Often, when purchasing replacement windows for their property, the vast majority of homeowners will spend a lot of time contemplating which type of window to go for. Once they have decided on this, they will then look at the different material options they have for these windows and also the colours available for the interior and exterior of the frame. Lastly, they will decide on which furnishing option to go for. 

Whilst they may assume that they have thought of absolutely everything, it is uncommon for people to overlook the importance of the windows’ glazing too. Not only do you have a selection of different decorative glazing options to choose from, but of course, you have the option of single and double glazing too. 

The vast majority of homeowners will automatically choose double glazing, but many don’t actually realise how beneficial it can be, especially as we head into the winter months. Keep reading today to find out more. 

What is double glazing?

As the name suggests, double glazed windows comprise of two panes of glass which are approximately 4mm in thickness and separated by a gap. In replacement windows, this gap is typically 20mm and is much bigger than the older styles of double glazing. Generally speaking, you can expect your new window unit to be around 28mm.

Not only do double glazed windows have the extra pane of glass, but the gap in between these panes is also filled with Argon gas. This gas is known for being denser than air and it helps to improve the thermal efficiency of the window. 

The British Fenestration Rating Council (BFRC) have created an energy rating scheme for windows to help homeowners choose the right units for their home too. All double glazed windows will be assessed and a rating will be calculated on the efficiency of all components in the window. The window will then be rated from A+ to G, with A+ being at the top of the scale. 

How can double glazing keep your home warm?

There are two main reasons why double glazing is able to keep your home much warmer during winter months than single glazing. These are; 

  • Insulation 

The layer of Argon gas inside your double glazing unit acts as an insulator and prevents heat from escaping through your windows. Testing has shown that new double glazing can reduce heat loss from your home by as much as 18%.

It is important to note that double glazed windows will also help to keep the cold out too. So, it is likely that you will notice much fewer drafts through your windows, which will help to keep your whole house much warmer this winter. 

  • Temperature control 

Thanks to the thermal efficiency of these windows, they also provide homeowners with much better temperature control in their homes too. This means that during the winter months, you will find it much easier to keep your home to your desired warm temperature. 

The ability to do this is again due to the insulating layer of Argon gas inside the windows unit. As mentioned above, this gas will reduce heat loss which will, in turn, keep your home warm and also help you to save an impressive amount on your heating bills too. 

Getting double glazing windows in Surrey 

All in all, there is no denying that opting for double glazing is incredibly beneficial and when choosing between this and single glazing, there really is no comparison. You can guarantee that as the days start getting shorter and the weather begins to get colder outside, you will thank yourself for opting for A-rated double glazed windows. 

If you’re searching for a double glazing company in Surrey who can assist you with your replacement windows, don’t hesitate to contact our team here at Brackenwood today. Our double glazed windows come in a variety of materials, styles, colours and finishes, so you can guarantee that no matter what you’re looking for, we will be able to help. If you have any questions at all about double glazed windows, feel free to reach out to our team, we will happily provide you with any additional information that you require.