Double glazing can be a great investment for your home. Yes, it does cost more than standard single glazed windows but you will see the benefits long term. In New Zealand, double glazing has been used for decades, even centuries ago. Today, this is just getting popular here in North America. In fact, builders here have been using it for some time.
When you retrofit double glazing on your home, you save energy, money and keep the environment safe. Did you know that double glazing reduces heat loss by up to 40%? The reason it works so well is that it keeps the warm air out of the glass and keeps the cold air inside the house. You will also find that when double glazing your windows, you will not have to deal with the noise from opening and closing the windows as much.
How do you retrofit double glazing on your home? First of all, you will need a custom-fitted double glazing system. There are many different options available to you. For instance, you can choose from double glazing with argon gas-filled space between the panes or you can choose to double glaze with two panes of glass separated by a thin sheet metal frame. The latter option is more effective because it insulates better and costs less than traditional double glazing with an unglazed front and back.
The second part of retrofitting double glazing involves installing new window frames. Typically, you can install new double glazing on your own. However, unless you have experience in this field, you will want to consult with professionals that can help you. They will be able to fit your windows properly and install secondary glazing in a way that will allow for proper ventilation.
In addition to the windows, you will need to cover the sill and door jamb of your home with insulation. You should also install a vapor barrier behind the home’s siding to keep moisture out. You should ensure that the doors and windows are sealed properly so no moisture enters the house. You can find double glazing in various colors, styles and textures to match your existing home. This makes it easy for you to match your double glazing to your existing home.
There are also some benefits to installing double glazing. While it does reduce the noise of a breeze, the noise reduction comes at a cost. Since double glazing means you have to put up two panes of glass, it also means that you have to make two frames and then install those on the outside and inside of your home. That means you need to buy new equipment to do this work. On the other hand, single-glazed windows have one glass panel and they don’t require any special equipment to be installed.
In addition to the benefits of saving money and keeping the air clean, there are other benefits of double and triple glazed. They work great for domestic and commercial purposes and they are available in many different types of glass including sapphire and even acrylic. No matter which type of glass you choose, you will find that the beauty of the finished product is top quality and that it can add a lot to the value of your property. Some types of glass are better suited for different uses around your home and even for different types of furniture and cabinetry.
There is a common misconception about double glazing and that is that it requires high levels of skill to install. That isn’t true at all. In fact, many of the professional installers that will come to your rescue in New Zealand will install the system quickly and easily. The glazing companies that you work with will offer installation services from start to finish, and all you have to do is agree to what the windows will be made out of before they arrive on site. This ensures that you get high quality windows that will improve the energy efficiency rating system in your home and will also provide you with more protection against heat loss and fluctuation.