Insulated glazing (IG), more commonly known as double glazing is double glass window panes separated by a vacuum or gas filled space to reduce heat transfer and noise
Today’s world is one of noise. Traffic, trains, aircraft, machinery, appliances, television and music systems – sound comes at us from everywhere, much of it unwanted
Whatever the noise source, the correct selection of glass for the window systems and construction method are crucial for a peaceful environment.
Aside from sound insulation, double glazing window also helps in energy saving. It helps to minimize the heat transfer through the window, which will help to increase the energy saving and lower your electricity bill.
Advantages of double glazing
With two layers of glass noise is diluted as it passes through these and an air gap. Laminated glass can also reduce the noise dramatically if it is used as one of the choices of glass. Double glazing maintains a quieter environment to live in. Depending on the type of double glazing selected noise reduction may vary. Laminated glass reduces noise significantly when included as part of a double glazed unit.
Depending on the type of glass, harder to break than a single pane of glass. When broken, the shards normally stay in place. The result is improved security. This benefit can be further enhanced by using toughened glass in the double glazing units.
Enhances resale value
By retrofitting with double glazing it allows the house to be updated and give a more modern look. Laminated glass offers greater protection for people and property by providing an effective barrier from attack. Although the glass will break if hit with a hammer, brick or similar object, the inter-layer can resist penetration, ensuring any attempt to enter a premises will be slow and noisy. In addition, the attacked glass will tend to remain in the opening, keeping wind and rain out of the building until it can be replaced at a convenient time. The type of laminated glass required will depend on the level of security sought.
Using Tint glass gives the window inside a slightly darker look which during the day is harder to see through. Could be described as glass with sunglasses on.