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Double glazing and its advantages

What is double glazing?

The double glazing is made up of two glasses in the middle of which a separating profile is located, delimiting an air or gas-tight chamber.

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Double-glazed windows and doors have generally been more popular in cold northern climates than in warmer southern areas, but currently, their installation is carried out in all new construction, renovations, and refurbishment of homes, premises, and offices. 

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The most common composition that these types of windows usually present is 4/12/4, which means that the two glasses measure 4mm and the air chamber 12. Playing with the thickness of these elements we can vary the properties of the window since a greater thickness of the glass means greater acoustic insulation, and greater amplitude of the chamber, greater thermal insulation.

However, this is the case up to a certain point, since the camera will lose its insulating properties if we give it too much width and it is not reasonable to incorporate glass that is too thick, which would mean a window that is too heavy. Thus, the most commonly recommended measurements are 6/12/4 or 6/16/4.

You can visit https://www.swishhome-improvements.co.uk/double-glazing-york/ if you need professionals to double glaze the windows of your home or office. 

Advantages of double glazing

Thermal isolation

Due to their composition, double-glazed windows are designed to isolate both heat and cold, assuming in both cases significant energy savings. According to the Department of Energy, they reduce energy loss by as much as 30% to 50%.

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Faced with the cold, it will help to reduce heating costs and it will also avoid having to install radiators under the windows since cold areas will not be generated around them. 

In the face of the heat, the expenses in the air conditioning system will be saved, since thanks to the double glass the heat that comes from outside is very considerably reduced. This will help keep your home cool without using excess energy.

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Acoustic isolation

The acoustic insulation capacity of this type of window is very effective in isolating our house from the annoying noise from the outside, especially if we live in areas with a lot of noise pollution.

Environmental savings

Glass contributes to the environment both in its manufacture and in its recycling. When it is manufactured, natural elements are involved, such as sand, and the technological processes used to make it possible to minimize the environmental impact. In addition, it can be recycled.

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The insulation provided by the composition of double-glazed windows, in turn, represents significant savings in heating and cooling systems, which contributes to the reduction of CO2 emissions, so important to combat the greenhouse effect.

Furthermore, acoustic insulation contributes to reducing noise pollution, which is very present in cities.

Condensation

Condensation, that is, the humid air that we have inside our home usually accumulates in the coldest areas, exposed pipes, ceilings, or windows. With the consequent problem that it entails such as humidity, mould, etc …

Double-glazed windows significantly reduce this condensation point in them, by eliminating its cause, the cold window. The inner glass panel is kept at room temperature, which reduces the risk of condensation.

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