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Double Glazing Barnstaple Devon (EX31): Double glazing provides an excellent solution for keeping your home warm and ensuring that noise levels remain as low as possible. Double glazing has been around in Barnstaple since the 1930's and has quickly become one of the most popular and enduring forms of glazing globally.

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Virtually every newly built house in Barnstaple has double glazing fitted as standard and most other houses have had some kinds of double glazing fitted at some point. This is for very simple reasons. double glazing insulates a house and keeps in the heat.

The idea behind double glazing is quite simple. Double glazed windows contain two panes of glass, which are spaces several millimetres apart. The air between the panes of glass forms an insulation barrier that helps keep out heat in the summer, and cold air in the winter. It also effectively reduces the transfer of warm and cool air from your boiler or central air unit.

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In order for double glazing to insulate effectively, they must be air tight. A drying agent is used when the windows are manufactured, to ensure that no moisture exists between the panes of glass. If you see condensation on the inside of double glazed windows, it means that the seal has been broken. A broken seal makes it impossible for your windows to keep warm and cool air from escaping from your home in Barnstaple.

Single pane windows are notoriously inefficient when it comes to insulating your home in Barnstaple. It is estimated that 60 percent of the average home's heat transfer occurs because of single pane windows. Double glazing significantly reduces this heat transfer - on average, it can save you about 12 percent on your annual energy costs. This means that your savings will pay for the cost of buying double glazed windows very quickly.

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Double glazing is environmentally friendly. Home heating and cooling is responsible for about 28 percent of all carbon dioxide emissions - double glazed windows serve to significantly reduce these emissions, limiting your home's impact on the environment. Combined with the significant reduction in energy loss, this makes replacing your single pane windows with double glazed windows an excellent choice for your home in Barnstaple.

One of the most dramatic benefits of double glazing is the reduction in noise pollution. When you replace your single pane windows with double glazed windows, you will hear less street noise and other sounds from outside your home in Barnstaple. This makes your time at home quieter and more peaceful, allowing you to more fully enjoy home ownership.

Double glazed windows offer an extra layer of security for your home in Barnstaple. They are far more difficult to break than single pane windows, so intruders will be less likely to enter into, and take items from, your house. Most windows that feature double glazing also offer a strong locking system, offering even greater security.

Let's take a look at the main components of a double glazed surface area.

Glass

Since glass was first invented, people have loved its functionality and beauty. By keeping the elements out and letting the light in, glass provides the perfect visual solution for your home in Barnstaple. The glass used in double glazing needs to be a very specific kind to ensure that maximum insulation, noise reduction and light is achieved. Glass will generally need to be 4mm thick. Glass may be clear, tinted or coated, depending on the specific function required of the double glazing.

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Tinted glass undergoes a specific treatment that allows the glass to cope with thermal stress, storms and to encourage the reabsorption of heat for highly effective insulation. Coated glass for the purposes of double glazing involves a polyester film that is placed over the glass surface. Double glazed windows that are coated may have a reflective finish or a mirror finish.

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Spacer

The two glass panes are separated by a small segment that allows the air between the two panes to be sealed and to become a vacuum. When a vacuum exists, heat will not travel and disperse - this is how double glazed windows prevent the home from becoming too cold. The spacers themselves are made from non-conductive materials such as foam to prevent heat escaping from the window.

Building the Double Glazed Window

Double glazed windows are customized to fit the particular space requirements. It is also possible to purchase factory standard sizes. The double glazed panes are created and then spacers for each panel are cut and fit to the correct size. The glass panes are carefully cleaned with a special fluid that ensures the surface remains clear. Then, an adhesive is placed on both opposing sides of the spacer and the glass panels are attached. The outside edges of the panel are sealed using silicon adhesive. The glass is coated or finished according to the manufacturing specifications.

How Effective is Double Glazing

Double glazing provides great insulation for your home in Barnstaple. The glass is specifically designed to contain heat transference. Most double glazed windows in Barnstaple will last for around 25 years and continue to function effectively, so it is a good idea to buy windows that have a long warranty. If double glazed windows are particularly exposed to the elements, they may not last quite as long. There are many highly beautiful double glazed window and door options available, and it is wise to undertake some market research in order to get the best value for your money. Double glazing comparison sites are a good place to begin.

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If you are planning on selling your home in Barnstaple, double glazed windows are an excellent selling point. Barnstaple homes that feature double glazed windows typically sell much faster, and for higher prices, than homes with single pane windows. This is because they are more attractive, and will allow the new owner to save money on heating and cooling costs.

Types of Double Glazing in Barnstaple

The most common type of double glazed window in Barnstaple is unplasticised polyvinyl chloride, also known as UPVC, double glazing. UPVC has the best insulating properties, and it is typically the least expensive. In most cases, UPVC windows pay for themselves in a matter of a few years simply by the amount of money they save on energy bills. The frames for these windows are typically white but can occasionally be found in other colors. Presently they are the most common type of replacement windows in Barnstaple due to their low cost and energy efficient qualities.

Aluminum double glazing is another popular option. These are not quite as efficient for insulation purposes, but they are still leaps and bounds ahead of single pane windows and can save homeowners in Barnstaple money on their heating and cooling bills. In many cases these windows are chosen for older Barnstaple homes more often than UPVC because they are more aesthetically pleasing. They are available in a wide variety of colors that will fit into any home in Barnstaple.

