House Windows - Self-cleaning

Put the chore of window cleaning behind you thanks to low-maintenance, self-cleaning glass!

How does it work?

A transparent coating on the outside of the glass harnesses the power of both sun and rain to efficiently remove dirt and grime.

Exposure to the UV rays present in daylight triggers the decomposition of organic dirt and prevents mineral dirt from adhering to the surface of the glass. It also turns it “hydrophilic” meaning that when it rains the water sheets across the glass, without forming droplets, rinsing away the broken down dirty residues.  
Only a small amount of sunlight is required to activate the coating so the self-cleaning function will work even on cloudy days.  A simple rinse of water during dry spells will help keep windows clean.


Self-cleaning glass does not need to be cleaned as frequently as normal glass. However it is not 100% maintenance free. It is kept clean using natural elements present in UV light from the sun and rain so the “chore” of window cleaning is considerably reduced.

  • Less frequent cleaning – windows stay cleaner for longer
  • Much easier cleaning – less dirt and grime adheres to the glass.
  • Save money – the cost of window cleaning is reduced
  • Ideal for hard to reach areas – such as roofs
  • Permanent coating – lasts the lifetime of the window itself.
  • Environmentally friendly – less frequent use of water and detergents 
Self-cleaning glass can be combined with many other products for multi-functional glazing, such as thermal and solar control, noise reduction and enhanced safety and security.
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