There are so many options to choose from when purchasing replacement windows for your San Diego home. You can get an upgraded sound suppression package, add decorative grids to your glass, or get window frames in a color other than white. But here’s an option that we don’t talk a lot about: obscured glass for your replacement windows.
What Is Obscured Glass?
Obscured glass is a specialty type of glass that is placed in a window unit instead of traditional clear glass. It comes in different patterns and textures and is sometimes called privacy glass. Some types of obscured glass you’re probably familiar with are frosted glass, reeded glass (also known as fluted or ribbed glass), rain glass, and hammered glass. All of these types of obscured glass can add architectural interest, as well as privacy to your home.
Windows with Obscured Glass for Privacy in Your San Diego Home
There are probably certain rooms in your house in which you want a little extra privacy, but still want to let in natural light. Windows with obscured glass are a great choice for those rooms! People have used obscured glass in bathroom windows for many years, but you also may want to consider adding it to the windows in other rooms as well. Maybe you have a bedroom with a window that faces the street or a window that your neighbors can see directly into from their home. Installing a window with obscured glass in rooms like these can help give you the privacy you desire.
Yes, you can have window treatments installed to give you privacy, such as blinds, curtains, or plantation shutters. But not everyone is fond of window treatments. They get dusty and can be a pain to clean. Blinds can trap insects behind them, causing your windows and windowsills to get dirtier faster. Window treatments can also be expensive because they often need to be custom made to fit your windows. Obscured glass can eliminate the need for blinds or curtains altogether!
Other Benefits of Obscured Glass
Typically, obscured glass is thicker than traditional clear glass. This means that it is stronger and less prone to breakage, but it also means that it can be more energy efficient. Obscured glass can help keep your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, allowing you to save on your cooling and heating costs.
Obscured glass can also be a stylish addition to a room. For example, reed glass looks great in an art deco-style bathroom, while hammered glass can be a great addition to a mid-century modern bathroom.
Obscured glass can be added to just about any of the styles of windows we sell and can be added to just one replacement window or multiple.
If you’re not sure what type of obscured glass would be best for your particular San Diego home, BM Windows can help! We are window experts and have helped many San Diego homeowners select decorative features for their windows that enhance their homes.
Contact us today to set up an appointment with one of our San Diego replacement window experts!