If you are planning on upgrading your home's windows, selecting a window that uses double-glazed glass is one of the best decisions you can make. The window is constructed using two individual glass panes that are separated with a small spacer, with air between the two layers. It helps provide resistances to condensation, and will help make the wood that the window is constructed out of last longer. If you are still not convinced, consider these 4 reasons to buy a replacement window with double-glazed glass.
Increased Energy Efficiency
When a window is constructed with two layers of glass, there is a lot that can be done to improve energy efficiency. The space between the glass panes can be treated with a metal layer that is invisible, but will help reflect light that shines through the glass. It will help insulate your windows to keep your home cooler during the summer, and warmer during the winter. It will reduce your heat loss by 54-64%.
The glass on the inside of your house will not fluctuate nearly as much due to the outside weather. This means it will feel cooler in the summer, and warmer in the winter. No longer will you have to worry about your windows having frost on the inside when the temperature drops below freezing.
Resistant To Weather
Live in an area with heavy rain or strong winds? Double glazed glass can resist these weather conditions, so you won't have to deal with a window cracking or breaking. Double glazed glass is a popular choice amongst homeowners in areas that frequently see hurricanes and tornadoes for this reason.
Reduced Outside Noise
The dual layers of glass will create a barrier of insulation that will help reduce the noise you hear outside your home. The noise reduction qualities vary from each type of double-glazed window, but expect to see anywhere from 22-77% noise reduction. Double-glazed windows are a great choice if you live in a city where street noise and heavy traffic are a concern.
Due to the nature of having two panes of glass, the window will be more resistant to impacts, making it harder for a thief to break into your home. For those concerned with security, you can purchase glass that is rated specifically for protection against vandalism. The glass will be laminated, and a thickness between 6.5-25mm.
These are just a few of the benefits of double-glazed glass. If you are interested in upgrading the glass in your replacement windows, speak with a local window installation company (such as one from Gallagher Bros Inc) for a price quote.