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Double Glazing Benefits: A Comprehensive Guide to Improved Insulation, Reduced Noise and Condensation Prevention

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If you’re looking to make your home more energy efficient, reduce external noise, prevent against condensation and make your living space more comfortable all year round then double glazing is the perfect choice.

In our comprehensive guide, we will explore the benefits of double glazing as well as how it can transform your home.

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What is double glazing?

With a single glazed window, one glass pane serves as the barrier between your home and the outdoors, while double glazing uses two panes, as well as a layer of air for additional insulation.
This is also the case for the window frame itself – unlike single glazing, double glazed window frames provide more space to include an insulating framework.
Essentially, double glazing is effective because while glass is a good conductor of heat, air is not. The air pocket between the two panes of glass therefore creates a seal against the outdoors, reducing the transfer of heat.

Improved insulation

Double glazed windows are extremely energy-efficient and work as an effective insulator, helping to retain heat in your home. Not only will double glazing help to make your home a more comfortable temperature all year round, but it will also help to save you money on your energy bills by reducing your energy consumption.

Reduced noise

Double glazing acts as an effective barrier to external noise and is proven to reduce sound by 20-65%. Double glazing provides noise reduction as the two glass panes and the gas between them absorbs the sound vibrations, allowing your home to be more peaceful.

Condensation prevention

Condensation occurs when the moisture present in the colder air comes into contact with your windows. Because the inside face of the glass is warmer than the outside, water droplets will form on the inside of your windows. Double glazing effectively works to prevent condensation therefore reducing the risk of mould on your windows.

Increased property value

Not only will double glazing help to retain heat but it will also add property value to your home. Double glazed windows and doors add curb appeal to your home, making it attractive to potential buyers and easier to sell.

High security and safety

At Turkington we know how important it is for you to feel safe and secure in your home. That’s why all of our double glazed windows and doors are fitted with high security multi-point locks as standard, giving you complete peace of mind. Our double glazed windows and doors are also incredibly strong and tough to break, as the gas-filled spacer bar absorbs any attempts to damage the glass.

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Explore Turkington’s range of aluminium and uPVC double glazing windows and doors

We are one of the most trusted and reliable window and conservatory companies in Northern Ireland. All of our products come with a 10 year guarantee, meaning that your purchase is protected. At Turkington, we offer a range of double glazing products that are high quality and versatile that will transform your home. These include;

  •  Heritage aluminium windows– Our Heritage windows offer timeless elegance with the thermal performance of modern materials. They give an excellent solution for installations such as listed building renovations.
  • Casement windows– Our uPVC classic casement windows are suited to all types of properties and can enhance the appearance of any property.
  • Flush sash windows– Our flush sash windows combines the beauty and elegance of traditional timber with all the benefits of uPVC. This style of window makes a stunning addition to both traditional and contemporary properties.
  • French windows– French windows are a beautiful choice for any home, they provide an unrestricted view of the outside world.
  • Sash windows– These uPVC windows are ideal for homeowners who want the classic charm of timber sash windows without the age related issues such as rotting and warping.
  •  Tilt & turn windows– Our tilt & turn windows are unique, functional and stylish. This style offers versatility by being able to function as both a venting window and an inward opening window.
  • Front doors– At Turkington we provide a range of uPVC, aluminium and composite front door options to suit any style of home across Northern Ireland. All are designed to improve security and reduce energy bills.
  • Bifold doors– Our aluminium bifold doors create a seamless transition between home and garden, they create a more open living space and flood your home with natural light.
  • Lift & slide doors– These doors feature a lift and slide system which makes it easier to open and enables even wider spans of entrance to be achieved.

Why choose Turkington?

At Turkington, our wide range of products are available with a range of heritage and modern features for you to choose from and different colour options. If you’re considering upgrading your home with double glazing then be sure to explore our range of uPVC and aluminium windows and doors, with so much choice you are bound to find the perfect fit for your home.

For your next home improvement project, you can rely on our expert team at Turkington who have years of experience working in Northern Ireland, Belfast, Dublin, Lisburn and Portadown.

For more information contact our friendly team of professionals for a free quote.

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With showrooms in Lisburn & Portadown we are ideally placed to supply and install windows, doors and conservatories all across Belfast and Northern Ireland, as well as the greater Dublin area and counties Monaghan, Meath and Louth.

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