Frequently Asked Questions
Why Retrofit Double Glazing
High performance double glazing keeps the cold out and traps the warmth in, allowing for warmer, dryer and healthier home with less heating required, reducing power bills.
High performance double glazing reduces internal condensation dramatically.
• NOISE REDUCTION
By installing specialty acoustic double glazing, noisy neighbours or road noise can be a thing of the past.
• FADING & PRIVACY
By installing standard tinted or laminated double glazing this greatly reduces UV rays by up to 99%.
• COOLER IN SUMMER
Reduces excessive summer heat gain allowing for a more moderated internal climate all year round.
Will it improve the value of my home?
• ADDED VALUE
The family home is your biggest ﬁnancial asset. Double Glazing adds value & home insulation is now recognised as on of the top 3 questions asked by real estate. Once you have experienced the comfort of double glazing you will never live in another home without it.
Does Double Glazing eliminate condensation?
Condensation forms when warm air is cooled. In the case of a window, the moisture in the air condenses on the glass forming what can be significant amounts of water.
Where the window has only single glazing, the cool temperature on the outside transfers easily to the inside and condensation occurs rapidly.
When double glazing is installed, there is much improved thermal insulation between the outside and inside. As a result, condensation is greatly reduced, creating a warmer, drier, healthier home.
What is Retrofit Double Glazing?
Retrofit double glazing is the process of retrospectively fitting new energy efficient double glazing into existing window frames that previously held single glass. The process involves removal of the inefficient single glass and small changes to the existing frames which may include changing the timber or aluminium beads to accommodate double glazing. However, unlike alternative options available, these small changes will be almost un-noticeable, resulting in a finished product that maintains the authenticity of your existing windows.
This means that:
Timber window frames are kept consistent without having any additions that compromise the aesthetics and insulation performance.
Aluminium window frames are kept consistent including functionality of opening windows and doors.