When you change your windows, it is important to take into account the type of glazing you will choose because it is a key point in terms of insulation, but also to ensure the safety of your home or building. Our windows are made to measure with any type of material and configuration.
There are many common types of glazing that can be combined to obtain an optimal result, which we will present below. It is good to know that great innovations are expected in the coming years, especially with heating options that could soon become an alternative to other heating methods. Do not hesitate to contact us if you would like more information on this subject.
Types of glazing:
UV filtering glazing
The double glazing consists of 2 layers of glass arranged in parallel between which is pumped a gas zone. This configuration allows a thermal insulation at least 2 times more efficient than a single layer! A high efficiency glazing can be associated and will improve the performance in heat loss by a factor of 2. This high efficiency glazing consists of adding a layer of transparent metal, allowing it to reflect heat.
The principle is the same as with the double layer, except that it is composed of 3 layers of glass, systematically filled with Argon or Krypton gas.
Triple glazing can be up to 10 times more efficient than single glazing and therefore 5 times more insulating than double glazing. This type of glazing will pay for itself very quickly on your heating bills and is not a much more expensive option than double glazing.
Acoustic glazing is preferable if you live in a noisy or high traffic area. Very good results can be obtained with multiple layers of glass (double or triple glazing) with soundproofing properties. As a general rule, the greater the thickness of a glass layer, the better the sound insulation.
With this type of glazing, you will protect your home from the outside heat in the summer while preserving the inside heat in the winter. New advances allow to have an almost transparent glazing, contrary to the past where the anti-UV windows darkened.
It is a laminated glass composed of 2 or 3 layers of glass, bonded together with layers of Polyvinyl Butyral for example, transparent and high resistance. In addition to keeping the occupants of a home protected from glass splinters (the latter do not break and remain assembled, just like a car windshield), it is very hard to break and generally takes more than 5 minutes for a burglar to get rid of it.