Double Glazing

What is Double Glazing

Double glazing can be a complicated if you don’t have someone explain it to you in simple and easy to understand terms. The point today’s post is exactly that. to remove the tech talk that goes over most peoples heads and just get to the point. Have a read below or watch the video is you re more visual.

So what is double glazing?

The basics of double glazing is the quite simple to explain. You have two panes of glass, an outside pane and an inside pane. In the middle there is a gap of air. That gap can be just air or it can be pressurized with some kind of gas. If gas is used it’s likely to be argon gas.

Some people think that laminated glass is double glazing laminated glass. This is not the gas. Laminated glass is exactly what the name describes. It’s glass with a laminate coating. You don’t have two panes of glass like you do in double glazing.

Laminated glass is two panes of glass that are stuck together with a layer of plastic in between the two. So it’s still one pane of glass.

The officially have a double glazed window you need the two panes of glass in the same frame. And those glass panes are separated by an air pocket of gas. And the confused you even more there is something called secondary glazing. This is basically fake double glazing. While more efficient that single glazing it’s pretty much just design to mimic the effects of double glazing but it’s far from the real thing.

So hopefully this keeps things simple. In short, double glazing it two panes of glass in the same window frame that are separated. It’s that simple!

The Benefits of Double Glazed Glass in Summer

Double glazing is a perfect for summer. The UK might not be the the hottest place in Europe like Spain is but when it gets hot outside it gets hot inside.

Double glazing is perfect to keep the heat inside during those cold winter months but most people never really talk about the benefits of double glazed glass windows in summer. If you install double glazing you will also keep the cool inside in summer. You home will be at a perfect temperature.

Here at Cristal Glazing we are the foremost experts at installing double glazed glass. It’s one of our biggest products by sales volume vs all the other glass types we install. Most people think about doing their installs to cover the winters months but lets take a moment to explore what double glazing will do for you during summer.

Inside Temperature Control

Double glazing is very effective at controlling temperature no matter the season.

The easy way to explain double glazed glass is simply by explaining that there are two panes of glass. The is what stops the heat transfer. So in winter this means the heat stays inside and doesn’t escape as easily. For summer this mean the double glazing will stop the transfer of the outside heat coming inside.

So it’s a double effect that helps keep you home at the right temperature all year round. You can read more about double glazing and temperature control in this article.

Noise Control

The added benefit of double glazing is noise control. Have you ever walked into a build off a busy street to suddenly notice that it’s very quiet inside. This is double glazing at work!

UV Damage Prevention

Having a nice ray of sunshine coming into you home is nothing but lovely in summer espeically when you have double glazing as the sun will be just warm enough to keep you warm but not hot.

But did you know without double glazing all your furnishings are being slowly damaged? That photo on the wall, that couch near the window, that desk with a direct view of the window. Carpets, curtains and more!

Double glazing has a protective coating that prevents this damage from occurring. Think of it just like tinting on your car windows.

Tighter Security

Have you ever seen a double glazed window totally smashed? It’s very, very rare. And it would need an extreme force to smash. Double glazed windows are design to stay in tact when broken.

This is an added benefit. Not only are you reducing your energy consumption in your home and keeping the temperature at a perfect level. But you are also increasing your homes security. Double glazed windows are notoriously hard to smash!