Always ask about the glass
August 7, 2023
If you’re looking to replace or upgrade your windows in time for autumn/winter when our homes can use all the insulation they can get, it’s important to consider what type of glass your property needs. Having new windows fitted isn’t just about the style and frame colour – the glazing plays a fundamental role and can greatly improve your property’s energy efficiency, security and impact from outside noise as well as the overall aesthetic.
Everest are taking their glass expertise to a new level to help you optimise your glazing and windows for all your requirements. Its full range of glazing units contains specialist glass, which can be tailored to different rooms and requirements in every home. From double glazing and triple glazing to noise reducing glass and glazing with the lowest U-value, Everest has a solution for every need. So, whether you’re looking for energy efficiency, lowest U-value, UV bleaching protection for furniture, noise reduction, security or safety, there’s the perfect glazing to suit.
Greater energy efficiency from glazing with a low U-value will reduce your spend on heating bills, keeping your home at a comfortable temperature all year round while cutting down your monthly costs at the same time. A window’s U-value is incredibly important and determines how effective a window is at keeping heat inside a property.
The lower the U-value, the more efficient the window material is. This means that you can retain maximum heat in your rooms during the colder months because the outer pane allows solar heat in while a Low-E coating on the inner pane reflects heat back inside. Everest also offers solar control glass to reduce solar gain from direct sunlight, perfect south-facing rooms that feel too hot in the summer months.
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If your home is on a busy road or just generally suffers from a lot of noise outside, noise reducing glass can make a huge difference. These enhanced soundproofing windows help to reduce the amount of noise disturbance with a special acoustic laminate that’s added to the glazing, which helps to dampen sound waves. This, along with an air gap between the panes, helps to keep your home quieter with the added benefits of better security and furniture protection from UV rays.
Your choice of glazing can also help improve the safety and security of your home. Safety glass from Everest is toughened and placed in possible fall locations making it perfect for floor-to-ceiling windows, glazed doors or low-level windows. The tough laminate layer is extremely difficult to break while any breakages will result in small, safe pieces to avoid injury.
So, if you’re considering a glazing upgrade for your home, always ask about the glass. For more information on the different types of glazing that Everest offers, visit everest.co.uk