When it comes to windows, no one likes a draft. However, often inexpensive or older windows allow little pockets of air to slip into your otherwise comfy living room, bedroom, or kitchen. This also lets your expensive air conditioning or heat out. The result is a massive frustration for homeowners. However, window experts have developed a reliable solution to drafty windows known as double glazing.
What is Double Glazing?
Double glazing is also known as insulated glazing. The glass window is actually formed by two panes of glass with a small gap between them. This gap, known as a spacer, is either a vacuumed space or filled with gas, depending on the company that constructs the double glazing. A window that has double glazing is a bit wider than a single glass pane, and therefore the installation company must adjust the depth of the window frame to fit the improved glass panes.
What Are the Benefits of Double Glazing?
The purpose of installing Enfield double glazing windows is to provide an additional barrier and better insulation between the outdoors and your home. The additional pane of glass and spacer keep more heat in your home during the winter and more heat outside the home during summer. Many people do not realise how much energy is lost through their windows until this alternative is installed and the first energy or heating bill arrives.
There are other benefits to double glazing. Of course, the additional layer also helps with the annoying issue of a draft. The deeper windows require a perfect fit between the pane and the frame for a tighter seal and less chance of air moving between your house and the outdoors. Finally, double glazing is more durable than a single pane of glass. Therefore, accidents and shattered windows are less likely with this sturdier option.