Frequently Asked Questions on Retrofit Double Glazing
Can we fit double-glazing into our existing frames?
YES! TwinGlaze Eco is the only company to fit genuine double glazed units into your existing frames. Providing your frames are in good condition (no wood rot, damage, etc.) fitting to your existing frames is not a problem. If you are not sure if your frames are ok then we can send an expert out to determine this for you.
What is double glazing?
Double glazing is an Insulated Glass Unit (IGU), this is made up of two pieces of glass that are joined by an argon gas. Some people use a air gap which is filled with just that… air. Using an argon gas is much more effective. The argon gas has many great thermal attributes. The unit is then sealed to prevent any moisture or dust getting in between the glass.
Will double glazing reduce my noise issues?
Absolutely! Double glazing your windows can reduce any noise issues by up to 80%. However you will need to consider other things in your home to help fully reduce any noise issues you may have, some things to consider are: Wall insulation, floor insulation, ceiling insulation, and draught proofing.
Will double glazing my existing windows be energy efficient and give me a higher energy star rating?
Yes double glazing your windows and doors will definitely improve your energy rating, you will be greatly reducing heat loss and heat gain though your double glazed windows, this will in return reduce your heating and cooling bills and improve your energy rating!
What type of glass is used?
Our standard Glass unit for TwinGlaze is 24mm this is compromised of a 4mm pane of glass + a 16mm argon gas gap + another 4mm pane of glass, float or toughened, however this can be increased and customised to each individual customer depending on the requirements and needs. We have a wide range of standard obscure glass, coloured glass etc. If you require a different type of glass, you can discuss that with our consultant.
What is the cost?
Retro fitting genuine double glazed glass is definitely the most cost effective way to get your home double glazed. As each window is different we do not have a standard price list. Call today for a no obligation, free quote.
What is secondary glazing?
Secondary glazing is an alternative to genuine double-glazing, this process often means a piece of acrylic is magnetically placed on top of your existing window or an extra window is added inside your current frame (so basically you will need to open two windows to let the fresh air in). Always ensure you have looked at all your options before you proceed as TwinGlaze genuine double glazing is often the same price or cheaper then secondary glazing.