Double glazing Colton, or anywhere else in the country will ensure that not only your home warm and toasty in the winter and cool in the summer, it will also help to reduce your fuel bills and add value to your home, a plus point if you ever wish to sell and get a good price for your property.
Improving the physical environment of your home;
Without double glazing it is likely that the amount of heat lost from a building will be as much as 60% through the single paned windows. The instalment of double glazed units significantly reduces the amount of heat lost. As the heat loss is avoided less money needs to be spent on maintaining the desired temperature within the building, bring down costs by about 12%.
Double glazing reduces cold spots, and draughts which not only contribute to an overall reduction in temperatures within a room but which can also make sitting in certain parts of it less inviting are eliminated if the source was through or around the window frame.
Condensation is eliminated as the temperature difference between the internal and external temperature on either side of a windowis greatly reduced with the fitting of double glazing. Also reduced is the noise level coming from outside as well as better acoustics in the house. One more thing which is reduced by the installation of double glazed units, is your carbon footprint, since you will be emitting less carbon dioxide emissions by as much as 28% as the amount of fuel needed to heat a building is reduced.
What is double glazing?
Double glazing is simply a glazing process in which a window is formed by using two panes of glass with a space between the panes which is of variable thickness, usually several millimetres. The trapped air between the panes acts as an effective layer of insulation. The double layer of sealed glass is manufactured to a required size and before the unit is sealed a drying agent is added to ensure that no moisture is present. In order to remain effective it is important to ensure that no moisture is present and that it is airtight. Following manufacture of the sealed unit the pane of double thick glass is added to a suitable frame chosen by the customer.
Once you have decide to go for double glazing and have selected your installer, you will need to decide on whether you wish to have the conventional double glazing, or the newer gas filled version. Properly constructed windows with Argon fillings should last the lifetime of a double glazed window. It is generally accepted that the double glazed unit should achieve a 90% fill of gas during manufacture. Over time this concentration will gradually evaporate, at the rate of about 1% per year, but a house with Argon filled double glazed units will not need to have double glazing replacements done for about 20 years since they do not degrade significantly until they reach 75% concentration.