Double glazing is when you have two glass panes on one frame with a gap in the middle. The gap in the middle provides a great range of benefits for a home or building. The space acts as an insulation barrier and keeps the cold air out in winter and the hot are out in summer.
Double glazed glass units are often referred to as IGU's (insulated glass units). An IGU is a sealed unit made up of two panes of glass separated by a spacer bar that can be adjusted to determine the width "air gap" where the "air gap" acts as a thermal break between the outer and inner glass panels.
The "air gap" in all of Hi Style IGU's is filled and sealed with Argon gas making sure that our windows deliver higher performance. This delivers increased ability to maintain comfort levels within the home. A desiccant is also placed inside the IGU to absorb any moisture to prevent condensation buildup on the inside of the glass panels.
Did you know that 2 panes of glass with an air gap greater than 10mm stops energy loss by up to 80%?
People in Australia have embraced insulation in the walls and roofs of their homes or buildings but have not followed through with double glazed windows and double glazed doors that are essential if you want a fully insulated home or building. Don’t do half the job.