Double Glazed Windows
More Comfort, More Savings
Double glazing is the use of two separate glass panes fitted so as to create a sealed empty space between them. This is most typically found in windows, however doors featuring glass sections employ double glazing as well. The thin gap between panes is either filled with normal dry air or argon gas, which is less conductive than air meaning it insulates better. Common in many parts of the world, double glazing improves not just thermal insulation, but also acoustic insulation and security. Neuffer offers a range of both windows and doors which all feature double glazing standard.
The Advantages of Double Glazed Windows
Multiple glazing serves a range of purposes in any home and can be customised to excel at one or several of them at once. These include:
- Sound reduction
- Thermal insulation
- Burglary protection
- Shade from the sun
The two pane design of double glazing, whether sash, casement or in a door, creates the opportunity to fill the space between panes with a noble gas. Argon is the most commonly found and cost effective, being far less conductive than air. That means energy has more difficulty passing through it leading to higher insulation. This includes both thermal energy (heat) and acoustic energy (noise). Krypton is also used but while its performance is indeed better than argon, is not worth the added initial expense outweighs any benefits in terms of cost efficiency.