What is Double Glazing and Why is it Needed?

Double glazing refers to the construction of a window that has two or more panes of glass separated by either a vacuum insulated space or by an inert gas. The glazing may be framed with frames made from metal or solid insulated glass so as to provide the required insulation. The inside of the window is then filled with a gas such as nitrogen, argon, or krypton which has the effect of turning the inside of the window opaque, thus preventing heat exchange. Double glazing can either be framed or frameless. You can find a number of different options available from a Double Glazing Evesham company such as https://www.firmfix.co.uk/

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Double glazing can save both money and energy. It can keep a building at a constant temperature by keeping the thermal conductivity of one pane of glass higher than the thermal conductivity of any adjacent pane by up to 15%. It also keeps sounding out by blocking out external noise, especially external noise caused by traffic. A higher thermal transfer rate means that a building will take less energy to heat up and cool down, therefore lowering the amount of fossil fuel used for heating and cooling.

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There are three types of double glazed units – the sealed, partially sealed, and fully sealed units. The sealed type consists of the panes of glass that are permanently sealed between each other and between the panes of insulated material such as the hard board.