FEB 29, 2016

Why should you double glaze?

What are Double Glazed Windows

Double glazing windows are windows that have two panels of glass within the same frame. These two panels of glass are separated by roughly 20mm of gas, which is either air or most commonly argon (a nontoxic gas). It is that gap between the two glass panels that provides the insulation against the cold. This is compared to more traditional windows which only have one panel of glass in the frame.

What are the Benefits of these windows?

The most common benefit double glazed window people will think of and arguably most significant benefit is the insulation properties they poses. The windows are extremely energy efficient and keep your home warmer than it would be if you didn’t have them. Double glazed windows also offer reduced draughts and cold spots whilst also reducing condensation on your windows. With insulation comes saving money, it is said that double glazed windows save around £120 up to £160 each year when compared with a single glazed window and in this current economic state, who doesn’t want to save a bit of money?!

As already mentioned, they able to reduce the loss of heat from your home but they are also able to stop heat from entering your house in the summer. This is because it reduces the amount of radiated heat gain when compared to single glazed windows. Again this property ensures that you are able to save money on your cooling bills as well as your heating bills!

Another benefit of double glazed windows is that they also are effective at reducing noise pollution that enters your home. Making them ideal for people who live on a busy street with a large amount of noise from passing vehicles, this gives the user a feel that they have that privacy that every house owner wants.

Last but not least, double glazed windows are much more secure compared to traditional single glazed windows, meaning you can feel comfort that you are saving money with your new windows, but also that your valuables within your house are safer. This is due to the fact that there are simply two panels to break through compared to just the single panel.

Hopefully this post has shown people either why they should purchase double glazed windows or that if you have purchased them and they have sadly broken you should have them swiftly repaired by our company!





















Created on 29th February 2016
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