The glass you choose to have in your home can be very important and have an impact on the condition of your house throughout the year. Homes can lose heat a number of different ways, in particular the windows. Having low performance windows or poor quality glass can result in drafts and cold homes in the winter. It’s important that you take the necessary steps to ensure your home is performing to a high level, so that your house is not losing precious heat and energy.
Double glazed glass and even triple glazed options are an incredibly popular solution in homes across the country, and it’s not hard to see why. Double glazing was thought to have originated in Victorian times, due to houses only having a fire in the kitchen to rely on for heat. As modern heating systems were yet to come into existence, they instead turned to improving the windows.
In the 1970s, double and triple glazing became popular across the UK. To combat increases in energy prices, homeowners were trying to ensure their homes were more energy efficient. With a bigger incentive to improve the conditions of homes, double and triple glazing was implemented and there was a growing demand for both.
Why should you install double glazed glass?
Double glazing windows consist of 2 sheets of glass, with a gap in between. This creates an insulating barrier; of course, with triple glazing, the windows consist of 3 sheets. This means you are able to protect your home from the elements and extreme temperatures outside, creating a more comfortable environment for you and your family.
Many double or triple glazed windows can be installed using Low-E glass, which includes an invisible coating to let in light and heat, but also cuts the amount of heat that can escape. Extra technology such as this is worth bearing in mind if you are looking to install triple or double glazed glass.
But what are the benefits of these windows? While it’s true that nearly all homes or other such buildings will have double glazed windows, not everyone chooses to invest. Here are just a few reasons why you should.
Comfortable temperatures all year round
A home could lose anywhere between 50% and 70% of its heat through the windows. In other words, you could turn your heating up but the majority of it will be lost immediately through poor performance windows. Triple or double glazing can capture and store a higher percentage of heat from the outdoors, so that through the winter you will benefit from a naturally warmer home.
In the summer, double glazed windows can also benefit your home. The glazed glass can trap some of the sun’s rays and reduce the heat that comes streaming in through the windows.
Thermal and sound efficiency
With double and triple glazed windows, you will find that you don’t need to turn the heating up that extra notch. Saving you money in the long run on your energy bills, you will also be living in a more energy efficient property.
Double or triple glazing can also reduce noise from the outdoors, so you can benefit from a quieter and more relaxing home. High performance glazed windows can actually reduce the amount of noise by up to 60%.
Design of glass
With technology forever improving and new options being developed, there is such a huge list of glass that you can choose from for your home. From Low-E glass to tinted or decorative glass for privacy reasons, you could even choose self-cleaning glass to make everything another step easier.
Particular types of glass may even reduce damaging effects of UV rays on your carpet, curtains or wallpaper. With so much choice out there, double and triple glazing has never been more convenient.
So, to improve your home in more ways than one, invest in triple or double glazed glass today!