Innovative double glazing windows installed in Cheltenham & Gloucestershire
With over 20 years’ experience, at Albany Windows we provide A+ rated, high quality double glazing for a range of properties across Cheltenham, Gloucester and the surrounding areas. We install energy-efficient, long-lasting, and attractive uPVC and aluminium windows, doors, conservatories, and orangeries that will perfectly suit your home. Whether your home is a thatched cottage in the Cotswolds or you are looking for something more modern for your renovation; we have a range of double glazing options that will match your home improvement needs.
What is double glazing?
Double glazing is one of the most widely used types of glazing across the UK. Comprised of two panes of glass operated by a spacer bar, a double glazed unit uses the insulating space between panes to slow the escape of warmth from a building.
Enhanced energy efficiency
At Albany Windows, we use Planitherm Total+ low emissivity glass in our double glazed units because of its exceptional insulating properties. This type of double glazing achieves an ultra-low U Value of 1.4 W/m2K, thus keeping your Cheltenham home significantly warmer for longer and potentially saving you money on the cost of your energy bills.
Planitherm Total+ double glazing also uses an innovative coating to reflect excess heating in the summer but retain heat in the winter, making it perfect for naturally regulating temperature in a home.
Benefits of double glazing from Albany
- 4-6mm thick double glazing with a U Value of 1.4 W/m2K keeps heat in a home for longer
- The innovative coating reflects heat in summer but absorbs heat in winter providing a comfortable temperature all year round
- Can reduce your energy consumption and save you up to £160 on the cost of fuel bills
- Reduces the risk of interior condensation
- Makes your home less likely to experience problems such as damp, mould and draughts
- All of our double glazing can be easily integrated with other types of glass such as: self-cleaning glazing, solar control glazing, patterned glazing, etched glazing, and coloured glazing.
How do I know when my double glazing needs replacing?
As double glazing has so many benefits, it is important to ensure that you are on top of any maintenance that is required to keep those benefits working properly. However, there is always the possibility that issues may start to arise with your double glazing, leading to it needing to be replaced. There are actually several things to look out for in your double glazing to make sure that you do not need any replacements. If you are starting to feel draughts inside your home then this could mean that the seals around your windows have started to fall apart. Starting to notice a sneaky increase in your energy bills? It could be a good idea to have a look at your double glazing.
Draughts could also be caused by any chips or cracks in the double glazed glass which is an unfortunate haven for leaks and condensation. Condensation itself can be another sign of your double glazing needing to be replaced, as it shows a sign that there is a possible leak between the panes of glass. Similarly, if there is any water leaking inside the window from rainfall then it is likely a failed seal that is the problem. If your windows are on the older side, for example 15-20 years old, then it would be a more cost-effective option to simply have them replaced.
Can you fix condensation in double glazing?
There are ways to fix condensation in double glazing, but some are more effective and indeed permanent than others. In terms of temporary fixes, you can simply look to provide extra ventilation in the form of opening a window or making use of an extractor fan. You can also purchase a dehumidifier that will help to gather the warm air causing the condensation and relocate it into a storage tank. Dehumidifiers can, however, cause the air to become dry and can be expensive to run regularly. Another short-term fix would be to use a dryer of some variety, such as a hairdryer. This can help to serve the same purpose as utilising the warm air feature in a car to draw out the moisture, though make sure to not have the dryer on too high a heat to reduce the risk of damaging the seals. In terms of more permanent fixes, replacing the seals on your windows may do the trick, or you may well have to end up replacing your double glazing entirely.
Double glazed window styles
We offer double glazed windows in a range of styles, including:
Check out our guide to replacing your windows for more information about our services.