Smart glass makes an immediate impact on people by going from clear to frosted with the flick of a switch, like magic. However, the advantages of using smart glass extend far beyond this cool switchable effect. In addition to providing instant privacy, smart glass provides soundproofing, security, lowers energy bills and overcomes many of the challenges of designing with glass.
Keep reading to learn why smart glass makes a great long term investment:
Switchable glass offers many benefits beyond privacy alone. It is laminated and tempered safety glass that acts as a barrier against forced entry. It also comes with built-in soundproofing.
Here is a breakdown of how much all the features of smart glass would cost if purchased individually:
Soundproofing: $100 per sqft
Tempered Glass: 10$ per sqft
Laminated Glass: $15 per sqft
UV Protection: $12 per sqft
Heat Gain Reduction: $15 per sqft
Projection Screen: $10 per sqft
Whiteboard: $5 per sqft
Motorized Blinds: $50 per sqft
Total Value: $217 per sqft
Smart glass provides a total value of $217 per square foot for an average price of $100 per square foot, over 50 % less than it would cost to purchase all these benefits separately. However, if the cost of our smart glass is not within your budget, you may be interested in our smart film product. Smart film is applied to existing glass, transforming it into switchable glass. This makes it the perfect retrofit option.
Long-Term Energy Savings
Smart glass can decrease the need for artificial light by making it easier for designers to incorporate glass buildings such as schools and offices, helping natural light reach more central areas without windows. When switched to opaque, smart glass still allows two thirds of the natural light through but blocks 99% of infrared and UV light, reducing heat transfer and the associated air conditioning costs. These factors can translate into significant energy savings over time.
Smart glass is much easier to clean than curtains or blinds that can harbor germs, dust and pathogens. Being able to quickly and easily clean surfaces is more important now than ever, especially in high traffic areas, public spaces and medical environments. Privacy curtains need to be removed to be washed or replaced entirely. Blinds are tedious to clean properly. Smart glass, on the other hand, is cleaned just like regular glass and can be cleaned as frequently as necessary. The glass can be further enhanced with antimicrobial coatings to prevent the transmission of pathogens.
The fact that smart glass is low-maintenance also translates into significant savings for medical facilities that spend a lot of time, energy and money on the cleaning and replacement of privacy curtains.
Always In Style
What makes for a fashionable window treatment one year can look outdated just five years later! This is particularly problematic for hotel chains where replacing curtains and blinds is very costly. One of the best things about smart glass is it is a minimalist window treatment that will not go in and out of fashion as trends come and go. This makes smart glass a smart long-term investment for any space, especially modern hotels.
Our smart glass product will last at least 100,000 hours when powered on, giving it a lifespan of over twenty years. In the case of smart glass, the switchable PDLC layer is sandwiched between two pieces of laminated and tempered glass, protecting it from the elements. This makes it more durable than our smart film, which is applied to the surface of existing glass. Both products are high quality, but we usually recommend smart glass for high traffic areas, public spaces and glass that will be exposed to the outdoors or high moisture.
Increased Property Value
Any investment in a property- whether is commercial or residential- will make the building more appealing and increase its value. After all, smart investments do indeed return profits. Smart glass adds property value by making the property more energy efficient, modern and spacious.
We are confident that our products are the highest quality on the market. That’s why we back our smart glass with a solid three year warranty and manufacturer guarantee.
The initial cost of smart glass pales in comparison to the long-term cost-effectiveness and benefits. By modernizing spaces, maximizing energy efficiency and reducing maintenance costs, smart glass acts as one of the most intelligent choices for both residential and commercial properties.
Are you considering installing smart glass in your home, office, school, medical facility or another space? Give us a call or contact us here. Smart Glass Country customizes each order to the clients exact specifications and we have dealt with all kinds of installation scenarios. You can trust us to give you great recommendations and supply you with premium quality switchable glass products.