JAN 23, 2014

Think you know everything about double glazing? Think again

What is double glazing?

Manufactured from two separate panes of glass, separated by a layer of air or gas and sealed together, double glazing is considered to be one of the more effective ways to keep your home energy efficient. Single layers of glass do provide insulation, but duel layers double the energy efficiency of your home. Especially important in the winter months, double glazing can be fitted to all windows in the home.

The glass panes of double glazing

Double glazed windows have a layer of air or gas to seal the windows together. The glass features a specially-coated surface that repeatedly emits the trapped warmth in the air around the interior environment, and prevents excessive heat from entering the environment throughout the warm summer months. Double glazing has grown become a staple fixture in homes across the globe.

A wealth of different types can be used to create double glazed windows. Homeowners have the choice of standard double glazing options or decorative, bespoke designs. It’s accepted that high performance, Low Emissivity glass is the most glazing option for homeowners.

Low Emissivity Glass Outlined

With a metallic air, almost invisible to the naked eye embedded in the pane of glass, surrounded by a coating of a range of different glazes low emissivity glass is suited to climates without extremes of temperature.

High Solar Grain Glass Outlined

Homeowners whom reside in climates of extremes in temperature tend to opt for high solar grain glass. Those that suffer from extremely cold winter temperatures and cooler winters benefit from high solar grain glass. They reduce heat loss and increase the retained natural heat that passes through the windows or doors.

Double Glazed Windows and Inert Glass

Double glazed windows which are manufactured using an inert gas as opposed to a sealed pocket of air are considered to be better insulators. Argon gases are a popular choice for the sealing as they allow less heat to escape as they have a higher density, providing a more effective buffer for air. Factory double glazed windows are sealed airtight. This further enhances the insulation and eliminates the potential for condensation to form between the panes.

Some Benefits to Consider

Double glazed windows will increase the value of your home. They will both conserve the energy of your home and reduce costly energy bills, keeping your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. They insulate your home against noise pollution and the duel panes of glass increase the security of your home by creating an extra noise barrier. Those with UV coated windows will protect your furnishings become faded after prolonged exposure to the sun.

Choosing to install double glazing in your home is a decision that you won’t regret. The benefits simply cannot be ignored.

Created on 23rd January 2014
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