are well obscured.

Satina glass

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