24Feb/18

A beginner’s guide to double glazing

Double glazing is the most popular type of window in the UK, but how much do you actually know about double glazing?

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Here is a beginner’s guide to double glazing.

The basics

Double glazing is made up of two panes of glass, and between the panes, there is a gas or air filled space. This helps to insulate your home, as the space helps to trap heat, stopping cold air from coming into your home and warm air from escaping.

The extra insulation can also help to reduce outside sound, which is particularly useful if you live in a noisy city.

The history of double glazing

It is difficult to imagine a time before double glazing, but in reality, double glazing is a very recent invention for the UK. Modern double glazing was first created in America in the 1930s, but it didn’t arrive in the UK until …