Double glazing is a technique that is used to insulate gas layer, either through special dense gases between two layers of glasses or natural air. It allows enough light to get in as much as the single-glazed windows. But it is very good at holding heat. Double glazing has become common to many new homes, but it is still good to install in existing houses if the windows need a lot of repairs or replacing. If you wish to prioritize, you should install double glazing doors or windows, especially to the main heated places of your home and also large windows.
If you want the best performance, you should consider the following:
- Multiple layers of seals
You should look for the best deals to keep away noise, draughts, and moisture. The line between the glazing unit and the frame requires proper sealing. Spacers made of plastic or stainless steel, apart from aluminum. The spacers separate layers of glass panes to minimize heat loss and condensations at the edge.
- Low emissivity glass
This glass lets light and heat in. They also reflect escaping the heat from inside the room. Double glazing windows with low emissivity reduce window heat loss by 30 percent compared to double glazing without the low emissivity.
When looking for frames, consider those that are made of insulating materials or thermal break. A resin or plastic section at the center of the aluminum joinery or any other material made from insulating material such as wood or uPVC. The best thing about these materials is that they do not attract any form of condensation and lose heal slower than windows that are made of conventional aluminum frames. Compared to regular aluminum frames, thermal made aluminum frames reduce the amount of heat lost by 20 percent, while the wooden frames by 40 percent.