The Benefits of Double Glazing

Double glazing quite simply means two panes instead of one. Modern double glazing commonly has a gap of 16mm between the panes and often an inert gas such as Argon, Xenon or Krypton sandwiched between the two panes.

Energy Efficiency

One of the main reasons people decide to replace their old windows is to benefit from improved energy efficiency and reduced heatings bills.

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Noise Reduction

Modern double glazing units are carefully constructed to eliminate drafts. This has the added benefit of considerably reducing noise pollution.

Increased Security

Undoubtedly, window security is at the very frontline of home security. Today’s double glazing comes with an array of locking mechanisms; Espagnolette locks and SAC (Security And Compression) shoot bolt systems, are among the most common. These complex locking systems together with reinforced hinges and internal beading, which prevent the frame being jimmied from the outside, all contribute to the safety of your home.

Less Condensation

Condensation is a natural response to the levels of water molecules in the air. Warm on the inside meets cold on the outside and condensation forms. Two panes of glass with a gas filler, watertight sealants and warm edge spacer bars (containing little or no metal) means that it’s less of a shock for the water molecules when they hit the warmer inner pane of glazing.