About Window Glazing

Did you know that homes cause around 28% of all carbon dioxide emissions? With double glazing helping to keep the inside of home and office temperature regulated, then your heating bills should also be reduced.

Double glazing is a window whereby two panes of glass are separated by a narrow space in between. The space is filled with air (or a specific type of gas) which acts as an insulator. This insulation factor allows double glazing to significantly improve your indoor living comfort. In addition, it also helps alleviatie external noise pollution. It is estimated that around 50% of a room's heat loss occurs through single glass windows. Conversely, in the warmer weather, the insulating factor will assist in keeping the inside of your home cooler. If you live near a busy road, you can cut down the interruption from traffic noise substantially. Double glazing also adds an additional level of security to your home as the windows as entrance points are now double protected.

Energy efficient glazing
All dwellings lose heat through their windows and so considering energy wise double glazing is an effective and practical way to maintain comfortable temperatures inside as well as keeping your energy bills down.  Double glazed windows use two sheets of glass, with an air gap between them to form an insulation barrier. 

There are a number of options to consider in regards to materials and styles. These options will also offer you different amounts of energy efficiency, and will be dependent on other aspects such as the angle and direction that they face towards the sun. 

Double glazing offers you the benefits of:

  • Reduced energy bills
  • Reduced impact on the environment
  • Regulated temperatures inside your home
  • Reduced noise pollution
  • Reduced condensation

Consider the following when replacing windows

  • How energy efficient are the windows?
  • Energy ratings are available for windows, just like your electrical goods.
  • How many layers of glass do you need?
  • Single, double and triple layer options to suit your location and situation

What type of glass is best?
Some glass offers an unnoticeable metal oxide coating to assist in the insulation process.

What’s between the panes?

Different types of gas are used to fill the gap between the panes.

What keeps the panes apart?

Pane spacers set around the inside edges keep the two panes of glass apart, and those containing little or no metal are often known as “warm edge” spacers.

Which frame suits your home?

The most common types are uPVC, aluminium and wooden frames and your choice will be dependent upon your home and personal preference

Do you need ventilation?

Replacement windows will be more airtight than the original single glazed frames and condensation may build up in your house due to the reduced ventilation.

Installation and maintenance 
When you plan an installation, you need to know about building regulations and what to do if double glazing doesn’t suit your property, as well as how to maintain your windows. When you think about replacement glazing, you need to make sure your windows are installed correctly and comply with all the relevant regulations. By speaking to a professional glazier, you can be assured that you are getting expert advice and recommendations. 

Speak to a professional glazing company today to find out more about installing new double glazing or converting your existing windows. They can provide you expert advice and recommendations about the best solutions to suit your and your family.

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