Why Double Glazing is Popular?

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A little different from the traditional windows that we generally have in homes, the double glazed windows are the ones with two panes of glass installed on every window. There is a minimum gap provided between the two panes helps to insulate noise, air or other pollution peeping in. This is more advantageous for colder countries, because they have the property of retaining the heat remaining the inner atmosphere, by preventing the external cold to enter inside.

Double Glazing

Double Glazing

Style and Ranges

Gone are the days when double glazed windows looked very odd and unusual, with no pleasing styles. Now the people have started using it on larger scale and manufacturers are coming up with different varieties and styles of double glazed windows.

So you can use your creativity and add style to your home interiors, while staying protected from cold air peeping inside. Modern double glazing windows are the right choice for all home builders, because they provide all essentials that you would require for home accessories.

Let us just run down through the different styles of Double Glazed windows available.

Sash Windows – the sash style double glazing windows have a big welcome among all homeowners and most of them volunteer to alter their existing windows to the modern double glazed sash windows. There can be any number of panels added to this style of window, either one major panel or too many small panels. The choices of styles are really unlimited, so you can go as creative as you want while decorating your home with sash double glazed windows.

Bay Windows – Very popular ever since the Victorian period, the bay windows are now available with double glazing, so people can install a very unique and appealing style of window to their home. This type of window is generally preferred for the front view windows for the external protruding style they have got. This style of double glazing window is suitable for specific rooms that are darker and always needs a light source to move around, because of its nature that it can bring in surplus external light inside. The rooms will naturally appear more spacious and roomy, with these bright window choices.

How Safe is Double Glazing Windows

Setting styles apart, security is a major priority for every home or office. The double glazing windows are the right choice for having a secured window set up everywhere. Since designed with dual panes, the windows remain harder and stronger, preventing threat sources easily entering inside. You can also fit additional locks to the double glazing windows that you install in your home, so you can be safe-sure.

Now that, the living has become more chaos in all areas, if you want to live a peaceful and undisturbed life, the double glazing windows are the right choice for you, because they completely prevent external noises or air pollutants to enter inside.

Maintenance Aspect

Another best part about double glazing windows and doors are their zero maintenance features. All you can do is just wash it off with soapy water to dust off the dirt present on it. These windows have long lives, so you are free from sound or air pollutions and can remain safe for several years, without much maintenance or expenses.

When building your new home or planning for a renovation, definitely consider installing Double Glazing windows and you will really enjoy the difference.

Why Is Glass Transparent?

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We all take for granted the fact that glass is transparent. But stop and think about it for a second: how can something so bulky and solid be so easy to see through?


In fact, it might be better to ask not why glass is transparent, but why other materials not transparent—which is exactly what Mark Miodownik, the great material scientist and communicator, does in this video. As he explains, it's largely to do with the electron structures in the atoms that make up a material. If a photon of light is unable to provide the right amount of energy to an electron in a material to make it change state, then the photon simply passes through, unobstructed. And that's exactly the case for the photons passing through glass, hence its transparency: the light just pours through. But, hey, watch the video for a better—and fuller—explanation

Why Recycle Glass?

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Recycling glass is easy, and glass containers returned for recycling help to make new glass bottles and jars. Recycling glass has big environmental pay offs. It saves raw materials, lessens demand for energy, and cuts CO2 emissions.

Environmental Facts

Glass can be recycled endlessly with no loss in quality or purity. An estimated 80% of recovered glass containers are made into new glass bottles. In 2010, over 41% of glass beer and soft drink bottles were recycled, nearly 25% of wine and liquor bottles, and over 33% of all glass containers. In some states, like California, glass bottle recycling reaches over 80%.*


* Sources: U.S. EPA, Municipal Solid Waste Generation, Recycling, and Disposal in the United States: Facts and Figures for 2010; and California Department of Conservation.


Unmatched Environmental Benefits

•Recycling glass containers provides for unmatched production efficiencies and significant environmental benefits:

•Saves raw materials — Over a ton of natural resources are conserved for every ton of glass recycled, including 1,300 pounds of sand, 410 pounds of soda ash, 380 pounds of limestone, and 160 pounds of feldspar.

•Lessens the demand for energy — Energy costs drop about 2-3% for every 10% cullet used in the manufacturing process.

•Cuts CO2 emissions — For every six tons of recycled container glass used, a ton of carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, is reduced. A relative 10% increase in cullet reduces particulates by 8%, nitrogen oxide by 4%, and sulfur oxides by 10%.

•Extends furnace life — Including cullet in the manufacturing mix makes it less corrosive and lowers the melting temperature (from 2800 degrees F. to 2600 degrees F.), prolonging furnace life.

•No processing by-products — Glass recycling is a closed-loop system, creating no additional waste or by-products.

Safe and Light-Weight

Today’s glass containers are more than 40% lighter than they were 20 years ago. And light weighting efforts continue throughout the industry.


Glass packaging can handle vacuum or high-pressure sealing, safeguarding against moisture and oxygen invasions. This protects food and beverages from spoilage and bacteria.


Glass containers are impermeable, air-tight, and transparent. You can see the freshness of food and beverages.


Nontoxic and FDA Approved

Made from nontoxic raw materials—silica, sand, soda ash, limestone and up to 70% recycled glass—glass is the only packaging material certified by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration as “generally regarded as safe.”


Glass is nonporous and impermeable, so there are no interactions between glass packaging and products to affect the flavor of food and beverages. No nasty after taste—ever.


Glass has an almost zero rate of chemical interaction, ensuring that the products inside a glass bottle keep their strength, aroma, and flavor.


Glass can be specified to absorb damaging ultraviolet light, ensuring product purity and taste. In fact, glass has an inherently longer shelf life than any packaging material.


Glass does not deteriorate, corrode, stain or fade, so products inside a glass container remain as fresh as when they were bottled.

Will using tempered and/or laminated glass make my windows unbreakable?

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There are misconceptions that tempered and laminated glass are “unbreakable” or “nearly unbreakable”. This is not true. Both tempered and laminated glass are definitely breakable and many of the things that can break ordinary float glass can also break tempered glass. However, they are stronger than ordinary glass and do not break as easily. They do offer greater resistance in case of attempted break-in.

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