We’re certainly in the transitional time of year, where the weather is inconsistent and noticeably colder, and the days are starting to feel shorter as the nights draw in. Due to this, you may notice that your windows are letting those pesky draughts in, moisture is gathering between the panes or you’re struggling to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home. When this happens, it’s highly likely that your double glazed unit needs repairs or potentially a replacement, this is where we come in.
What is double glazing?
Double glazing is used in windows and doors to improve energy efficiency and insulation in buildings. It involves installing two glass panes rather than just one, separating them with a small gap, typically filled with either air or an insulating gas like argon. This design creates an excellent barrier between the inside and outside of your home, reducing heat transfer and making it harder for those brisk winter temperatures to interfere with your indoor comfort.
4 benefits of double glazing
- Significantly improves energy efficiency.
Enclosing a cavity of air or gas between two sheets of glass creates a thermal barrier that reduces heat loss in the winter and keeps interiors cooler in the summer. This results in lower energy bills and reduced carbon emissions.
- An excellent noise reducer.
The two panes of glass make it more difficult for vibrations to pass through, minimising noise from outside. This provides you with a quieter and more peaceful living environment.
- Enhance the security of your home.
As double glazing has multiple layers of glass and a sturdy frame, it makes it more difficult for intruders to break in.
- Reduces condensation.
By preventing the level of moisture that can gather between the panes, this in turn will improve the indoor air quality of your home, reducing the risk of mould and dampness. The likes of which can trigger congestion, chest infections and worsen asthma and allergies.
Overall, double glazing is a smart investment that enhances comfort, sustainability, and security in any property, which is why it has become a popular choice for homeowners across the UK.
Signs Your Double Glazing Needs Repairing or Replacing
Though efficient for many reasons, double glazing, just like anything else, will need repairing and replacing with time. Luckily, there are a few easy-to-spot signs you can look for to see if your double glazing needs any repairs or replacements. These include:
- Foggy or condensation-filled windows
- Drafts and noticeable temperature fluctuations within your home
- Difficulty opening or closing windows and doors
- An increase in external noise disrupting home life
Another, maybe more obvious, way to spot this, is if you observe cracks or damage to the window frames or rising energy bills due to reduced insulation efficiency. These are strong indicators that it may be time to consider repairing or replacing your double glazing to maintain comfort, energy efficiency and security in your home.
Repairing Existing Double Glazing
Repairing double glazing can only be done by a professional glazier as it involves a lot of complex procedures. Firstly, a member of our team will address the issue and confirm the double glazing can be repaired and does not need to be replaced completely by our team.
To repair double glazing itself, the damaged or faulty seal is usually replaced. Our technicians will remove the affected unit and install a new one, restoring the window’s insulation and energy efficiency. This process will then help prevent heat loss, reduce energy bills and ensure a comfortable indoor environment while extending the lifespan of the window. It’s an essential maintenance task to keep your home well-insulated and comfortable.
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Overall, the benefits of repairing or replacing your double glazing are substantial, making it a wise investment for any homeowner. It serves as a versatile solution that contributes to comfort, sustainability and peace of mind in any property. To find out more about our double glazing services or to book in for your repair or replacement, contact us today.