Double glazed windows FAQs
What is double glazing?
Double glazing refers to the use of two panes of glass in a window, often filled with a gas such as argon between the panes to add as an insulator. The reason so many people choose double glazed windows is that it can make such a big difference to their home in terms of reducing heat loss and energy bills.
How much does double glazing cost?
The cost of your new windows or replacement double glazing will depend on your specific requirements and design preferences. However, the benefits of double glazing makes this a worthwhile investment, as they can improve your home’s energy efficiency and increase the value of your property.
At Safestyle, we also offer a price promise and will beat any like-for-like quote. To find out how much your double glazed windows will cost, request a free, no-obligation quote today.
How long will my double glazing last?
All Safestyle products are manufactured to the highest of standards in our state-of-the-art UK production facility, rigorously tested and installed by expert fitters. That’s why we’re confident in offering a 10-year guarantee on all of our doors and windows. This means your double glazed windows, including the locks and hinges, are protected from manufacturer damage, weather and corrosion damage and any other faults, so you can enjoy peace of mind.
What are the benefits of double glazed windows?
Double glazing has a number of benefits over single glazing. It is an ideal choice to improve your home’s energy efficiency, as the layer of insulation between the secondary glazing panels ensures maximum heat retention inside your home and minimum heat loss from the outside pane. This also reduces the noise pollution that enters your home.
In addition to noise insulation and saving on your energy bills, the double glazing cost could be a wise investment, as it may increase your property value.
What causes condensation in double glazing?
Condensation can sometimes occur between double glazing panels. This is caused by the sealant around the double glazed glass failing and allowing the warm air from inside your home to enter the air gap between panes. Condensation will then form as the surface temperature of the double glazed window is cooler than the room. If you see this, it is time to replace or upgrade your old windows.
At Safestyle, our windows are manufactured to the highest standards to stop any condensation, leaks or draught between the glass panes. Contact us today to get a quote on your replacement windows.
Is triple glazing better than double glazing?
Much of the energy saving benefit is made in the jump from single glazed windows to A-rated double glazing. Whilst there are incremental savings to be made from double glazing to triple glazing, it is often in our experience not offset by the additional cost of triple glazed windows.
Our recommendation to our customers is that double glazing strikes the best balance between cost and the benefits of excellent thermal insulation, noise reduction and a positive energy rating. We would only recommend triple glazing for a few cases such as living close to a very busy road where there are advantages to their sound reduction.