The benefits of double glazing
When it comes to windows and glass in modern architectural and interior design, bigger is better and more is more. The benefits of bringing more natural light into your home or office are numerous. Using natural light instead of switching on your electrical lights saves energy. It also brings out the natural beauty of your interior. Your home becomes your happy place as more light instantly lifts your mood and advances your sense of well-being.
But including a lot of windows or glass doors in the design of your home – while they are not well insulated -is not the most practical or energy efficient thing to do. On average around 30% of energy loss in a home occurs through windows and doors. The more windows there are, the bigger the loss becomes. So how do you prevent energy loss and keep the window crazed design?
The answer is: Double-glazing. The airtight construction of double glazed windows creates thermal insulation. This reduces the flow of incoming and outgoing heat. Less energy is used to heat up or cool down your home, resulting in lower energy bills. In the process of double-glazing a window is formed from two panes of glass, with the space in between filled with dehydrated air or a gas, making them ideal insulation agents. Having double glazed windows will help keep the heat out in summer, and keep in the warmth in during winter, cutting down on the number of times your heating or cooling system has to switch on and off.
Apart from excellent energy savings, double-glazing offers a host of other benefits:
If you live in a busy and noisy city you might long for a quiet evening at home. Double-glazing dramatically reduces outside noise levels. It will also contain noise levels within your home, so you won’t have to worry about disturbing your neighbours.
The majority of home invaders, gain entry through windows or doors. Double-glazing provides excellent security for your home as its composition and design makes it very difficult to break.
Double Glazing can reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from your heating and cooling significantly, and reduces your carbon footprint.
Double glazing could seem a bit costly at first but will end up saving you a lot of money by reducing the money you would spend on heating or cooling your home. These aesthetically beautiful windows will also instantly enhance the value of your home.
As Southern Africa’s premier glass company, we deliver a range of solutions through our SmartGlass Solutions portfolio that includes laminated, double glazed, mirror, coated and toughened glass products. PG Building Glass is a B2B wholesaler of SmartGlass Solutions and other building glass manufacturers.