When you notice that your home requires more heat than it used to in order for you and the other occupants to feel that the climate is comfortable, you should take this as a sign that your windows need replacing. Single glazed windows are fast becoming a thing of the past, with most homes in the United Kingdom now being fitted with double glazing. Heat can easily escape through a single pane of glass, but heat loss can be reduced by 30 percent when you hire someone with glazing experience to install secondary glazing. With a wide range of glass options to choose from and the fact that you can opt for fixed or removable windows, it’s not surprising that most houses built after the 1930s now have secondary glazing in Edinburgh.
How Secondary Glazing Works
Also known as double glazing, secondary glazing in Edinburgh offers an effective method for sound reduction and improved insulation. Unlike the typical one-pane glass window, this double-pane window’s sheets of glass are separated by a layer of gas. What this gas does is strengthen the window itself and block sound waves. When secondary glazing is fitted with low-emissivity glass, your property’s thermal efficiency will soar and less heat will be required to warm the home during winter, saving you money in the long-run.
Secondary Glazing or Triple Glazing?
The more sheets of glass a window has, the stronger it will be and the lower the chances of heat loss occurring in the home. However, this isn’t to say that you should choose triple glazing over secondary glazing. Double glazed windows are just as good an investment and will be slightly cheaper than triple glazed windows. The benefits triple glazing does have, however, include the fact that these windows can be installed with well-insulated frames and they are proven to reduce cold spots in the home.
Finding a Trusted Supplier and Fitter
A certified installer should be willing to tell you everything there is to know about energy efficiency payback in relation to secondary glazing in Edinburgh. Proof of experience and certification is essential, so ask for evidence of the supplier and fitter’s skills before giving them the go ahead. Trusted glazing specialists will offer homeowner protection and will be featured on online resources that highlight professional traders and tradesmen in the local area, so do your research! It is worth finding out if you can get discounts on fitting services when buying products from the glazing company, too.
The family team at JCB have many years of experience fitting secondary glazing in Edinburgh.