If you are wondering why you need to retrofit your existing double glazing, then the first step is to learn about the reasons why it becomes necessary. The heat produced in your home when the windows are open is lost through the gaps between the glass panels. The process of heating and cooling is therefore interrupted in this process. Once the windows have stopped being opened, it becomes necessary to have some way of reducing the amount of heat that escapes through the glass panes, and replacing them with a thin sheet of glass is the most common solution that is chosen.
Why You Should Retrofit Your Double Glazing.
Once the glass has been replaced, the process of air flow can once again be efficient, but only if the window frame has been strengthened and there is no way for the hot air to escape. This is where the extra layer of laminated glass comes into play. The added resistance to heat flow means that the air cannot escape, so more warm air is trapped inside. The end result of this increased warm air is less condensation on the windows. The end result of this is a savings in energy costs and lower heating bills when the windows are closed.
In some cases, the heat loss may not be as great, and this is when a double glazing retrofit might be necessary. The same principles that apply to windows also apply to double glazing for doors and windows. There are two different types of installation to consider; the DIY method and the HIA (High Installment Insulation) method. In the DIY retrofit process, the entire window is opened, while in the HIA method the door and window are installed separately. When choosing which method to use, it is important to consider the cost of installation, and the benefits of each method offers in terms of saving energy and reducing condensation.