What is Double Glazing? How Can it Benefit Me?
Double glazing is taking over the UK, homes are deciding to replace their singular pane windows with double glazing. Double glazing windows are a very simple yet effective way of reducing your energy bills and keep your home nice and toasty. Double glazing has many benefits over singular panes of glass, which we will touch on in this blog.
The Science Behind Double Glazing
Double glazing is two panes of glass with a small gap in between each pane. The air gap between the two panes of glass acts as an insulator, it slows down heat transfer by conduction. This is because the air gap is too small for the air to circulate. As the process of heat transfer is slowed down this reduces the heat which is lost from your home, keeping it warm and toasty for those colder days.
Benefits of Double Glazing
Double glazing may be an expense at first, however, there are so many benefits which you do not want to miss out on;
Double glazing can reduce sound transmission, which can help to reduce unwanted noise. If you live in a busy area like a city or by the main road this would be great to reduce those noisy cars and busy lifestyles.
Replacing your old singular pane windows with double glazing can increase the value of your home, so when you come to sell it you can sell it for more.
Double glazing frames need very little maintenance, they are made from a robust material which does not need painting. Making your life a lot easier and no time is wasted on painting wooden window frames.
Security is key, with double glazing they provide a more secure window, this includes window locks and can help to prevent break-ins. Keeping your home, family and belongings safe and sound.
Double glazing windows can reduce your energy bills, so you can save your money for a rainy day.
Double Glazing Rules and Regulations
Double glazing must meet buildings regulations and approved by either Building Control or a qualified registered Competent Person’s Scheme. Whilst you don’t need permission to install the windows, it always a smart idea to get permission from your local council and neighbours. No one wants to install new double glazing and then issues are raised from people who live nearby or even your council.
If you live in a listed building, conservation area, flat or a house which is under an article 4 directive and wishes to install double glazing then you will need to get planning permission. This will allow you to make the changes you would like if accepted. If your planning permission is rejected, you always have the option to reapply with changes to your plan.
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