Beveled Glass vs. Leaded Glass – What’s the Difference?

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If you’re looking for a way to up the privacy of your home, beveled and leaded glass windows are definitely the way to go. These unconventional privacy solutions not only will make your home look fantastic, but also provide just the right level of concealment so you can still soak up the sun, without having to worry about nosey neighbors and random strangers watching you.

Both beveled and leaded glass windows are stunning choices for Fort Collins homes, but there are some differences between the two. In this article, we’ll discuss the main characteristics of each so you can decide which is the best option for you.

Similarities & Differences Between Beveled and Leaded Glass Windows

Everyone loves a bright, cheerful room that’s full of tons of natural light. But no one likes having their home on display. By replacing the flat glass in your windows with beveled or leaded glass, you can create privacy without making your Fort Collins home dark inside. But while these two styles look very similar, there are some differences between the two of them. Let us explain.

Textured Glass

Both beveled and leaded glass windows use textured glass. It’s this texture that distorts views and gives them the ability to create privacy. Ever held a clear gem or rock up to the light and tried to look through? You can’t quite make out the shapes on the other side. That’s what it’s like to look through textured glass.

Clear Glass

In addition to both having textured glass, most beveled and leaded glass windows use clear, or colorless, glass instead of stained glass. This makes them a little bit easier to work in with different styles of home decor and architecture.

Bevel Clusters

The major difference between leaded glass and beveled glass is that leaded glass uses solely textured glass while beveled glass also incorporates bevels made out of flat glass. Bevels are smaller pieces of glass that have been carved at the edge to give them a prismatic appearance. They look lovely when the light shines through. The bevels are arranged in an interesting design for added style and artistic flare. The advantage is, the homeowner can look through the bevels to see what’s on the other side of their windows. So if someone rings the doorbell, you can take a quick peak and see who’s there.

Which Is Best?

Which option is best for you depends on how much privacy you want and need. Do you want total seclusion? Leaded glass may be the better option then. If you want to see through your windows just a little, then made a window with custom bevel clusters is the better choice for you.

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