Put simply, double glazing involves two panes of glass separated by a vacuum or inert gas (What’s that, you ask? Check our handy glossary for complicated jargon). This design is primarily used to keep the cold out, and the warm in. Whether you’re renovating your existing home, or decking out an extension, we’re here to help you through the realities of choosing glazing for your property.
What’s all the fuss with glazing?
For many homeowners, finding quality windows tends to be top of the priority list. This is because the type of glazing greatly impacts many aspects of day to day life. Most importantly, glass is an insulator, and which type you go for decides what your heating bill is going to add up to for however long you decide to live at that property. A huge decision already! Not to mention that glazing also impacts your carbon footprint, noise pollution levels, and the resale value of your home.
There are many different options when it comes to choosing what type of glazing you would like to fit in your home - the purpose and location of the window are relevant to this decision. Toughened glass is stronger than most, and so is ideal for areas where the glazing may be heated, such as in the bathroom or kitchen. Tinted glass is great for UV protection, while patterned glass is ideal for privacy and aesthetics - your choice entirely depends on your own priorities.