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6 Double Glazing Questions You Should Know The Answers To

6 Double Glazing Questions You Should Know The Answers To

29 August 2023
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6 Double Glazing Questions You Should Know The Answers To

Most British properties have some form of double glazing, whether that is double glazed windows, doors or replacement units. Having double glazing in your home has many benefits so it’s not hard to see why it is the preferred option for many homeowners. Whether you already have double glazing in your home or you are considering it, there are a few things you need to know. Continue reading as we give you the answers to 6 common double glazing questions.

1) How Does Double Glazing Work?

Double glazing refers to a window that has two panes of glass, instead of one. Between the two panes of glass, is an air gap filled with a noble gas called argon. This gap increases the window’s thermal efficiency. In other words, it keeps the cold air outside your home and keeps the heat trapped inside for longer, saving you money on your energy bills. 

2) What Does Energy Ratings Mean?

Each window is classified with an energy rating between A and G, this rating informs you how effective the window is at retaining heat. Essentially, the higher the rating, the better the overall performance of the window. For instance, an A-rated window won’t lose heat as much as C or D rated windows. A++ grade is the highest window energy rating. At Salop Glass, all of our windows are A-rated, meaning they still offer an excellent level of insulation, thus ideal for all kinds of households and properties, whether that be new builds or old homes.

3) What Frames Are Suitable For Double Glazing?

A double glazing unit needs something around it for support. The other main component of double glazing is some form of frame. In terms of double glazed windows, UPVC, timber, composite and aluminium are types of frames suitable for double glazed sealed units. Additionally, UPVC, bi-fold, patio and french doors are types of doors suitable for double glazing.

4) How Long Will It Take To Install?

There are several factors that can determine how long it will take to install double glazing. These include the size of the windows and your home, the window design, the number of double glazed windows or units being installed and so on. While we can’t give you an exact answer on how long it’ll take, we can give you an estimate once we have visited your property to take measurements. 

5) How Much Does Double Glazing Cost?

Similar to the last question, the cost of double glazing also depends on a number of factors such as how many windows or units are being replaced, the window size, the window frame style, the complexity of installation to name a few. Each home is different so to get the best option for your home, please speak to the team at Salop Glass for a no-obligation quote.

6) How Long Does Double Glazing Last For?

Double glazing can last anywhere between 25 to 30 years. Meanwhile, glass units and frames can start to age. There are several signs that indicate your double glazing units need replacing, these include water leaking through the frame, condensation between the glass panes, cracks or chips in the glass, draughts coming through the frame and an unexpected increase in your energy bills. 

For More Double Glazing Questions, Contact Salop Glass

At Salop Glass, we supply homes and properties across Shropshire and Shrewbury with double glazed windows, doors and replacement units. For any other questions you have about double glazing or for a non-obligation quote, please speak to our team by calling us on 01743 469 332 or sending an online enquiry. We look forward to hearing from you and we look forward to supplying you with our high-quality double glazing.