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An Introduction to Double Glazing Styles

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Upgrading to double glazing is a great investment for your home. Not only does it add to the comfort and aesthetic appeal of your property, but double glazing also provides superior insulation, noise reduction, and security benefits. Double-glazed windows are available in various styles, which can complement any property.  In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the various double glazing styles available to help you make an informed decision that perfectly suits your home.

What is double glazing?

Double glazing consists of two panes of glass separated by a sealed air gap. This creates an insulating barrier that helps to keep heat in during the winter and cool air in during the summer. Double glazing is very effective because the air pocket between the two panes of glass creates a seal against the outdoors, reducing heat transfer.

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Benefits of double glazing

Double glazing offers a host of benefits, these include;

  • Improved Insulation– Double glazing effectively works to improve your property’s energy efficiency. With quality double glazing you can enjoy a comfortable home year-round as well as savings on your energy bills.
  • Noise Reduction– Enjoy a quieter and more peaceful environment with double-glazed windows as they are proven to reduce sound by 20-65%. The two panes of glass and the gas between them absorb sound vibrations.
  • Prevents Condensation– Double glazing effectively works to prevent condensation therefore reducing the risk of mould on your windows.
  • Increased Security– Double-glazed windows are more difficult to break through than single-glazed windows. At Turkington, all of our double glazed windows and doors offer incredible strength, and the gas-filled spacer bar absorbs any attempts to damage the glass.
  • Increased Property Value– Another benefit of double glazing is that it can add curb appeal to your home, making it attractive to potential buyers and easier to sell.

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Popular double glazed window styles

  1. Casement windows– Casement windows are a popular choice of window style. Casement windows are hinged windows that are hinged at the side and are usually fitted in single or double panels. At Turkington, we offer uPVC casement windows that are not only stylish but also highly secure, energy-efficient, and low maintenance. Our windows are A-rated as standard, and they are equipped with Low-E glass to keep your home comfortable throughout the year while also saving you money on your energy bills.
  2. Flush sash windows– Flush sash windows are a type of window where the sash sits flush with the external face of the window. This means that when the window is closed, the sash is level with the outer frame. At Turkington, we offer flush sash windows that not only add to the aesthetic appeal of your home but also provide reliable and safe solutions. Our windows feature multipoint locking systems and toughened glass, giving you complete peace of mind. With our flush sash windows, you can enjoy a timeless look that will enhance the appearance of your home for years to come.
  3. Sash windows– Sash windows are windows that open vertically and consist of two sashes, one above the other. At Turkington, we offer sash windows that are perfect for homeowners who want the traditional look of timber sash windows without having to deal with maintenance issues. Our sash windows come in a range of customisation options including various authentic features such as Georgian or Astragal bar detailing. You can choose the perfect sash windows for your property from our range of options.
  4. Tilt & Turn windows– Tilt & turn windows are a versatile type of window that combines the functionality of two different opening styles. They feature a unique hinge system which allows the window to be tilted inwards at the top for ventilation or swung open inwards like a casement window for wider opening and easier cleaning. At Turkington, we offer tilt & turn windows that can achieve incredibly low U-values and fantastic Window Energy Ratings. You can also choose from a range of colour options, including authentic wood grain effects.

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How can Turkington Windows help you?

With over 40 years of industry experience, we pride ourselves on providing homeowners with exceptional customer service, competitive prices and quality installations. We’re proud to offer a huge range of home improvement products including double glazed uPVC and aluminium windows and doors. For more information on how we can help to transform your home then contact our team of experts for a free quote. You can also visit our showrooms in Lisburn & Portadown to browse our extensive product range for yourself.

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