Types of glazing

When it comes to the energy efficiency of our home, we care a lot about the insulation of the walls, but the weakest point in terms of heat/cold is in the windows. We have already talked in another article about "Tips for choosing a suitable window", where we mainly focused on the material and the most common type of frames with their advantages and disadvantages, this time we are going to talk a little about glass.

In a window, the essential part is the glass. For some years now, we have all been very clear about what double-glazed windows with an intermediate chamber are. For example, we can find 4mm + 12mm + 4mm crystals, which means that we have a 4mm glass, a 12mm air chamber and another 4mm glass. Obviously, the thicker the glass and the larger the intermediate chamber, the better, although there comes a time when the increase becomes detrimental. The usual for a home is 4-10-4 or 4-12-4.

There may also be windows where double glazing can be improved with solar control, reinforced acoustic insulation, low permissiveness, increased security in case of an accident, self-cleaning or anti-theft security. All these improvements can make the window more expensive a priori, but in the long run, they turn into exciting improvements.

Before choosing, we must think about the characteristics we need. For example, if it is a window without a blind since the sun shines most of the day, it will be highly advisable to add solar control, which allows light to enter, but not the heat. Good advice and a study of the needs of each window is essential when choosing.

If the time has come to change windows, we hope these tips will help you make a better choice. If you need advice or a budget, do not hesitate to contact us.


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