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Double glazed units – why you must consider it for your home and office

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Keeping homes insulated helps to maintain a comfortable indoor environment without pinching pockets as it reduces energy bills.  The insulated windows help to control the heat exchange with the outside environment and keep homes naturally cool thereby reducing the need for cooling equipment. In cold weathers, the home interior remains comfortably warm than the cool exteriors, without much use of heating equipment.  Although we usually think about energy conservation when talking about home insulation, it helps in another aspect too. Well, insulated homes are free from noise as the insulated doors, and windows cut off the outside noise completely, depending on the level of insulation. 

Window glazing is a significant component of windows as it covers the biggest surface area and plays a vital role in maintaining proper insulation at homes.   Energy efficient windows use top quality window glazing comprising of solar control clear glass with low E- value.  Any Perth Glass repair company would advise you to use toughened glass with self-cleaning properties which might even be laminated. They may also suggest the use of double glazed units (DGU) which offer superior insulation from heat, light, and noise. To know more about DGU, keep reading.

The innovation of DGU

Windows as we had known used a single piece of glass on the pane to offer security and for protection from the elements of weather. However, the role of windows has changed with times, and today it contributes to the cause of the environment too.  Windows are responsible for offering better home insulation thereby cutting down on greenhouse emissions, and this has paved the way for innovative window ideas that resulted in the invention of double glazed units.

What is DGU?

DGU, as it is also known, comprises of two glass panes separated from each other by using a spacer thereby creating a void or gap between the two.  Usually, an inert gas like argon fills the space between the glasses. A desiccant like silica gel is used in the cavity to remove any moisture. Besides argon, xenon, other gases like krypton or even air can fill the gap between the gases. The glass assembly is then finished from all sides and mounted on the window frame. Proper sealing of the glass assembly is necessary for which these windows are hermetically sealed that ensures complete and foolproof sealing without any chance of leakage.

Characteristics of DGU glass

DGU glass has excellent properties for acting as heat barrier that prevents heat exchange between the glass surfaces. As the heat inside the home does not flow out and vice versa, the house remains cool or warm depending on the weather outside creating an ambient living condition without the need for too much us of cooling/heating equipment. This reduces energy bills.  The glass is also good for protecting home interiors from outside noise as it is capable of insulating noise too.  The glass is also resistant to UV light.

The use of tempered glass in DGU enhances its performance through increased safety.

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