Heath Windows Ltd supplies and fits double glazing with our complete range of replacement windows. We operate out of Horsham, providing this service throughout the town and across the wider Sussex and Surrey area, from Broadbridge Heath to Cranleigh. Whether in wood, aluminium or uPVC windows, double glazing has become a ubiquitous feature in the construction of new homes and in property improvement projects. Despite its undoubted popularity, we have taken a brief look below at what double glazing involves.
Put simply, double glazed windows consist of two panes of glass set within the same frame. A thin layer of air (a vacuum), or often an inert gas like argon, separates these panes, creating a much more effective, energy efficient barrier between the interior and exterior.
Double glazed windows reduce the amount of heat lost from the inside of properties in Horsham and the surrounding areas through conduction and convection. Conduction involves the transfer of heat through a material. In regard to a single pane of glass, heat hits the surface and then transfers through it, escaping to the outside. When applied to single glazed windows, this process essentially sucks vital and expensive warmth out of properties.
However, with double glazing, after transferring through the internal pane, the heat meets the air vacuum or argon gas. This is where convection takes over.
The process of convection involves heat being transferred through a moving gas or liquid. In the case of double glazing, this involves air or argon. Both of these substances have poor abilities as conductors of heat, so they act as a barrier preventing heat from escaping the property through convection. As a result, the warm air stays inside the property.
Naturally, this level of efficiency means homeowners in Horsham, Broadbridge Heath, Cranleigh and throughout Sussex and Surrey use less heat to warm up their home.
Aside from preventing heat loss, double glazing has multiple other benefits, including:
Our double glazing range includes patterned designs from Pilkington Glass. Offering five levels of privacy through various levels of obscuration, we supply and fit Pilkington Glass to suit any requirement while still maximising the amount of natural sunlight passing through.