Double Glazed Windows

Mar 31, 2020

Do you want a home that’s quieter, makes your family more comfortable, and helps you save on your energy bills?

Double glazed windows can:

  • Improve the energy efficiency and comfort of your home.
  • Improve the energy rating of your home and can reduce the cost of heating and cooling, and contribute to a reduction in greenhouse gases;
  • Reduce the level of noise entering your home;
  • Reduce or even eliminate the need for window coverings depending on where privacy is required;
  • Reduce condensation;
  • And, increase security.

In addition to greater comfort, safety and security in your home, double glazed windows increase the value of your property.

What is double glazing?

Double glazed windows have two panes of glass that are bonded by a spacer and separated by a hermetically sealed argon gas filled space. Gases like argon allow less heat to escape and less cold to enter because they have a higher density. The hermetically sealed space and the additional pane of glass provide insulation against heat loss, heat gain and sound.

What are the benefits of double glazing?

There are a number of benefits to using double-glazed windows in your home. The most significant is the improved thermal performance of your home which reduces energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions.

Double-glazed windows reduce the loss of heat from the home in the winter and the innermost panel of the glass is closer to room temperature.

In summer, double glazing helps to reduce the amount of radiated heat gain, therefore decreasing the amount of heat entering the home. Generally, the insulation properties of double glazing are so great that you may save significant amounts of money on your heating or cooling bills while also significantly reducing the carbon footprint of your home.

Double-glazed windows are also great for reducing the amount of ambient noise that enters your home. This is really beneficial if you live on a busy street, under a flight path, or generally just want more peace and quiet in your home.

Double-glazed windows can also reduce or even eliminate the need for window coverings, depending on whether privacy is an issue. With double-glazed windows you’ll only need light-weight or less expensive curtains or blinds if needed for privacy.

Another benefit of double glazing is it can reduce the condensation within your home. Many existing homes have problems with condensation on the inside of their windows during winter. This condensation is usually the result of warm humid air condensing on the relatively cold surface of single pane glass. Double glazing will help to eliminate this condensation — even in bathrooms. A common cause of deterioration of timber windows is due to internal condensation. Double glazing will eliminate this condensation problem and prolong the life of your windows.

Also, the use of thicker glass and safety glass in double-glazed products will improve the security of your home. And if you want an even more secure home, you can opt for a special laminated glass in your double-glazed units to further improve security.

Double glazed windows are the way of the future.

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