Secondary glazing is something that may often be overlooked by homeowners.
When considering upgrading or replacing current windows, double or even triple glazing comes to mind.
But in some cases, secondary glazing could prove to be a cheaper alternative that’s just as efficient as double glazing.
In this article, we’re going to be discussing the benefits and reasons to get secondary glazing for your home. We’ll be discussing;
- Listed Buildings
- Heat Retention
- Noise Cancellation
If your property or home is a listed building, you find yourself in a tough position as there’s not much you can do to make changes to your home.
However, secondary glazing is a great option for listed buildings whereby a second pane of glass is added to an already single glazed window to improve the overall energy efficiency of the property without making any changes that would be detrimental to the listing building regulations and instead would comply with them.
Adding secondary glazing to a property enhances heat retention throughout the home.
Simply because by adding a secondary glass pane that is sealed correctly and improves heat retention, the heat has nowhere to escape and thus eliminating draughts.
And in turn, this helps to cut energy costs per month.
Going from single glazing to secondary glazing, you will instantly see the difference and reap the benefits of improved energy efficiency, elimination of draughts and ways for heat to escape as well as saving money on energy bills.
When installing secondary glazing noise cancellation can be improved up to 80% simply by adding a second glass pane to the single glazed window.
Sound waves have then a harder time getting through two glass panels as opposed to one and if you live in a built-up congested area or live close to the main road, you will instantly hear a difference.
Secondary glazing provides increased security as they are securely fixed in a strong aluminium frame, making break-in attempts much harder and becomes tougher for potential burglars to break and enter into the property.
Overall the budget needed for secondary glazing is considerably less than that needed for buying and installing new double glazed windows.
The reason for this is because the installation time is much less than installing new windows, it’s effectively fitting an extra window pane to the already installed single glazed window. So the time on the job is much less and that is reflected in the price too.
Get in touch with us today to see if secondary glazing could benefit your property, and how Spire Glass can help.
Our team are on-hand and happy to help, discuss your budget and needs to find the best products and services available for you and your home.