What are the benefits of Secondary Glazing from Monarch Windows Ltd Paignton Devon
Secondary Glazing may well be called Secondary Double Glazing or Secondary Windows, but are the same thing
It is usually a single glazed product ( double glazed available for some specialist applications) with the glass panes secured by compression gaskets into extruded aluminium framing sections.
Once fitted, Secondary Double Glazing has been created - it is a misconception that Secondary Glazing itself is Double Glazed.
What are the benefits of Secondary Glazing
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Heat Insulation - Standard Secondary Glazing greatly increases the Thermal Rating of a window - Low "E" Glass can be used to equal or better the Thermal Performance achieved by Replacement Sealed Unit Double Glazing - saves energy- reduces heating bills- can meet the requirements of building regulations document "L" for the Thermal Standard of New & Replacement Windows- Improved Energy Rating for the new energy performance certificate for the home buyers pack.
Sound Insulation - Standard Secondary Glazing achieves a significant reduction in Noise entering from outside, specialist glasses, which as especially effective against road, aircraft, rail or in fact any type of noise.
Cost - Installing Secondary Glazing is much cheaper than replacing windows
Security - Standard Secondary Glazing adds considerably to security, it can only be opened from the inside, the addition of toughened or laminated glass will further increase window & door security.
Dust & Rattles - Because the internal secondary glazing is fully sealed there is very little air movement within the cavity, thereby virtually eliminating the ingress of Dust & cutting out any rattling of the primary window.
Draughts - No more draughts from windows and doors once they have been fitted with secondary glazing.
Protect Carpets & Soft Furnishings - Where secondary glazing with laminated glass is specified it protects Carpets & Soft furnishings by filtering out the colour fading effects of UV light.
Character - Secondary glazing can provide all of the heat & noise insulation that modern living demands whilst protecting the character of your home by retaining the original timber or metal windows.
Historic Buildings, Conservation Areas & Listed Buildings - other than in very exceptional circumstances secondary glazing is accepted & indeed welcomed by planning officers as a much better alternative to replacing windows & doors in a conservation area.
Maintenance - Maintenance for secondary glazing minimal
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