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Single Vs. Double Vs. Triple Glazing: Heat Loss & U-Values

Warm air moves towards cold glass and a typical house loses 10% of its heat via the windows. This expensive loss of energy can be combatted by investing in the right type of glazing for your home, in order to boost your property’s thermal efficiency. Single Vs. Double Vs. Triple Glazing Single Glazing Conduction occurs easily with single glazing, as there is only one layer of glass between the inside air and outside air, allowing energy to escape more readily.   Double Glazing Double glazing is the installation of two sheets of glass, with spacer bars fixed around the edge to…

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Does Double Glazing Reduce Noise?

Double glazing is composed of two sheets of glass with a small gap between them, leaving a 6mm air pocket. Standard windows, in contrast, are often just a single pane of glass and offer little in the way of insulation from the outside elements. The main advantage to installing double glazing for your home or commercial premises is the design’s thermal insulation properties, keeping your home cool in the summer, and stopping heat from escaping in the winter – saving valuable money on heating bills. Acoustic Insulation However, double glazing also provides acoustic insulation, blocking out noise from the outside. This…

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What is REHAU?

Here at Abbey Glass, we pride ourselves on using glass materials from only the best providers, ensuring that our customers receive a quality service throughout the process from design to installation. That’s why we use products from REHAU; in this article, we explain who REHAU are, and why we choose to supply their window and door systems. Who are REHAU? REHAU were one of the first companies to produce and sell uPVC windows and doors in the UK. Founded in Germany in 1948, the company now manufactures all of its UK products in a state of the art plant based in…

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What are the Alternatives to Double Glazing?

Double glazing is a great way of reducing your energy bills by insulating your home better and keeping your rooms warmer. However, for some households, this popular window choice is not an option, so alternatives need to be sought. You may need to use an alternative to double glazing for a number of reasons, and a common choice in these cases is secondary glazing. Secondary glazing works by placing a single layer of glazing over the existing window pane, enhancing the insulation and sound insulation of the building. You may choose secondary glazing for your building for the following reasons: Your…

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