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How do double-glazed windows work?

Double glazing uses two panes of glass separated by a layer of argon gas to keep your home more energy efficient. The argon gas is a poor heat conductor and therefore keeps warm air from escaping, while the second pane of glass acts as a barrier to noise.

Both the warm air and the cold air are kept inside by double-glazing. In comparison to single glazing, which uses a single pane of glass to serve as a barrier between the inside and outside worlds, it lessens draughts and is a significant improvement. As everyone with single-glazed windows is probably aware, these lone panes can function as chilling units inside a home during the cold months.

Benefits of double-glazed windows

There are several advantages that double glazing can provide for homeowners, some of which are well recognised and others which are not. The advantages of double glazing that are better known include:

1. Increasing your home’s energy efficiency. You should do this to reduce your energy costs, among other things.
2. A home that is cosier in the winter and warmer in the summer.
3. Your home is less likely to be disturbed by outside noise, making it calmer.
4. Higher security standards, particularly when compared to single glazing

What does double glazing do?

Now that you are aware of what double glazing is and its history, you may be wondering what double glazing actually accomplishes. In addition to items like electronically operated windows and doors, double glazing provides a property with a number of passive advantages.

1. Reduces heat loss and drafts
2. Reduces build-up of condensation
3. Provides acoustic insulation
4. Increases security

Types of double glazing Windows –

Aside from being able to be built from materials like wood and aluminium, frames can now be made at huge sizes and function just as well visually and practically as uPVC thanks to modern technological advancements.

There are a few alternatives when it comes to the glass itself, including:

Low E Glass –

Low e-glass is one type of high-performance glass which has very good thermal insulation properties. Here we have given brief information on low e-glass, its types and pros and cons, which homeowners should know before buying glass for their house.

Float glass –

Float glass is a type of extremely smooth, distortion-free glass that is used to design other types of glass products, including laminated glass and heat-toughened glass. Unlike sheet glass, which obscures the user’s perspective, float glass offers a clear view thanks to its translucent nature and natural greenish colour.

Float glass is also capable of transmitting roughly 87 per cent of the incident light. Float glass gets its unusual name from the manufacturing technique, which involves dropping the molten glass into a bath of molten tin to make it float.

Laminated glass –

Double glazing involves adding an insulating layer between two separate glass panels, while laminated glass involves permanently bonding two distinct layers of glass. As opposed to an ordinary single pane of glass, double-glazed windows are reinforced with an extra layer to provide extra strength.

Toughened glass –

Toughened glass is glass that has undergone processes of controlled thermal treatment to increase its strength. Also known as ‘Tempered glass’, toughened glass is made from annealed glass that has been heated to approximately 650⁰C and then rapidly cooled, making it four times stronger than ordinary glass.

Now you’ve learnt some of our uPVC maintenance tips if you are looking to get uPVC windows and/or doors installed in your own home. Contact us now to enquire about our uPVC windows and doors and receive your free quote today.

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