The Homeworx Quality Standard: Double Glazing

Posted on July 4th, 2019

This month we shine the spotlight on double glazing and why it is your home’s best friend.

It’s no big secret that double glazing is superior to single glazing in windows.  It provides your house with better insulation, making the inside environment much more comfortable. We are going to discuss exactly how & why it is such a champion.


What is double-glazing?

Double glazed windows have two layers of glass spaced apart by a gap containing either air or argon gas. This is then sealed, thus creating an Insulated Glazing Unit (IGU). Different arrangements of IGUs have different insulative qualities. These depend on; the emissivity of the glass used, the distance between the two panes, and the type of gas in the gap. Argon gas has stronger insulative properties than air.


Why double-glazing is a good option for your home.

It can halve the heat loss through windows in your house, making a substantial difference to your power bill. Another bonus of double-glazing is that it reduces external noise, which is handy especially on streets with lots of road or pedestrian noise.