FAQ Vario Privacy Glass
Our prices depend on many variables. Therefore, we price each project individually. To get an estimate please let us have the measurements of the panel you need, or at least a rough estimate of the total square footage needed.
A very long time. According to our tests, if you switch the glass on and off 50 times a day for 25 years, the glass would still be working.
Privacy glass is basically a liquid crystal film sandwiched between 2 sheets of glass.
To get a sample please send us an email to [email protected] Privacy Glass 10" x 13" samples can be plugged into the wall to observe the function of the glass. A $100 credit card deposit is required to receive a sample. The amount is reimbursed if you return the sample within 2 weeks. You can also choose to hold on to the sample.
Our maximum production sizes are 71” x 144”.
Yes, Vario Privacy Glass can be installed in humid areas. The electrical transformer, however, must be installed in a dry place. The wires should be insulated with silicone at their connecting ends to make sure everything is watertight.
Yes. We will fabricate the Vario Privacy doors along with the necessary cut-outs.
Vario Privacy Glass is transparent when it’s on. However, depending on the lighting and angle you can expect a little haze.
No, Vario Privacy is a green product and consumes only 2.7W/m2.
Yes. You can choose any color for your privacy glass. However, keep in mind that whether it's in the on or off state, the glass will always be that color you chose.
Yes. We have an application for exterior windows that we call "Vario Privacy Thermo". Besides the privacy option, it also serves as a heat insulator.
Yes. We do carry a self adhesive film that can be installed on your existing glass; it will have the same function as the privacy glass.
Vario offers a 5 year warranty on the Vario Privacy Glass and a 1 year warranty on the film.
Vario Privacy Glass can be installed like any other standard glass. However, a specified type of silicone and hardware should be used. Also, a certified electrician should be on site to handle the electrical wiring.
Yes. Vario Privacy Glass can be used as a screen for retro projection.
Yes. Vario Privacy Glass can be curved. Please click here to see an example of one our curved privacy glass projects. https://varioglass.ca/snc-lavalin-conference-room/
Yes. Vario Privacy Glass can be produced in all different shapes.
Yes. Vario undertakes both residential and commercial projects.
Yes. Vario Privacy is available in both double and triple panes.
The standard thickness for Vario Privacy Glass is 13mm. The standard thickness for Vario Privacy Thermo is 23mm. Additional thicknesses are also available upon request.
For projects located in countries that have 220 Volts as a standard for outlets, we can provide transformers that will convert your building current to the required voltage for the glass to function properly. Our glass samples have been made for 110V current however, so you will require an adapter and a converter to make it work on a 220V outlet.