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Double Glazing St Albans Hertfordshire (AL1): 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 St Albans 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 St Albans 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.

Double glazing works by, in effect, actually giving your home three layers of protection. While single glazing will have just the one pane of glass between your home and the outside world, with double glazing, you will get a pane of glass, a trapped layer of air and another pane of glass, making it very good at insulating. Trapped layers of air are an incredible effective way of insulating anything, which is why of you wear several light layers on a cold day you will be warmer than wearing just one, because they trap layers of air between them.

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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 St Albans.

Single pane windows are notoriously inefficient when it comes to insulating your home in St Albans. 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 St Albans.

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 St Albans. 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 St Albans. 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.


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 St Albans. 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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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 St Albans. The glass is specifically designed to contain heat transference. Most double glazed windows in St Albans 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 St Albans, double glazed windows are an excellent selling point. St Albans 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.

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 St Albans 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 St Albans, 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 St Albans 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 St Albans can appear daunting at first, the vast majority of companies offer a free quotation service. This means that it is a simple process for St Albans 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 St Albans 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.

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Double Glazing work can be undertaken in St Albans and also in: The Camp, Chiswell Green, Townsend, Marshalswick, Park Street, Saint Stephens, Gorehambury, Porters Wood, Saint Julians, Napsbury, Fleetville, London Colney, New Greens, Frogmore, as well as in these postcodes AL1 1JS, AL1 1NJ, AL1 1UL, AL1 1EZ, AL1 1PG, AL1 1PS, AL1 1JG, AL1 1DX, AL1 1RD, AL1 1PB. Locally based St Albans double glazing services will likely have the postcode AL1 and the dialling code 01727.

Double Glazing Enquiries Hertfordshire

Double Glazing Enquiries Hertfordshire

Current Hertfordshire double glazing customer job requests: Cadi Sharma recently requested an estimate for 10 double glazed windows and a front door in Wheathampstead. Rueben Tyler and Darci Tyler recently asked for an estimate for 4 double glazed windows and a double glazed back door in Berkhamsted. Austin Snowden and Amanah Snowden recently enquired about four double glazed windows and a double glazed back door in London Colney. Mr and Mrs Giblin recently requested a quote for four double glazed windows on a detached property in Bedmond. Gracie-May Macpherson recently requested a quote for 10 double glazed windows and a double glazed back door on a property in Kings Walden, Hertfordshire. Cassius and Mia-Rose Wale recently enquired about 10 double glazed windows and a front door on a cottage in Cuffley. Victoria Montague recently enquired about getting a price for ten double glazed windows on a cottage in Codicote. Robin and Otis Begum recently asked for a price quote for a double glazed back door in Nettleden, Hertfordshire.

The Primary Benefits of Double Glazed Windows in St Albans

  • They help to reduce UV damage.
  • They reduce the incidence of condensation.
  • They are easy to maintain.
  • They boost your home's soundproofing.
  • They look nicer.
  • They add value to your property.
  • They provide better insulation.
  • They improve your home's security.
  • They are better for the environment.
  • They help you save on energy bills.

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Home improvements, garden revamps and even small-scale do-it-yourself projects are well known for the amount of waste that's generated and needs to be got rid of. Although on the whole, double glazing installation does not create that much waste, it does depend on the size and scale of your project and the type of surface that it's being laid on. While some double glazing companies will be quite happy to take away any waste, some will leave it for you to deal with.

The most popular technique that property owners in St Albans use to dispose of such waste is to rent a skip from a local skip hire company. Different skip sizes are available to suit the quantity of rubbish that you have. Skips come in the following styles: skip bags (1-1.5 cubic yards), mini-skips (2-3 cubic yards), midi-skips (4-5 cubic yards), builders skips (6-8 cubic yards), roll-on roll-off skips (20-25 cubic yards).

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St Albans Double Glazing Tasks

St Albans Double Glazing Tasks

There is a wide range of glazing related work that can be conducted by your local St Albans double glazing installer including double glazed french door installation, window replacement, replacement double glazing in St Albans, double glazed french doors, double glazed porch installation in St Albans, double glazing grants St Albans, replacement double glazed windows St Albans, double glazed sash windows, conservatory installation St Albans, double glazing replacement, conservatories St Albans, double glazed door repairs, window installations St Albans, double glazing services in St Albans, residential double glazing St Albans, double glazed back doors in St Albans, secondary double glazing, condensation between double glazing in St Albans, double glazed front doors in St Albans, uPVC double glazed windows, double glazed window locks, double glazing installation in St Albans, double glazed door adjustments, double glazed window fitting St Albans, and more.

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In Hertfordshire you can likewise find: Stanstead St Margarets double glazing installations, How Wood double glazed windows, Baldock double glazing installations, Aldbury double glazing, Bovingdon double glazing installers, Frogmore double glazing, Sandridge double glaziers, Weston double glazing fitters, Buntingford double glaziers, Puckeridge double glazing installations, Bricket Wood double glazed windows, St Ippolyts double glazed windows, Knebworth double glazing fitters, Tewin double glazing, Chipperfield double glazing fitters, Waltham Cross double glazing installers, Elstree double glazing fitters, Walkern double glazing installers, Weston double glazing installers, Sandridge double glazing installers, Wymondley double glazing installations, Cuffley double glazing fitters, Braughing double glazing installers, Potten End double glazing fitters, London Colney double glazing fitters, Hunsdon double glazing installers, Sarratt double glazing installers, Whitwell double glazing, Much Hadham double glazing installers, Great Gaddesden double glazing installations.

All throughout Hertfordshire you will be able to find double glazing fitters who'll provide various services for your glazing needs. If you cannot find the ideal double glazing specialist in St Albans itself then you should be able to find one nearby.


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Also find: Marshalswick double glazing, New Greens double glazing, Porters Wood double glazing, London Colney double glazing, Fleetville double glazing, The Camp double glazing, Saint Stephens double glazing, Napsbury double glazing, Gorehambury double glazing, Chiswell Green double glazing, Townsend double glazing, Saint Julians double glazing, Frogmore double glazing, Park Street double glazing and more.

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Double Glazing Around St Albans: Double glazing services were recently requested by people living in Blenheim Road, Dubrae Close, Allen Close, Barley Mow Lane, Deacon Close, Downes Road, Charmouth Court, Beech Tree Lane, Brooke End, Barnfield Road, Berkley Close, St Peters Close, Buckwood Road, Alsop Close, Amwell Lane, Claudian Place, Battlefield Road, Sleapshyde, Briar Road, Dean Moore Close, The Ramparts, Cottonmill Lane, Stapley Road, Codicote Road, St Edmunds Walk, Buttermere Close, The Courtyard, Catham Close, Beechwood Park and these St Albans postcodes: AL1 1JS, AL1 1NJ, AL1 1UL, AL1 1EZ, AL1 1PG, AL1 1PS, AL1 1JG, AL1 1DX, AL1 1RD, AL1 1PB.

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