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
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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