4 Fun Facts about Windows
You might not often stop to think about your home's windows, but windows actually have some interesting history behind them, from ancient civilizations to the modern day. When it's time to bring your windows into the modern era, make sure you entrust the installation to an experienced professional. At Dependable Glass, our technicians can help you with selecting the perfect windows for your desires and budget. Then we can complete a flawless installation. Here are four interesting facts about windows.
History of the Word "Window"
The English word "window" comes from the Old Norse word "vindauga," which combined the words for "wind" and "eye." Old Norse was spoken around the years 1150 to 1350. The word window first appeared in English in the 13th century.
Now that's a Lot of Windows
Dubai is home to the Burj Khalifa, which is the tallest building in the world, measuring 2,722 feet (over half a mile). In the Burj Khalifa, there are 24,348 windows, totalling 1,290,000 square feet of glass. By comparison, the Empire State Building has 6,500 windows.
First Glass Windows Came from Romans
It's believed that the first glass windows were produced around 100 A.D. by Romans who had taken up residence in Egypt. However, these windows weren't transparent in the way that we know them. They were extremely thick and basically impossible to see through.
Robotic Window Washers
Chicago's Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) is 1,729 feet tall at its tip and has over 16,000 windows. It would be incredibly dangerous to be the window washer on such a job, which is why robots handle this task. The tower has six window robots that run on tracks and clean the windows eight times per year.
Window Installation in Phoenix, AZ
If you're interested in installing new windows in your home or business, contact Dependable Glass at (623) 244-5612. Feel free to give us a call today to request a window installation quote in Phoenix!
Dependable Glass Blog
Posted: October 2021
Written and Published By MORBiZ
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