How Does Double Glazing Work?
We all know just how cold the British climate can be, and when you consider that most of the heat lost in the winter escapes through the windows. The windows are not open, of course, yet a single pane of glass provides a great heat transfer path, and with around 8-10 windows in a house, that is quite a lot of heat lost.
- Hermetically Sealed Double Glazed Units – While simply adding a second pane of glass would result in lower heat loss, the optimum way to introduce a new layer is to use a 20mm spacer, then hermetically seal the unit, so the atmosphere cannot enter, and the heat transfer through this unit is minimal.
- Bespoke Solutions – There are no off-the shelf solutions with double glazed replacement windows, as each unit is made to very precise dimensions, ensuring a perfect fit. Whether you are looking to install double glazing in Dorchester or Poole, an online search will bring up a list of local suppliers.
- Thermal Barrier – With uPVC frames, the double glazing is resistant to condensation, as there is a thermal barrier made from a resin, which separates the outer and inner glass surfaces, which eliminates condensation.
- Toughened Safety Glass – This is now standard in the industry, which is not only safer, it boosts your home security. The average burglar is very aware of how difficult it is to force entry through uPVC windows, especially as each opening has a lock.
Installing double glazing in your home will never be cheap, but it is a good long-term investment that will give you many years of added comfort and energy saving.