Maintaining a property in good shape is essential, not only to improve the functional aspects of the structure but also its aesthetics. Double glazing is a cost-effective alternative to enhance the appearance of buildings, which also doubles up as an excellent source of insulation.
How It Works?
The process of double glazing involves packing two glass panes into a single unit, allowing for some space between the panes to trap the heat within the structure and delaying its release, as a result. This unit is then housed firmly in conventional wooden frames or modern un-plasticised polyvinyl chloride (uPVC) frames that best complement the building structure.
The space between the glass panes is usually filled with air or even an inert gas, and treated with a drying agent to keep the medium dry. Glazed windows are always made to measurements to ensure a snug fit.
Glazing effects can also be customised to enhance the toughness or improve the UV protection, include solar control acoustic or lamination effects by accordingly using different types of glass panes in the unit.
Main Benefits of this approach
Vintage homes and listed establishments, as well as modern homes and offices can capitalise on the benefits of double glazing, given the fact that simply embellishing windows facing the exteriors can render the place both cosy and good-looking.
Double-glazed windows, when installed by trained professionals, do away with several insulation-related issues, especially the heating costs as well as moisture condensation.
Well-insulated, double-glazed interiors help save up to 60% of heat that is usually lost on single pane windows. Heaters are prevented from overworking, bringing down the carbon footprint in the process. Heating costs are reportedly cut down by about 10-12%, depending on the type and extent of insulation.
While uPVC frames may look trendy on modern buildings, traditional structures will do well to opt for aluminium or even timber frames, crafted to enhance, or neatly fall in place with the existing setting. Wooden frames do, of course, come at an extra price.
Contrary to common understanding, installation of this type of glazing is no longer a value-add process. It is a default choice when it comes to improving the form and function of newly built homes. However, those looking to cut down on heating bills, maintenance efforts, extra noise, dust and light, and also to add a touch of modernity to their homes, may well check out the various glazed window options available.
Opting for professional window installation services from reputed firms is the key to maximising the benefits derived from this process.
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