Double Glazing Options

by | Apr 23, 2013 | Home Improvement

With regards to double glazing, the options are huge and can be somewhat daunting. There are so many companies offering their services and assistance that just selecting which company to go with requires hours of consideration. Of course, choosing the best company to carry out the double glazing work is important but first we must identify what style of double glazing we require. Upon deciding to purchase new double glazing we should ask ourselves exactly what style we would like. Double glazing sales representatives can help you in this decision. They should have a number of options available to you and can give advice regarding which style will compliment your home the best.

Style and security

For an idea as to what style of frame would best compliment your property it is advisable to take a walk along your street and have a look at what style your neighbours have incorporated into their properties. Providing that your house is of similar design to that of your neighbours, it will give you a good insight into what to consider when making a choice for your own property.

It is also imperative to take into consideration the aspect of security. All replacement windows and doors should come with security locks as standard. Upon commencing negotiations with a glazier, make sure that they incorporate these safety features into all their products.

Types of glass to consider

As heating costs continue to rise, it is becoming more and more important to choose glass that best insulates your home. During those cold winter months, we do not want windows that let the cold in and the heat out. The British Fenestration Ratings Council has recently introduced a system that rates the thermal insulation of glass with ‘A’ being the most efficient and ‘G’ the least. If we do not want soaring heating costs we should ensure that the glass that is being used in our replacement windows are ranked in the upper scale of these ratings.

Another aspect to consider when choosing the glass is where your property is situated. If the property is on a busy main road or dual carriageway we may suffer from excessive noise due to passing traffic. Your property may be near to a major airport and may suffer from the loud engines of planes passing overhead. If this is a situation that you find yourself in ask about acoustic glass. This dramatically reduces outside noise and is a type of glass that any reputable glazing company can provide.

It is advisable to consult the advice of an expert before undertaking any work for replacement windows or doors. There are many companies specialising in double glazing in Penzance. They can offer you all the advice and assistance you require and ensure that you understand all your double glazing options.

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