The benefits of double glazed windows

Double glazed windows have a number of advantages of over their single glazed counterparts:

* Better insulating properties

* Superior noise reduction

* Energy saving

* Protection from sun damage

* Heat retention

Double glazing in Guildford consists of two panes of glass; both panes are set in a common window frame. The glass panes are separated with a gap of approximately three quarters of an inch. The gap between the panes is filled during manufacture with an inert gas and then the assembly is sealed. The gas used today is usually argon or krypton, in the past nitrogen was used but argon and krypton both have superior insulation qualities. Because there are two panes set within a common frame it is possible to install decorative panels in the void. When this is done the visual impression from both the inside and outside is that the windows are individual panes while in reality they are actually one large pane.

Cleaning multiple small window panes is tedious at best, a single pane with inserts makes cleaning easy and the inserts are protected from any detrimental effects of weather. The entire assembly stays as pristine as the day it was installed.

Other benefits of double glazing in Guildford:

Apart from the ease of maintenance and the excellent energy savings, double glazing has other benefits that single pane windows cannot touch.

Acoustic qualities:

Anyone who has a home near a busy street, a commercial centre or any densely packed neighbourhood will know the problems with noise pollution. If your home is along a busy street or perhaps near busy shops any type of acoustic insulation is a blessing, double glazing gives you this. Noise from the outside of your home is one thing, if you or a family member likes to enjoy a stereo at full volume, double glazing can contain the noise which can be just as much of a blessing to your neighbours. You can click here to get more details.

Condensation reduction:

Problems that you have been experiencing with condensation will be a thing of the past when you install double glazing in Guildford. The gap between the glass panes keep the cold out and the heat in, eliminating condensation.

Draught reduction:

Manufacturers produce double glazed windows as an integral unit. It makes no difference which frame the unit is installed in, the frames can be any size or shape and produced from differing materials such as PVC, aluminium or wood. When the double glazed assembly is installed in the frame it is done so with gaskets all around, this eliminates all draughts even when the windows are shut tight.

When you install double glazing in Guildford you will automatically get a number of positive benefits, including a considerable reduction in your fuel bill and a much quieter home. To discuss your double glazing needs you are invited to contact Allways Glazing Works.

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