Windows account for roughly 10% of the total heat loss in the house – at Glideline, this is a figure we like to keep at a minimum. Our thermally efficient double glazing is one way you could combat heat loss issues in your home. When making the investment into new windows and doors, you will want to ensure that they are as thermally efficient as possible, with minimal heat loss.
In general, double glazing is much more effective at minimising heat loss in the home than single glazing. But exactly how does double glazing reduce heat loss? Well, here are some ways double glazing reduces heat loss in the home!
Double glazing works by installing an extra layer of glass with a gap between the two layers. There is a gap in between the two glass panes which traps air via conduction and can slow down the heat transfer from the house.
When cold air from the outside interacts with your windows, the air cools the outer pane of the window. This cold air is then transferred, travelling in-between the gaps of air between the glass panes.
Double glazing can reduce heat loss as there is argon gas between the two glass panes, which slows down the thermal transfer of the cold air. Thermally efficient double glazing can ensure that very little to no cold air can reach the inner glass pane of your double glazed window, so that the inside of your property can remain nice and toasty, even when it is cold outside!
Having double glazed windows can also protect the warm air within your home from getting lost in the surroundings outside. Our double glazed windows assist with this by making sure that when the warm air from inside meets the inner pane of the glass, it slows down the movement of warm air outside by thermal transfer. Meaning that a comfortable temperature can be maintained in your home.
So what are the benefits of having double glazed windows? There are many additional benefits to double glazing which can include but are not limited to:
-Potential great savings on your energy bills, as a large amount can be wasted through insufficient insulation in windows and doors.
-An increased property value – if you are looking to sell your house, double glazed windows are highly sought after by potential homeowners.
-Keeping your family and personal belongings more protected from unwanted intruders.
-Minimal maintenance is required with our double glazed windows and they are built to last a very long time.
-Sound transmission can be reduced, as well as unwanted noise from outdoor surroundings.
These are just some of the reasons why double glazing is efficient and useful for your property! We hope our article ‘How Does Double Glazing Reduce Heat Loss?’ answered any questions you may have!