What is Double Glazing Bristol?
Double-glazed windows consist of a sealed unit which is made from two panes of glass. This glass will have a gap in between which is filled with a thin layer of argon gas. This layer of gas will have a lower thermal conductivity than air, making it a poor conductor of heat. This will help keep the warm air in your home and your gas bill down!
Is Double Glazing Effective?
Double Glazing can be extremely effective. Even as effective as improving your home’s insulation by up to 73% and reducing noise by as much as 70%, compare to single glazing. It’s an amazingly cost-effective solution for making your home that bit cosier, especially in the winter.
Who Does My Double Glazing Steam Up?
Steam and drips appearing down your double-glazing can be annoying to say the least, but if you begin to notice constant condensation appearing, you could have a bigger problem on your hands.
Condensation is on the inside of the windows
If you are noticing condensation on the inside of your windows, this will usually be down to moisture inside your home hitting the cold window. This moisture can come from simply hanging the washing to dry inside your home, cooking or showering and can usually be an indication of poor ventilation rather than issues with your double glazing. An easy fix for this can be simply opening your windows frequently, just to improve the air-flow through the house.
Condensation is on the outside of the windows
Condensation appearing on the outside of your windows is completely normal and can actually be an indicator that your current double glazing is working as it should and is highly energy efficient!
Condensation is between the two panels of glass
If you are noticing condensation appear between the two panels in your double glazing, this means that your double glazing is no longer working as it should. This can happen for a variety of reasons but is more often than not down to either improper fitting and/or buying the cheapest product possible.
Sometimes, like many things, you double glazing can wear out due to wear and tear and, in this case, you can normally have the unit repaired instead of having it replaced.
Can Double Glazing Seals Be Replaced?
If the inside of your double glazing has become foggy or condensation in it, this is a sure sign that your unit has failed. In most cases, a failed seal can be repaired but in bad cases, you may have to consider a replacement window.
How Long Will My Double Glazing Last?
The typical lifespan of double glazing is around 20 years; however, this can vary from 10-35 years based on the quality of the materials, installation and where the windows are.
What are the benefits of Having Double Glazing?
There’s a huge variety of benefits that double glazing will bring to your home, including:
- It’ll make your home look more modern and give it more kerb appeal
- It’ll also help regulate your home’s interior temperature – so you’ll be warm in the winter and cooler in the summer
- Replacing your old windows with more modern double glazing will help you reduce the amount you have to spend on heating your home
- You’ll also notice you’re using less energy – fewer draughts and better temperature control means there’s less need to turn on the heating
- Lowering your energy usage will also help reduce your carbon footprint, therefore helping the environment
- Double glazing can also reduce unwanted outside noise to create a calmer and quieter home. They’re also easy to maintain. You’ll only really need to wipe the frames with soapy water every now and then.
- Double glazed windows are also extra strong, will help increase your home’s security and discourage unwanted intruders.
Double Glazing in Bristol by Cornish Glazing
We hope that our guide has help you understand some of the main advantages of choosing double glazed windows.
If you do find yourself searching around for double glazing in Bristol, be sure to turn to Cornish Glazing. Whether you’re in need of a single pane of glass or a full house of replacement double-glazed sealed units, we will be more than happy to help. We take great pride in our standards of work and we ensure that each valued customer receives the same high level of service they deserve.
As a company, we are known for our affordable prices and no-nonsense approach to our products. So, by coming to speak to us here at Cornish Glazing, you’ll know you’re getting the best deal for your domestic double glazing in Bristol. So, why not speak to a member of our team today on 0117 966 6540.
Freya is the content writer here at Cornish Glazing Bristol. She is passionate about the industry and provides our customers with all the information and advice they need.