When a window is frosted, what is it called? Is there a way to frost a window by yourself or will you need to have them replaced entirely or hire professionals? And are frosted windows considered to be outdated and thus out of fashion?
In this article, we’re going to answer these questions in more detail as we explore window frosting in greater depth. Read on if you’d like to learn more…
Window frosting is commonly referred to as “frosted glass” or “frosted window film”.
Frosted glass is typically produced by sandblasting a clear sheet of glass or acid etching it. This invariably creates a pitted surface on one side of the glass pain which subsequently renders it translucent, thus scattering any light that passes through and blurs the image. Frosted glass tends to have some 10-20% opacity, so while figures can somewhat be seen through frosted glass, details are impossible to discern, making them excellent for additional privacy in your home or property.
Frosted window film, however, is a window frosting technique whereby a sheet of material is applied to a clear pane of glass, thus obscuring the window and providing a very similar effect to frosted glass – absent the sandblasting or acid etching.
Of the two, frosted window film is the cheapest and easiest alternative.
So, how do you frost out a window? Can you apply window frosting to a window by yourself, or do you need to hire professionals? Naturally, as with anything, for the best possible finish, you are always better off hiring professionals. While there will be a labour charge involved, it’s a safe way to ensure that the window frosting process is taken care of absent any potential for mistakes. In any case, it is something that you can do by yourself with the correct equipment. Here’s a quick look at the process involved:
A common question is whether frosted windows are outdated. The short answer is no – particularly when window frosting for privacy. In fact, frosted windows are and likely always will be popular in residential bathroom windows. Certainly, frosted window film is a cheaper and easier alternative to having your windows replaced with frosted glass. Similarly, it’s better to apply frosted film as it’s a non-permanent solution that can easily be reversed if need be.
Other alternatives to frosted windows include:
We hope that you’ve found this article helpful. Don’t worry as to whether frosted glass is outdated and instead focus on the benefits that frosted window film can bring. Not only can you improve the overall aesthetic of your windows, but more importantly, you can stop people from looking into your property!