Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Why Install Double Glazed Windows In Your Home?

What are double glazed windows?

Double glazed glass is an insulated glass unit that combines multiple glass panes to form a single window system. IGU systems can be made of two or more panes of glass; double glazed windows are made of only two panes. The two glass panes are separated by a spacer, a still layer of gas or air. The glass is fitted into a wide window frame to accommodate the two glass panes to form the window. Double glazed windows come in a variety of styles and features.

Choosing double glazed windows

The space between the two windowpanes is crucial to the functionality of the window. Most spaces between the two panes range between 6 to 20mm. The recommended space for optimal performance is 12mm. A gap of 150mm or over is recommended for acoustic control but these gaps reduce insulating performance. Such windows are only recommended for places with high noise pollution such as factories and airports.

The space between the two panes of glass is filled with air or gas and fully sealed. The glass acts as an insulator, which limits the transfer of cold air in your home. The thermal and acoustic performance also increases when the space is filled with gas. Argon is the most popular spacer since it has low conductivity properties.

Advantages of double glazed windows

What are double glazed windows?

Double glazed glass is an insulated glass unit that combines multiple glass panes to form a single window system. IGU systems can be made of two or more panes of glass; double glazed windows are made of only two panes. The two glass panes are separated by a spacer, a still layer of gas or air. The glass is fitted into a wide window frame to accommodate the two glass panes to form the window. Double glazed windows come in a variety of styles and features.

Choosing double glazed windows

The space between the two windowpanes is crucial to the functionality of the window. Most spaces between the two panes range between 6 to 20mm. The recommended space for optimal performance is 12mm. A gap of 150mm or over is recommended for acoustic control but these gaps reduce insulating performance. Such windows are only recommended for places with high noise pollution such as factories and airports.

The space between the two panes of glass is filled with air or gas and fully sealed. The glass acts as an insulator, which limits the transfer of cold air in your home. The thermal and acoustic performance also increases when the space is filled with gas. Argon is the most popular spacer since it has low conductivity properties.

Advantages of double glazed windows

Double glazed windows are mainly installed for temperature control. They help keep the heat out during summer and the cold out during winter. These double glazed windows reduce heat loss through their insulative properties, which makes it easier for your HVAC system to maintain a steady temperature indoors.

Double glazed windows also reduce the condensation that occurs when the cold air meets a warm surface making your windows look cloudy. The spacer gas or air between the glass panels keeps the glass at room temperature and this eliminates condensation and dampness in the home. Condensation is one of the most common reasons for deterioration of wood windows. Reducing condensation can help prolong the life of your windows.

The two layers of glass dilutes noise as it passes through the glass and the air gap. Furthermore, laminated glass can reduce noise dramatically. This makes your indoor environment quieter as it is not contaminated by outside noises. The larger the cavity between the two layers of glass, the more noise reduction properties the window has.

Double glazed windows enhance the resale value of your home too. Double glazed windows are a huge update to your home as they make it more energy efficient. They also give it a more modern look. Changing your old windows is a great way to revamp your home for resale.

You can also get double glazed windows with UV protection to deflect UV rays that often cause fading on upholstery and sun damage to your furnishings. Tinted windows also lower the penetration of UV light into your home.
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