The most expensive option is wooden double glazing. Wooden double glazed windows typically are custom made to order, and they are used more frequently used in new construction than as replacement windows. While they look very nice, the higher cost is less than appealing to many buyers in Barnstaple. In addition, wooden window frames require much more maintenance then their UPVC or aluminum counterparts.

And of course, double glazing is not just for windows. There are patio doors, French windows and front and back doors as well. The beauty of this is the fact that homeowners in Barnstaple are now able to obtain a uniform look across their whole house, with matching windows, doors and patio doors. This will add greater warmth and security as well as making the property look a lot smarter.

There is a myriad of choices when it comes to double glazing installers in Barnstaple, who to buy it from and what to choose. The options are almost endless and long gone are the days when a homeowner had to buy the same conformist windows as everyone else. Nowadays, double glazing in Barnstaple can be tailored to meet the individual needs of each house, to reflect the homeowners' style and to fit in with the rest of the street as much as is needed.

Although looking at the lists of companies which offer double glazing in Barnstaple can appear daunting at first, the vast majority of companies offer a free quotation service. This means that it is a simple process for Barnstaple homeowners to call up a raft of companies and ask them to come and give than an estimate. As this is usually a no obligation service it allows homeowners to shop around until they find the best firm for them. But beware and do not go with the cheapest offer just because of price. Look at everything else the company offers, including after care and insurance. You will also be able to ask which nearby Barnstaple houses the company has fitted windows on and go and have a look at those to see if the windows are the sort of work you would be expecting.

In many instances, folks ask family members or friends if they have anybody they would recommend, and will typically accept their opinion and hire the double glazing company that they are sent to. Is this really the best way to pick someone to do your double glazing? Possibly not, because your friend or family members' needs might have been different than yours, however it's a great place to start. A word of mouth recommendation is favoured above any other sort of review or endorsement by around eighty per cent of people in Barnstaple, so where possible, you should make the most of this fact. It is still a good idea to obtain at least 3 or 4 job quotes from different tradesmen locally, even when a particular double glazing installer has been highly recommended by someone you know.

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Double Glazing work can be carried out in Barnstaple and also in nearby places like: Lydacott, Tawstock, Whiddon Valley, Shirwell, Goodleigh, Umberleigh, Swimbridge, Bishops Tawton, Fremington, Sticklepath, Ashford, Landkey, Miles Platting, Strangeways, Roundswell, as well as in these postcodes EX31 1RG, EX31 1LQ, EX31 1TP, EX31 1PS, EX31 1JN, EX31 1HA, EX31 1PE, EX31 1NP, EX31 1GY, EX31 1RN. Locally based Barnstaple double glazing installers will probably have the postcode EX31 and the telephone code 01271.

The Main Benefits of Double Glazed Windows in Barnstaple

  • They have a more attractive appearance.
  • They provide better security.
  • They provide a better level of insulation.
  • They are low maintenance.
  • They increase the value of your home.
  • They save you money on energy bills.
  • They provide better noise reduction.
  • They reduce the incidence of condensation.
  • They are better for the environment.
  • They prevent UV damage.

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In the Devon area you'll also discover: Mortehoe double glazing, Dolton double glazed windows, Topsham double glazed windows, Ipplepen double glazing installers, Kingskerswell double glazing fitters, Colyton double glazing, Topsham double glazing, Seaton double glazing fitters, Drewsteignton double glazing installations, Honiton double glazing installations, Rockbeare double glazing fitters, North Molton double glaziers, Budleigh Salterton double glazing, Raymonds Hill double glazed windows, Axminster double glazing installations, Torbryan double glazing fitters, Ashburton double glaziers, Ilsington double glazing installers, Tavistock double glazing, Bampton double glazing installers, Kennford double glazing, Kenn double glazing installations, Lynmouth double glazing fitters, Bow double glazed windows, Kingsteignton double glazing fitters, Bradninch double glazing fitters, Bittaford double glazing installers, Barnstaple double glazed windows, Okehampton double glazing fitters.

All throughout Devon you will be able to find double glazing specialists who'll provide various services for your glazing needs. If you're unable to find the right double glazing fitter in Barnstaple itself then you should be able to uncover one nearby.

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Also find: Miles Platting double glazing, Umberleigh double glazing, Tawstock double glazing, Whiddon Valley double glazing, Sticklepath double glazing, Lydacott double glazing, Strangeways double glazing, Swimbridge double glazing, Shirwell double glazing, Landkey double glazing, Bishops Tawton double glazing, Goodleigh double glazing, Roundswell double glazing, Fremington double glazing, Ashford double glazing and more.

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Double Glazing Around Barnstaple: In the previous 12 months double glazed windows and doors had been installed in the following Barnstaple streets: Cater Road, Strand Lane, Chipmunk Walk, The Copse, Chestwood Avenue, Beech Park, Taw Crescent, Congrams Close, Bydown, Southcliffe, St Peters Close, Cross Park Crescent, The Gardens, Cyprus Terrace, Tews Lane, Churchill Close, Sunflower Road, Silver Birch Court, The Rock, Cleave Park, Somerset Place, Station Road, Broadway, Torridge Road, Burlington Close, Chichester Close, Summerland Place, Cherry Grove, and in these Devon postcodes: EX31 1RG, EX31 1LQ, EX31 1TP, EX31 1PS, EX31 1JN, EX31 1HA, EX31 1PE, EX31 1NP, EX31 1GY, EX31 1RN.

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