Double Glazed Windows Improve The Aesthetics
If in the process of renovating a property’s windows to help improve the aesthetics it might well benefit to look at the availability of double glazed windows. Double glazed windows, also known as double paned windows, are designed to eliminate drafts and provide highly effective insulation wherever windows are used. Comprised of 2 layers of glass separated by a spacer, the “dead” space between the panes is usually filled with an inert gas, further enhancing the insulative properties of the window. The spacer, most commonly made of thin gauge steel or aluminum, is of often filled with desiccant to prevent condensation between the panes. Whether placed mainly for the purpose of providing light or to take advantage of a great view, double glazed windows are available to meet any need. There are many styles of double glazed windows. Sash and casement windows come in a variety of sizes and may be opened to allow air movement. Fixed windows and skylights may not open but provide light and, especially in the case of a picture window, an expansive view.
Some double glazed windows are manufactured with decorative frames placed inside the “dead” space, giving the appearance of many panes of glass while retaining the insulative value and being easy to clean. To further enhance the insulative qualities of a window, the glass may be tinted or coated with a film of polyester or metal. In addition to protecting curtains and furniture from sun damage, some coated windows also have a reflective surface on one side.