Self-cleaning glass to keep the sparkle in your home
If you’re looking for a hassle-free glass window option for your home, we’ve got just what you need with our range of ‘self-cleaning’ glass.
Unlike your standard glass products on the market, this clever and innovative product actively repels dirt. While this may seem like magic, the process happens via its own ‘self-cleaning’ system thanks to its unique coating. Ideal for windows and doors, this glass will not reduce your own cleaning time, but also your cleaning frequency.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does the glass clean itself?
Yes, but it depends. The process still very much depends on where the glass is placed. Self-cleaning glass typically needs UV light from the sun to harden surface dirt and rainwater to wash the flaky dirt away. So, if your glass is shaded and does not get much direct light or is constantly sheltered from the rain, the glass will not ‘clean itself’.
How effective is its ‘self-cleaning’?
Is it absolutely effective, especially if exposed to direct sunlight and rain. This means that sheltered locations are not ideal because the glazing requires UV rays and rain to ‘wash’ off the loose dirt. In the right location the glass is highly effective.
Are there different types?
There are several types of easy clean glass currently available. Some brands make their glass products smoother during production. Several other glass companies smooth their glass in a secondary process by applying a solution to the surface of the glass. This is much the same way as applying polish to your car. Both methods do the job and make it easier to keep the glass cleaner.
How does the coating solution work?
A transparent coating on the external surface of the glass harnesses the power of UV rays and rain (or water) to break down dirt and grime then wash it clean away. The coating is integrated into the surface of the glass and is exceptionally durable.
What brands or products should I use?
We stock a range of high reputable easy to clean glass products. Some of our most trusted suppliers include SmartGlass, SGG Bio-Clean, and Pilkington Activ Range.
What fittings and structures can I use it for?
Our self-clean systems will suit all glass surfaces within homes and commercial businesses. These include:
- shower doors
- Glass fences and railings
- Bifold doors
- Sliding doors
- Glass swimming pools
- Saunas and steam rooms
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Our Self-Cleaning Glass Products
Our range of self-clean glass is perfect for shower doors, glass doors, and windows. We offer:
Pilkington Activ Range
Pilkington Activ glass features a unique dual-action self-cleaning coating layered onto the external pane of glass. The coating reacts to natural daylight and then breaks down dirt, ensuring your windows stay cleaner for longer. The surface of Pilkington products is guaranteed to last as long as the overall life of the glass.
SGG Bio-Clean is an effective self-clean glass brand. Their products have the benefit of a secondary coating applied to the glass, which helps it stay exceptionally clean and clear come sunlight, wind, or rain.
A transparent coating is layered onto the external surface of these products to effectively harness the power of ultra-violet rays and rain (or water) to break down dirt and then wash it away. The coating is expertly integrated into the surface of the glass, making their products highly durable.
How to Maintain
While self-cleaning glass can ‘clean itself’, it still needs some maintenance from time to time. The best way to clean it is with a mild glass-cleaning product and clean water. This can be applied with a soft cloth, non-abrasive sponge, chamois leather, or a non-metal window squeegee.
Cleaning your glass with help prevent any dirt or abrasive particles which can cause scratches or damage the coating. You can also use vinegar to remove stubborn marks but make sure that it is washed off properly after application.
Try not to use harsh chemical products such as soda, bleach, and washing powder.
Our Clean Glass Commitment
Clean glass can make any home instantly looks great, which is why we promote self-clean glass. It’s important for us to help homeowners across the UK take pride in their homes. And this can easily be achieved simply by keeping your windows and doors dirt-free.
Let us help you raise the profile of your property with our range of self-cleaning glass products. We also conduct installations across the UK.