Exactly what is “Self Cleaning Glass”?
Solar energy is used to activate a hydrophilic and photocatalytic coating on one side of self-cleaning glass. To keep your windows clean, the photocatalytic action decomposes any organic dirt that lands on them.
Self-cleaning glass can either be hydrophobic or hydrophilic. Water droplets roll down the glazing of both types of windows, cleaning them. Titania-based hydrophilic coatings, on the other hand, have an additional property that allows them to chemically break down absorbed dirt in sunlight. Below, we will examine the specifics of these various glazing options.
If you have self-cleaning glass, how long do you think it will last?
Self-cleaning glass may seem like a miracle solution, but it won’t eliminate the need for regular window cleaning altogether. Self-cleaning windows are the most hassle-free option. Self-cleaning glass can have the same lifespan as your windows if you take care of it. We guarantee that our self-cleaning glass will last as long as the glass itself.
Hydrophilic Self Cleaning Glass
Similar to the leaves of a lotus flower, hydrophilic self-cleaning glass is referred to as having the “lotus effect,” which essentially means that it has very high water repellency. When exposed to UV light, the titanium dioxide coating on the glass generates electrons that decompose organic dirt into particles small enough to be washed away by rainwater.
The effectiveness of this glass can be visualised by comparing it to a non-stick frying pan. Hydrophilic self-cleaning glass panels create a non-stick surface from which water readily drains without leaving streaks. These window coatings are effective against both organic and inorganic grime, and they are also scratch-resistant. With hydrophilic self-cleaning glass, you can put off washing your windows until much later.
Photocatalytic Self Cleaning Glass
The difference between hydrophilic self-cleaning glass and photocatalytic self-cleaning glass is merely an additional coating. This additional coating of titanium dioxide uses photo catalytic decomposition to remove dirt from glass when exposed to sunlight. When it rains, the grime is washed away. If it’s dry outside, you can easily keep your windows spotless by hosing them down.
Because of the glazing’s coating, water that hits it disperses into a thin film and quickly runs off, taking any loose dirt with it. Since the water drains out in a uniform pattern, the rain won’t leave any streaks on your windows, and they’ll dry in no time. Self-cleaning windows made of photocatalytic glass have a durable coating that lasts for many years.