A complete guide to double glazing

Here at Audsley Windows, we are proud to specialise in a complete range of glazing options. One of the popular glazing methods that many of our clients are continuously choosing is double glazing. Why do so many Australian property owners opt for double glazed windows? Our expert team has put together a helpful guide below to explain what is involved with double glazing and the many benefits of choosing double glazed windows.

What is double glazing?

Double glazed windows consist of two panels of glass which have been slightly separated by a spacer and a layer of either air or gas. These two panels are then bonded together.

The idea behind double glazed windows is to create a better degree of insulation for properties.

Benefits of double glazing?

Opting for double glazed windows comes with many benefits for property owners. Some of the key advantaged of double glazing include:

  • Energy-efficient windows and doors – due to the more efficient level of insulation, keeping cool in summer and warm in winter will be a significantly easier task. Turning on the air con and heater will become less frequent, thus cutting down on energy bills. Energy-efficient windows and doors refer to building components engineered to optimize energy conservation by limiting heat loss in winter and heat gain in summer, ultimately promoting energy savings and environmental sustainability.
  • Comfort all year – extra insulation will ensure the indoor space is kept at a more enjoyable temperature as hot or cold airflow will be limited.
  • Noise reduction – double glazing is also extremely beneficial for dampening sound and overall reducing any external and unwanted noises from entering a property.
  • Design & aesthetic – these days, double glazed windows are available in a complete range of styles and sizes, ensuring there is something to suit any requirements and style preference.

What about toughened glass?

Another glazing option that is often mentioned when discussing double glazing is toughened glass. Toughened glass is essentially standard glass which has then been re-tempered to create an extra degree of strength.

Toughened glass is regularly used for entrance doors and shopfronts because of the degree of strength it provides. If a toughened glass panel is broken, it won’t shatter into dangerous shards like regular glass—it will instead shatter into granular pieces.

Ask Audsley Windows

For all your double glazing or toughened glass enquiries in the Melbourne region, be sure to get in touch with the team of specialists at Audsley Windows today on 03 9543 3911.