Secondary glazing has recently grown in popularity due to its unique capabilities to reduce noise, improve heat retention and prevent drafts.
But what is secondary glazing?
In this blog post we will cover;
- What secondary glazing is
- The benefits of secondary glazing
What is secondary glazing?
Secondary glazing involves fitting an internal window in addition to your existing, single, double or triple glazed window. It is the perfect option if you live in a historic property or listed building where the windows cannot be double glazed. Traditional windows can often be tired and the cause of cold spots, which is why we recommend secondary double glazing.
What are the benefits of secondary glazing?
There are many benefits to secondary glazed windows, some of which being:
- Noise reduction
- Draft reduction
- Additional security
- Condensation control
- Reduced carbon footprint
If you’re considering secondary glazing, here are some tips we advise before purchasing.
If you live near a busy road or airport, secondary glazed windows are a perfect way to reduce noise pollution. This is a cheaper way to improve your home, especially for older properties that have single-pane windows. If you’re looking to use secondary glazing as a way to sound-proof your home, we advise using a different glass thickness than that of your current window.
Windows are prime areas where heat can be lost. The thermally toughened secondary glass acts as double glazing which can reduce heat emissions and improve your carbon footprint. When it comes to saving energy, secondary glazing may be a good option. You can specify ordinary Float or Toughened glass, or for even better thermal performance specify – Pilkington ‘K’ low E glass.