There are a few non-negotiables when it comes to comfort within your home, and one of them is warmth. There is nothing better than being greeted by a cosy home at the end of a long day at work. Especially in the cold months! But did you know, there is more to heating your home than simply turning up the thermostat? Your windows are one of the biggest issues when it comes to losing valuable heat from your home. This is where double glazing or commercial glazing excels. There are so many benefits, including heat retention that these windows can offer. Read on as we find out more.
If you have not yet upgraded to double glazing, or you require an emergency repair, commercial glazing can provide the help that you need so you can get the most from your home.
What is double glazing?
Double glazing is one of the most modern types of windows that is featured in homes around the world. It is made up of two panes of glass in a frame that has gas in between each which acts to keep the heat in your home. Over the years, it has replaced single glazing. It is stronger, and more effective when it comes to heating, reducing condensation and improving the security of your home.
Most recently, there has been an improvement when it comes to double glazing with triple glazing. Opinions are divided on this type of glazing, as it is said that you won’t feel the benefit unless you live in an extremely cold country. Either way, both types of windows are great for keeping the heat in your home. So you can stay toasty when you need it most. Below, we’ll look at how they work.
How does double glazing work?
Double glazing features two panes of glass, each separated by a layer of argon gas. This gas is used as it is a poor heat conductor, meaning that the warm air in your house cannot escape through the window. The second pane of glass adds an extra element of security and noise reduction. So, not only can you benefit from the warmth, but peace and quiet, and enhanced security too. Here are a few of the benefits that you’ll find if you have double-glazed windows in your home.
What are the benefits?
- Keeps the heat in: One of the most notable benefits of double glazing is that it keeps the heat in your home. The gas trapped between the two panes of glass prevents heat from escaping. This means you can heat your home in the winter and not have to worry about warmth escaping through your windows.
- Less condensation: Double-glazed windows can prevent moisture from building up due to the seal that is in place around the window. Other windows may not have this seal. Therefore, they will become damp and may result in mould being present within the pane.
- Energy saving: Because of the way that double glazing works, you can use less energy to heat your home as less will escape through gaps in your windows. This means you can keep the heat in, allowing your home to feel warmer when using less energy. Double glazing can reduce your bills.
- Safety: Other than the heating benefits, double glazing also comes with safety benefits. They are strong, so are harder to smash and breakthrough. Intruders will also be deterred when they realise that your home features double glazing.
- Noise: If you live in a particularly noisy, built-up area, double glazing means you can live peacefully. Hopefully, without any annoying outside noises during the day, or at night when you’re trying to sleep.
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