Generally, in the UK, double glazed windows are somewhere between 20mm-24mm, but sometimes up to 28mm. However, the optimum thickness for thermal insulation is 24mm.
There are several ways to try to identify how old your double glazing is. As the windows get older, a small gap between the panes will form. You also might notice • condensation between the panes • draughts coming in • increase in noise • stiffness • leaks
The two panes of glass that form double glazed windows absorb sound vibrations travelling through the gas, therefore acting as a dampener to noise, and reducing disturbance from outside noise.
The argon gas that sits between the panes of glass is a poor conductor of heat, meaning that the warm air from the heating in your home cannot escape easily. This makes double glazing incredibly successful at keeping your home warm. Double glazing is a worthwhile investment for people who want to improve energy efficiency […]
Try opening the window sightly or getting a dehumidifier, especially if steam is present from having had a shower. This will help circulate the air and reduce the condensation in between the panes of glass. If the condensation becomes unmanageable, it’s probably time to consider getting new double glazed windows.
The lifespan of your double glazing will depend on several factors. It isn’t a “one size fits all” scenario. The condition of your home in general, its location, and the quality of installation and manufacturer can all affect the amount of time you’ll get out of your double glazing. Generally, however, if these factors are […]