All you Need to Know About Double Glazed Windows

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Double glazing has been around since the 1970s, and has seen some amazing developments since the early days, with composite materials and tougher glass coming into the picture. As you would expect, double glazed windows and doors are made to fit the aperture, and there are no off-the-shelf solutions.

Opening Styles

Indeed, there are many different opening styles, which include the following:

  • Traditional side hinged openings
  • Sliding units
  • Tilt and turn windows
  • Sash style openings

Changing your windows gives you the opportunity to alter the way the windows open, which is something the supplier would help to decide, and with a choice of material and colours, you are spoiled for choice. You only have to look at the local double glazing installations in Tamworth to see the variation is opening styles, and there will be something that suits your lifestyle.

Frame Material

If you are looking to have your windows replace with made to measure double glazed units, you can choose from the following materials:

  • UPVC
  • Aluminium
  • Hardwood

Aluminium frames tend to suffer from condensation, while UPVC are maintenance free and long-lasting. Hardwood is ideal for that period property, where anything modern looking would be out of place.

Great Insulation Properties

The amount of heat you lose through a single pane of glass is considerable, yet with a 20mm gap, the double-glazed window greatly reduces heat loss, which will be reflected in the lower energy bills during the colder months of the year. Security locking comes as standard, making for a high security solution that is also a great deterrent.

If you would like a local company to quote for replacing your windows, a Google search will bring up a list of local glaziers and you can take it from there.