For many homes in the US, double-glazing windows is the most efficient and effective way to reduce your energy costs. In fact, 45% of people who have installed double-glazing windows have noticed that their house stayed warmer or cooler than without them. This article will have all of your double-glazed windows questions explained.
What is a Double Glazed Window?
When it comes to window installation, glazing simply means a layer of glass. Glazing, or glass, is a window that has been mounted and held in place in its frame with glazing putty. Double or even triple glazing your windows will create insulation and reduce heat loss. Glass can even be tinted to help keep out sunlight or coated with a film that helps to increase energy efficiency.
Advantages of Double Glazed Windows
Double glazed windows work to keep warm air inside of your house, meaning that is assists in the better insulation of your home. Double glazed windows can result in a heating bill that is more affordable with fewer draughts. These types of windows can also assist in better home security, as they are harder to break than their single glazed counterpart.
Energy analysts say that replacing all of the windows in your home with double glazed windows can save up to 34% on your home heating costs!
Double Glazed Window Frames
The most common types of window frames for a double glazed window is un-plasticized polyvinyl chloride or uPVC, commonly called vinyl or just PVC. Not only is this type of window frame up to three times cheaper than traditional wood frames, but they are also energy efficient, durable, and recyclable!
Alternative framing options can include wooden or aluminium frames. Most people prefer wooden frames as they are a bit subtler than PVC, and look a bit better on wooden properties. Although wooden frames are slightly more expensive, they can last a long time when maintained correctly. Enjoy this article? You might like this one too.
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