The right glazing choices can help make your home more comfortable in hot and cool weather.
There are several glazing options available. Some keep heat inside your home. Others keep heat, noise, light and glare out.
There are several other types of glass available:
All of these types of glass can be used with double glazing, which is the best option for winter comfort.
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A double-glazed window uses two panes, separated by a gap which is filled with air or an insulating gas such as argon. It is also known as an Insulating Glass Unit (IGU).
Although gaps can vary between 6 and 12mm, a 12mm gap is assumed in most R value calculations.
You can vary the glass you use for the two panes in a double glazing unit, and you can choose two different types of glass for each pane.
If you are retrofitting double glazing to your existing windows, there are three main options:replacing the whole window frame with new frames and glass