Double-glazed windows are some of the most popular and cost-effective ways to provide your home with a sense of personality. Not only can they save you a significant amount of money in terms of energy costs, but they are available in a wide variety of dimensions and styles.
This is why it is a good idea to take a look at the manufacturing process in order to fully appreciate just how far this technology has come. Why has double glazing in Maidenhead proved to be so very popular and how do these windows work?
The Initial Sizing Process
Before the actual glazing process can begin, the individual panes of glass will have to be measured and cut to exact measurements. This ensures that they will subsequently fit within a number of discrete window configurations.
Once the panes of glass are cut to the appropriate size, they will be visually inspected and cleaned to make certain that no particulate matter is present.
Addressing the Cavity Between the Panes of Glass
The next step creates the true “magic” associated with double-glazed windows. The two panes are first separated by a spacer bar. This bar is meant to provide a hermetically sealed atmosphere between the layers of glass.
Then, the glass will be placed within a machine that creates an artificial vacuum (a crucial step). This enables the cavity to be filled with a specific type of gas. The two most common options include:
- Dehydrated air.
- Inert gases such as xenon, krypton or argon.
Having said this, argon is the most common gas used due to its low levels of thermal conductivity (saving the customer money in terms of insulation and heating expenses). Also, please note that the cavity width will sometimes vary depending upon the type of window as well as its thermal requirements.
Fitting and Installation
Each double-glazed pane will then be installed according to the configuration of the window in question. The flexibility and design options associated with such modern marvels are nearly unparalleled and there is no doubt that even the most discriminating of tastes can be addressed.
Are you interested to learn more about the benefits and technical aspects of double-glazed windows? If so, please speak with a representative from Safe Windows and Doors. We will be pleased to answer any other questions that you may have.