Double glazed windows are windows that have been designed in such a way that they can reduce the effects of heat on your home from outside. In other words, they are insulated windows with double panes of glass installed over an area of the building envelope to stop heat loss through a space of the envelope. This is very beneficial in preventing heat from escaping through the envelope of your home. While this can be particularly useful in places like the attic, it is most effective in preventing heat loss through a large part of the house such as the basement, garage and living areas.
Double Glazed Windows
The concept of this type of window is based on the idea that the energy that is wasted during the heating process of a house is much higher than the energy that is saved through having these types of windows installed. This energy is stored up inside the house in the form of heat that is stored in the air between the glazing. By being able to prevent heat loss through the envelope of the house, the amount of energy that is wasted in heating your home is reduced drastically. This then reduces the costs of running the home when it is cold outside and increases the use of natural energy sources such as solar panels or wind power. It also helps to keep your house cooler during summertime when heat is used so that you do not need to run your air conditioner all day. Double glazed windows are also known to help lower your energy bill because they make use of less energy.
While there are many different options available for high performance windows in the home, double glazed windows are considered to be one of the best choices due to their long-term cost effectiveness and environmental benefits. You can get a good window for your home that will save you money in the long run and allow you to enjoy your home at a comfortable temperature while at the same time reducing your carbon footprint and helping to preserve the environment. Make sure to take some time out of your day to talk to a qualified glazing contractor about this type of window for your home so that you will know which double glazing options are right for you.