Double Glazed Windows for an Energy Efficient Home
Insulated glass units are a combination of multiple glass panes into a single unit. Double glazed units are, as of now, amongst the most popular insulated glass units. Two glass panes are joined together with a layer of inert gasses in between to form double glazed units. In addition to being aesthetically appealing, double glazed windows and doors are gaining popularity due to their energy conservation and insulation properties.
Here is a list of all the benefits that a double glazed window has over a single pane system.
1. Save on your energy consumption
The two glass pane structure provides great insulation to the buildings. Double glazed windows do not allow heat to exit or enter the building. This results in a cool atmosphere in summers and a warm one in winter, which means one doesn’t have to blast their heaters or air conditioners throughout the day, reducing the energy consumption by 20%.
2. No condensation
Condensation occurs when water vapour from the atmosphere comes in contact with a cool surface, like a single pane window. Being double layered, the glass on the inside remains at room temperature, avoiding condensation. This means less cleaning during the winters.
3. Provides Sound insulation
Double glazed windows are thick enough to minimise sound transfer from the environment to the building. Just like it stops heat transfer, it also prevents noise transfer, resulting in a peaceful environment inside the home/office.
Double glazed windows, owing to the structure, are completely waterproof and weather-resistant. If you live near the shore or are in a place frequented by rainstorms, these windows should be your go-to plan for waterproofing.