We've all heard about double-glazing. In fact, many of us in County Westmeath have double glazed windows and doors and are enjoying their many benefits. Employing a company such as Safestyle to fit these cost-effective windows is always a smart idea.
However, despite the fact that we keep being told that double glazing is a great alternative to single glazing, do we really understand what double-glazing really is? If you would like to learn in greater depth about this modern and increasingly popular type of glazing - sometimes referred to as insulated glazing - then follow the tips below: Double glazing is when a window or door has double or sometimes triple glass panes that are separated by another space filled with gas or air. This space reduces the transfer of heat and by doing so makes a building cooler in the summer but warmer in the winter, in other words more energy-efficient.
Double glazing is typically fitted as part of a uPVC fixture, which is not only relatively easy to work with and install, but is a durable material that stands up to all the elements which the weather can offer - this is an essential feature in Westmeath, which can have a tendency to be a little rainy and windy from time to time……to say the least! There are generally two types of double glazed windows, float glass and tempered glass. Float glass is typically used in double glazing of a smaller area and is generally placed higher up on buildings that are less likely to be broken.
Tempered glass, on the other hand, is a much 'safer' form of glass. It is 'safer' in the way that it if tempered glass is broken, it shatters into much smaller and less harmful fragments. In fact, it is a requirement of the Glass and Glazing Federation in the UK that all larger double glazed structures, such as patio doors and large windows, use tempered glass. There are numerous double glazing companies dotted around the Westmeath area, Ireland in general and the rest of the UK. Of course, purchasing quality double glazed fittings and fixtures is high on every homeowner's agenda and if you are looking for a quality double glazing manufacturer then Safestyle UK will provide you with just that.
This award-winning nationwide company provides double glazed windows, door, patios, sliding doors and French doors in a variety of styles to cater for individual requirements and tastes. There are many benefits of having double glazing installed in a home, such as providing a safe environment, as being such a tough and durable glass, robbers will think twice about smashing a tempered glass double glazed window! Another huge advantage of double glazed windows is that, in being two or three panes thick, it reduces external noise levels. However, the biggest advantage of double glazing is probably its insulating qualities. As homes typically lose up to 25% of their heat through windows, having a double layer of glass prevents much of this heat from escaping - this is most definitely desirable in Westmeath where external temperatures can be pretty chilly…..even in the summer!