Glass is a vital part of building design because it allows direct transmittance of natural light. Dirty glass increases energy requirements and operating costs of buildings. It also reduces ‘daylighting’, which affects the wellbeing and productivity of building occupants.
It is therefore crucial to keep glass looking and performing like new for longer – with its original visibility, clarity and cleanliness. Ordinary, unprotected glass is a high maintenance construction material that will suffer from damage by dirt during handling, storage, transport, installation and use. For both architectural and solar panel glass, reduced frequency and ease of cleaning is essential.
The simplest and most cost-effective solution is prevention – applying a surface treatment when the glass is new and pure that is durable and ‘non-stick’ or non-reactive. ClearShield® provides that solution.