From reducing energy costs and external noise to improving kerb appeal, there are many ways that double glazing can improve your home. However, not all double glazed windows are made equal!
At Turkington Windows, we’ve been installing windows since 1982 – so we know a thing or two about double glazing! As well as priding ourselves on our knowledge of double glazing, we also take care to use the right double glazing materials to ensure optimal comfort and aesthetics.
So what double glazing materials do you need to look out for when you’re getting new windows?
Types of glass and glass coating
One of the most important double glazing materials is, of course, glass!
In double glazing, the addition of an extra pane of glass improves the window’s insulating benefits, helping your space remain comfortable throughout the seasons.
At Turkington Windows, we take things a step further by using Planitherm Total + heat reflecting coating on our glass and a warm-edge spacer bar (the small strip that runs between the two glass panes).
Argon gas cavity
As well as the two panes of glass, another insulating double glazing material is the inert gas used to fill the space between the two glass panes. This adds an extra layer of thermal insulation in your double glazed window.
At Turkington Windows, we use a 90% argon gas filled cavity. This slows down the movement of warm air and prevents it from escaping though the glass, meaning that your precious heat is kept inside your home!
Types of window frame materials
There are a variety of materials that are used in the frames of double glazed windows. For those looking for durable, secure and thermally efficient solutions, a uPVC or aluminium frame for your window is a must.
Low maintenance uPVC is the most affordable option when it comes to window materials, and these frames offer exceptional energy efficiency. Not only will this reduce heat loss and make your home a more comfortable place to be, but it can also help you save on your heating bills.
Our aluminium frames are crafted with thermal-break technology to ensure excellent insulation. These frames are also a great way to add a touch of modern sophistication to your property and are the ideal window for busy homeowners as they require very little maintenance.
Our uPVC and aluminium windows come in a range of different designs and a variety of colours to boost your home’s kerb appeal and value.
How does the cost of double glazing materials compare to traditional single pane windows?
Double glazing materials are generally more expensive than traditional single pane windows. However, the long-term benefits of double glazing, such as energy efficiency and reduced heating costs, make it a worthwhile investment for homeowners looking to boost their home’s value and improve comfort.
Why choose Turkington Windows for your double glazing?
Homeowners have been trusting us for decades to install high quality double glazing in their homes. We offer a wide range of uPVC and aluminium windows in versatile styles to suit any taste and budget. We even offer triple glazing for those looking to invest in their comfort even further!