Double-glazing, sometimes known as insulated glazing, consists of thin layers of glass placed together; however they are slightly separated by a small amount of air, which acts as the insulation. Two layers of glass are most commonly used, however, in more recent times some companies offer three layers for extra insulation.
Double-glazing has countless benefits and it is easy to see why it is an absolute essential investment for your home. Below are some of the top advantages of double-glazing, and the reasons why you should invest today.
Keeps the heat in and the cold out
The primary reason people buy double-glazing, and the largest benefit, is that it keeps the heat inside your house and the cold out. It is a lot easier to control the room temperature and you don’t have to worry about being too chilly in the winter months even when there’s snow on the ground. Ultimately, double-glazing will save you money because you won’t have to keep turning the heating up, therefore you will cut your costs.
Having the extra insulation means as well as keeping out the cold, it will also keep the noise to a minimum, which is particularly beneficial if you live close to a busy road or a rowdy pub!
Although double-glazing is not primarily made for extra security, there is no doubt that having double-glazing makes it a lot harder for thieves to break in. Having just one thin pane of glass can be relatively easy for someone to break and climb in, whereas multiple layers of glass fused together are a lot stronger.
Whilst the glass itself does act as extra security, it is really the frame and window locks that have the biggest effect. Therefore, make sure that you choose your window frames and locks wisely in order to maximise the security benefits of double glazing.
When single panes of glass are broken they often smash into long, sharp shards that are very dangerous and can cause a lot of damage as well as serious potential injury. Double glazed windows can be made out of a variety of glasses, each of which is a lot safer than the traditional singular glass pane.
One of the most popular options is security glass, which is particularly great when it comes to safety. If broken, security does not splinter into sharp strips, but simply shatters which means it presents no danger. However, ultimately, whatever glass you choose the simple fact that there are 2 or 3 panes means that they are less likely to smash because of their strength.
Another of the fantastic advantages of double-glazing is that it is tailored to your specific needs. This means that it will be made especially to fit your windows or doors, and you won’t have to worry about trying to find the right size
The styles and types of double-glazing are also completely up to you, so everything about investing in double-glazing is a tailor made and personal experience.
Double-glazing saves you money, keeps the heat in, keeps the cold and the noise out, and offers extra security and safety. These fantastic advantages speak for themselves; it is clear to see that double-glazing is a sound investment and a necessity for your home.
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Article by Natalie Moody