So what are Double Glazed Windows?
How do they improve the quality of inner environment of a building?
It’s simply a process in which a window is formed by using 2 panes of glass with a space between them. The space can be variable, usually 5 to 21 millimetres.
The trapped air, inert gas or partial vacuum between the panes acts as an effective layer of insulation. Double Glazed windows can save as much as 60% heat loss compared to single paned windows. (see this price guide)
Cold spots, and draughts which not only contribute to an overall reduction in temperatures within a room but which can also make sitting in certain parts of it less inviting are eliminated if the source was through or around the window frame.
Nothing looks worse than water streaming down window panes brought about by a marked difference in the internal and external temperature on either side of a window. Condensation is eliminated as the temperature difference is greatly reduced with the fitting of this type of window.
So too is noise. Whether the noise originates from any source outside the window or in fact from within the building the double panes ensure that the amount of noise passing through them is far less than the single paned window.
Benefits of uPVC double glazed windows
- Reduced heat loss
- Reduce noise from outside
- Condensation eliminated
- Reduced heating bills
- Better security
- Longer life span than single glazed
- Longer life span than softwood windows
- Internal beading for more security
- Multipoint locks for more security