COMMUNITY FORUM

londonmlle

05:13AM | 02/17/07
Member Since: 02/16/07
1 lifetime posts
Bvwindows
Based on architect recommendation, we ordered Pilkington Optilam Phon 8.8mm + Optitherm SN 4mm (16mm inbetween). The result is a VERY green colored glass which changes the lighting in our home, making it grey and depressing. What is the cause of this? How can I fix it?

Oberon

05:34AM | 02/18/07
Member Since: 05/13/05
40 lifetime posts
Pilkington Optilam Phon is a laminated glass - used primarily for sound control but it is also a nice bit of additional security and safety.

The Optilam could have been manufactured using either green glass or a green PVB interlayer. Either of which would account for the green tint - obviously.

Optitherm SN is Pilkington's softcoat LowE product (not to be confused with Pilkington's K glass which is a hardcoat LowE coating and which is much more common in your part of the world.

In general, the Optitherm SN shouldn't make the glass look green although Pilkington's softcoat isn't quite as color-neutral as some other softcoats on the market. Unless the coating was applied to a green-glass substrate, I wouldn't expect the Optitherm to be than noticeable.

I would suggest asking the architect if he specified green tint somewhere in the IG make-up.
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Painting your front door a striking color is risky, but it will really grab attention. Picking the right shade (and finish... Built on a rocky island in the Drina River, near the town of Bajina Basta, Serbia, this wooden house was cobbled together ... Large steel-framed windows flood the interior of this remodeled Michigan barn with daylight. The owners hired Northworks A... Edging formed with upside-down wine bottles is a refreshing change. Cleverly and artistically involving recycled materials... A Washington State couple called on BC&J Architects to transform their 400-square-foot boathouse into a hub for family bea... Similar to the elevated utensil concept, hanging your pots and pans from a ceiling-mounted rack keeps them nearby and easy... For windows, doors, and mirrors that could use a little definition, the Naples Etched Glass Border adds a decorative flora... The thyme growing between these stepping stones adds a heady fragrance to strolls along this lush, low-maintenance garden ... Decoupage is an easy way to add any paper design to your switch plate, whether it is wallpaper, scrapbook paper, book page... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Reluctant to throw away any of those unidentified keys in your junk drawer? Hang them from a few chains attached to a simp... A stripped-down model, sans screened porch, starts out at $79,000. Add the porch, a heated floor for the bath, and all the... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp2