Glazing Options

West Coast Windows offers several types of window glazing to meet requirements for energy efficiency, privacy, security, safety, noise reduction and budget.

Clear Glass

has traditionally been the choice for windows. We design clear glass windows, but with the development of improved glazing to help control heat loss and condensation, we recommend LoE glass.

Low Emissivity Glass (LoE)

delivers the ultimate in performance and clarity. We offer Cardinal LoE 366 glass, which adds a third coating to provide the ideal balance of solar control and energy savings.

Tempered Glass

is extremely strong and often used for its safety characteristics because on impact it shatters into small pieces. Tempered glass reduces the likelihood of injury in the event of breakage in applications like patio doors, side lites, and bathroom enclosures for showers and tubs.

Laminated Glass

is an extremely strong safety glass that is highly effective in reducing noise. It also eliminates 99.9% of ultraviolet rays, providing the highest degree of UV protection for home furnishings, carpets and drapes.

Obscure Glass

provides the ultimate in privacy while still allowing abundant light into a room. It is used in applications like bathroom windows, offices and other areas where privacy is required.

Tinted Glass

is a transparent plastic film or metallic laminate which is applied to glass windows to give privacy and insulation from the sun. Because window film is applied to finished glass, it is easier to install and less costly than chemically altered specialty glass. Tinted glass costs a little more than regular windows, but can reduce energy loss by as much as 30-50%.

Divided Lites

creating the luxurious feel of individual glass lites through the use of externally applied vinyl or wood and pewter shadow bars between the glass.

Simulated Divided Lites (SDLs) come in all custom colours and can be used to achieve the classic beauty of a heritage look or the bold styling of a modern design.


are vertical or horizontal bars, used to separate glass in a sash into multiple lites. They are also called window dividers or grilles.

They are applied between the panes of glass only and come in a number of different colours and dimensions.

Muntin bars create unique patterns and dynamic reflections of light.

Art Glass

enhances the dramatic appeal of accent or specialty windows. They can also be used as transoms or side lites. With endless design possibilities, the ability to reflect personal taste and style is optimized.