Upgrades to windows and conservatories
Have you ever wondered if it is possible to improve your existing double glazing or conservatory without the need for all new frames?
When double glazing was in its infancy, although seen as a huge step forward in energy efficiency over single glazing, it still had a long way to go. Huge advances have been made in the manufacture of the glass sealed units in recent years, one such example being our new ‘Heat-Guard Plus’ sealed units. These advanced sealed units provide amazing heat loss figures when compared with the older, standard double glazed, sealed units fitted to so many properties.
We can Upgrade your Glass
If your existing windows or conservatory came with standard units, in most instances we are able to change these, upgrading them to our Heat-Guard Plus units. In doing this you will experience a marked improvement in the comfort of your home as well as in reducing fuel bills for years to come.
A single 4mm thick pane of glass has a heat loss figure of approx. 5.8Kw/M2/hour. Put simply every square meter of glass found in a single glazed window, will allow approx. 5.8Kw of energy, per hour, to pass through it.
A 28mm air filled, sealed unit, manufactured using standard annealed glass, with an aluminium spacer bar has a heat loss figure of approx. 2.8Kw/M2/hour. As you can see this is a great improvement over single glazing.
However using our Heat-Guard Plus, argon filled, sealed units, manufactured using a soft coat ‘low e’ glass, with ‘warm edge technology’ the heat loss figure drops to just 1.4Kw/M2/hour. Twice as efficient as standard double glazing!
So if your existing windows or conservatory are fundamentally sound you may want to consider upgrading the glass as a way of improving their efficiency?
If you want more information please let us know.