Insulated glazing (IG) or more commonly known as double glazing is double or triple glass window panels separated by an air or other gas filled space to reduce heat loss or gain from your windows.
Insulated Glass Units are manufactured with glass in a range of thickness’s. Laminated or toughened glass may also be used as part of the construction. Most units are manufactured with the same thickness of glass used on both panesbut special applications such as sound reduction or security may require wide ranges of thicknesses to be incorporated in the same unit.
Standard single glazed widows offer very little to no energy efficiency and allow heat, cold & sound to travel freely through the glass.
In Summer, heat passes through your windows and into you home.
If you have cooling, it also passes through your windows to the outside. This causes the interior of your home to heat up, overworking your cooling and increasing your energy bills.
In winter the opposite is true, cold passes through your windows, cooling your home while your heating passes through the window to the outside. This overworks your heaters, increasing your heating costs.
Double glazing improves the energy efficiency of your home by stopping not only heat and cold from entering your home but by reducing the amount of heating and cooling leaving your home.
This reduces the need for heating and cooling, thus reducing your reducing your energy consumption and costs and reduces noise.
Combining the use of special ‘Low E’ glass, argon gas filled double glazing units and a variable space between each pane of glass. Heat, cold and noise are ‘reflected’ back from the first pane of glass, reducing energy consumption and costs and reducing noise.