Is Dirty Glass Designed In?
Architects spend thousands of hours determine what kind of glass they and their
customers need to produce the desired effect. But what happens when that glass gets
dirty? Does that dirty glass still satisfy those needs? Absolutely not.
Drive through any commercial area and you’ll see “dirty” glass. Most often you see
drip marks or obvious areas on the windows where water had run across the glass.
These are noticeable because the rainwater often picks up minerals or other contaminants
from the surfaces surrounding the windows – the concrete of the building, the silicone
in the window mounting, the pollution in the air, and many other sources – and deposits
them right on that beautiful glass marring the look and destroying the desired effect.
Another common example is hard water stains caused by landscaping sprinklers.
Maintains the Beauty of the Design
More and more architects are specifying Diamon-Fusion® for their windows and other
glass, granite, tile, porcelain and quartz surfaces. Diamon-Fusion® keeps those
surfaces the way the architect, builder and customer envisioned them for longer
and requires less labor to keep them that way.
Diamon-Fusion® achieves this by making silica-based surfaces, such as glass, harder
to stain and easier to clean when they do get stained.
Diamon-Fusion® can be applied at the factory, on-site or even after those surfaces
have been installed. DFI’s licensees treat thousands of square feet of already installed
surfaces every day for those customers who were either unaware of Diamon-Fusion®
or decided against it only to regret it later.
Protects the Environment
Because Diamon-Fusion® treated surfaces resist staining, they don’t need to be cleaned
as often to maintain the beauty of the surface. A reduction in the cleaning required
means less water needs to be used for that purpose. Conserving that water helps
protect the environment and saves the building owner money today and into the future
(as fresh water becomes increasingly expensive). In addition, because Diamon-Fusion®
is “easy-to-clean”, significantly less of the cleaning solutions typically used
run into our streams, lakes and oceans.
Those interested in protecting the environment likely are aware of the LEEDS certification
through the U.S. Green Building Council for both New Construction and Existing Buildings.
Two areas where participants can earn points toward certification are increased
water efficiency and reduced chemical runoff. The use of Diamon-Fusion® can be presented
as contributing to both of these areas.
Plan Ahead by Specifying Diamon-Fusion®
If you are interested in specifying DFI technologies in any architectural projects
and wish to receive DFI's Product Guide Specification written in accordance with
the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Format, please complete our contact
form here, and in the comments section, let us know
you’re interested in receiving our Architectural Specification Guide.
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