At Waters Glass we manufacture our own Double and Triple Glazed Units. Double Glazing can bring many positive benefits to your home and it doesn’t have to cost the earth. Improved sound insulation, reduced condensation, energy saving and improved heat retention are all achievable by converting your existing single glazed timber windows to Double Glazing.
With improved technology used in the make-up of Double Glazing, i.e. Low E soft coat glass, Warm Edge Spacer Bar and Argon Gas filling, A-Rated Double Glazing will add to the comfort of your home.
We also supply and fit, “A” Rated Double and Triple Glazed Units to existing Double Glazed P.V.C. Windows.
Unfortunately, many older double glazed units do not contain low-emissivity glass and are therefore not energy-efficient. By replacing your existing window glass with low-e glazing, you can improve the energy efficiency of your home, reduce your monthly bills and decrease the size of your carbon footprint. Low-e glazing units can make your home more than twice as energy-efficient in comparison to older double glazing with no low-e coating.
Low-e glass is essential for rooms or buildings with a high proportion of windows or glass doors, such as conservatories and sun rooms. The use of low-e glazing helps to retain heat even in winter, allowing you to comfortably use these rooms for more months of the year. Low-e glass is also recommended for north or east facing windows, where a larger proportion of heat loss would be expected.
It may surprise you to learn that up to 25% of the heat in your home can be lost through your windows. Without energy-efficient glazing, you are effectively throwing your money out of the window.
Did you know that by installing low-e glass, you can significantly improve your Window Energy Ratings and reduce the amount of energy lost through your windows by up to 75%! Considering these figures and the cost of fuel today, it is easy to see why more and more people are opting for A-rated glass by incorporating low-e glass into their existing window frames.
Heat always flows towards the cold. Therefore, window glass without a low-e coating will absorb the heat from your home and radiate it onto the colder outside surface, where it is lost. Low-e glass has a special coating which is a poor radiator of heat and does not allow heat to be transferred to the outside. Instead, the low-e coating actually reflects the heat back into your room. By placing low-e glass into a double glazed unit, the individual glass pane temperatures change. As more heat is retained, the outer pane of glass is not heated as much by escaping energy and the inner pane is keeping more heat in and becomes warmer. This has two effects. There are less cold draughts from convection near the windows and the risk of condensation on the glass is reduced. In this way, low-e glazing not only prevents heat loss, but also encourages warmth during the colder months of the year.
No need to replace your frames just convert the glass to A-Rated Units, to get the benefit of reduced fuel bills and a warmer home. At Waters Glass and Glazing we can do all of this at reasonable cost to you. We offer you a free quotation service.
Broken down ( fogged up), Double Glazed units can and should also be replaced as they reduce the heat retention in your home.