How does double glazing work

Double glazed windows have become a common choice for many UK households. The demand for spaces with natural light and large windows has more recently seen an increase.

However, heat loss and energy efficiency may be a concern without even realising it.

Luckily, you can now overcome these concerns thanks to double glazing.

But what is double glazing and how does it work?

In this article, we will uncover the science behind double glazing and its benefits in comparison to single glazing.

What is double glazing?

In the past, single glazing was the most commonly installed glazed window type in UK homes. Consisting of only one pane of glass, they were responsible for letting out excessive amounts of heat and unable to reduce noise.

Thankfully, due to the advancement of new technologies, double glazing was developed. These windows contain sealed units which contain two panes of glass, providing insulation against the cold in winter and heat in the summer.

How does double glazing work?

Double glazing uses two panes of glass separated by a layer of Argon gas to keep your home more energy-efficient and to reduce noise from the outside. The gas which is used keeps the warm air from escaping, whilst the second pane of glass acts as a barrier to reduce noise. It is also a great way to improve home security.

Why are double glazed windows filled with Argon gas?

Argon is used in many double glazed windows as it is a gas that can improve energy efficiency and reduce noise. Gases such as Krypton and Xenon are even more energy-efficient than Argon but are more expensive making Argon a popular choice for many window installation companies.

What are the benefits of double glazing?

Although thermal insulation and noise reduction seem the most obvious asset of double glazed windows, there are also many other benefits. Benefits of double glazing include:

Improved security

Unlike single glazed windows, double glazed windows are a lot harder to break and are difficult to force open from the outside. This makes it extremely difficult for intruders to break into your home and can act as a deterrent to would-be intruders.

Low maintenance

Double glazed windows are also easy to maintain due to being made from a material called uPVC. This type of plastic is particularly durable and easy to clean meaning that you can have sparkly-clean windows all year round.

Aesthetic appeal

The home can soon become quite outdated and in need of some extra attention. Installing double glazed windows could be an effective way to spruce up your property. With a variety of styles and colours available for you to choose, double glazing is a way to improve brightness and make your living space look more spacious.

Are double glazed windows expensive?

The average cost of a double glazed window is between £400 and £600 per window. Of course, prices may vary depending on things such as style, size and number. Take a look at our range of windows and get your free quote today.

Thinking of installing double glazed windows?

If you’re thinking of installing double glazed windows you have come to the right place.  From traditional to contemporary, Humberside Glazing have a wide range of uPVC windows to choose from.