Beat the Autumn Blues with Self-Cleaning Glass

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Beat the Autumn Blues with Self-Cleaning Glass

10 Nov 2020
Now that the weather's cooled down, we’re all hoping to enjoy some autumn sun and keep as much light as we can in our homes whilst also keeping them warm - and for many of us that means investing in new windows.
Recent research commissioned by Pilkington reveals almost two thirds of us (63%) say having lots of natural sunlight in their home is very important, with another 71% installing new windows as part of their mission to get the 'perfect home'.

But once you've made the decision, autumn and winter weather can make it hard to keep even new glazing clean. For anyone looking to revamp existing conservatories, skylights and patio doors or to install new ones, considering a self-cleaning glass is a must.

Pilkington Activ™, is the UK's first self-cleaning glass making it ideal for use on high, exposed or hard to reach parts of the home.

Using natural elements like rain and sunshine, the Pilkington Activ™ range breaks down organic dirt that gathers on windows or glass roofs. The dirt is then loosened, and the remaining residue washed off by the rain, thanks to the clever photo-catalytic and hydrophilic properties of the glass leaving a cleaner, streak-free glazing.

And it's not just new windows that can make a home feel more spacious and brighter. Adding bi-fold doors or extensions like conservatories or orangeries will naturally let more light in but they can all require a lot of cleaning. And the solar control properties of Pilkington Activ™ will ensure you have a comfortable environment all year around.

Pilkington Brand & Marketing Communications Manager, Julia Berkin, said; "It doesn't come as any surprise that most of us would like our homes to let in more light, and thinking of unique ways to incorporate glazing and windows is a popular way to achieve this.

"The self-cleaning properties of our Pilkington Activ™ range allows homeowners to achieve a more inviting home while not having to constantly be concerned about the cleanliness of their new windows or glass extensions. After all, it's good to know that the elements are taking care of part of the window cleaning for you?".