Can I achieve energy efficiency windows whilst retaining my existing window frames?
Simple answer is YES and at Misty Glaze we offer energy efficient window glass unit replacement with the MASSIVE advantage of not having to replace the frames. In fact that is what Misty Glaze is famous for, we replace the panes and never the frames. This means you save money!
In the UK, homes lose an average of 20-30% of heat through windows. This energy loss is attributed to poor window installation and the use of poorly insulated windows. The British Fenestration Rating Council rate the thermal efficiency of windows on a scale of A to G. A is the most energy efficient while G is the lowest.
Benefits of replacement energy efficient windows
Our window replacement glass service is more affordable than a full replacement, as Misty Glaze replace the panes ONLY and use the frames you already have. Those with less energy efficient windows (below C-rated) should consider our A-rated window upgrade.
Another benefit of the A-rated windows is that they reduce noise reduction. Noise from industrial areas or busy roads can be vastly reduced by replacing the existing window panes. See our enhanced acoustic options for more information on these types of window pane replacements.
Nobody likes the misted window panes or water dripping down your window cills. Not only does this cause dampness, but is unsightly and left unchecked can cause people to become ill. Luckily by just replacing the panes with energy saving A++ windows you can notice a big difference. The best thing Misty Glaze only ever replaces the panes and not the frames making it easier and cheaper than ever to get the benefits of the best double glazed windows.
More energy efficient
The best energy efficient windows like the A++ windows can help you lower your energy bills. Replacing your older style glazing with the best double glazed windows can bring a huge difference to your home’s comfort and heating bills. The low Emissivity coating in energy efficient glazing helps the windows to reflect heat back to the room, thus reducing the amount of heat lost through the windows an added bonus is the fact that you know you are doing your bit to reduce the carbon footprint.
Matching existing window designs
People often worry that upgrading to the best A++ double glazed windows means that they must give up on an old windows. This is not the case. As Misty Glaze replaces the panes and never the frames we can simply swap and match any glass style with one that is energy efficient.
“Lower heat loss and reduced noise will contribute towards greater comfort within your home”
Mark – Managing Director, Misty Glaze
Do you dislike your window design?
If you dislike the old-fashioned glass in your windows then as we can replace the panes without touching the frames we can replace your design with brand new A-rated crystal clear glass.
If you are looking for something special, we have access to Pilkington, Saint Gobain & Guardian glass products, plus many more. You can be sure that we can acquire any special products to complete your glazing project.
What is energy efficient double glazing?
Energy efficient DGU (Double Glazed Unit) consists of two or more panes of glass sealed together.
Components of heat insulated double glazed unit is comprised of 7 components:
- The glass – This would consist of 4mm Low Iron on the external pane and Low-E ( with the manufacturer, make or model of clients choice. Misty Glaze can also make recommendations ) on the interior pane.
- Spacer bar – This is the frame that separates the 2 panels of glass. Creating an air tight cavity that helps to insulate the glass pane. You will find aluminum versions on the older style panels that are less insulated. A warm edge spacer bar is used on heat insulated double glazed units.
- Desiccant – This is a silicon material used within the spacer bar that will dry the moisture trapped within the cavity. Much like the little packets that you see in trainer boxes and clothing etc.
- The primary seal – The barrier to protect moisture and air from attacking the double glazed unit.
- Gas within the cavity – This usually consists of Argon gas, but can be other types of gas as requested, such as Krypton and Xenon.
- The cavity – This is the void formed between the 2 panes.
- The secondary seal – This is the main hot-melt structure adhesive sealant around the edge of the unit that seals the 2 pieces of glass together.
Please note: An energy efficient window must be C-rated to meet the Energy Saving Recommendation certification. A++ windows rating is for windows with the highest efficiency levels.
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