Double glazing is a familiar sight and a common feature of most, if not all, new homes. It wasn’t always this way, however, and a few years ago double glazing was considered a luxury which not everyone could afford. In our latest blog post, we’re discussing key facts about double glazing which you may be surprised to find out.
Although double glazing is seen as a feature on modern homes, it is said to have first emerged in 1870 in Scotland when a second sheet of glass was stuck to an existing window using putty, to help combat the harsh winters. Double glazing then rose in popularity in the USA, where during the 1930s, the company Haven created Theromopane.
You may be surprised to find out that double glazing did not rise in popularity until the 1970s. Prior to the ’70s, materials were more expensive to invest in. Furthermore, after the energy crisis which resulted in an oil embargo, energy prices in the UK sharply rose, forcing homeowners to consider the energy efficiency of their home and become less reliant on oil.
Over time, varying double glazing has evolved with the most common type of frame being made from PVC. Homeowners may also benefit from investing in triple glazed windows or tinted windows, depending on their requirements.
Williams Windows DG Limited – Double Glazing
Here at Williams Windows DG Limited, we have been offering double glazing window solutions for over 25 years. All of our products are rated A for energy efficiency, giving you the peace of mind that you are investing in great quality products.
If you would like more information on our products or would like to make an appointment with us so that we can provide you with a quote to fit your double glazing, please call today on 0208 428 5433.