What is a self-cleaning window?

What is a self-cleaning window?

July 12, 2021, 03:16 PM

Self-cleaning windows have glass that stays cleaner much longer than regular glass because of the special surface of the glass pane. The glass is covered with a thin layer of titanium dioxide, which is activated when hit by ultraviolet rays. This causes a series of chemical reactions that help remove dirt encrusted on the glass.

First, organic dirt particles that are stuck on the windows are broken down into smaller pieces.

When it rains, the water drops tend to cluster in large drops that drip and leave traces when they dry. But on self-cleaning glass, water reacts differently with because of this thin layer. It spreads over the glass more evenly, and slips under organic debris that have been decomposed. Thus, rain water dislodges and carries in its wake all the dirt. It is a continuous process that always keeps your glass cleaner!

Here is a video that shows how self-cleaning windows work.

Self-cleaning window


For more information about self-cleaning windows, contact us or your local Vinylbilt dealer/distributor.