Which Type Of Glazing Should I Pick For My Roof Windows?

The type of glazing you choose for your roof window is quite important. Luckily, there is quite a lot to choose from when it comes to that, with a whole range of brands, styles, and size available to you, regardless of what type of glazing you may actually need. Here are some of the most popular types of glazing and tips on who they’re appropriate for.

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Laminated Safety Glazing

Laminated glazing is a term used for windows with an outer pane that is toughened to the point that it greatly enhances the window’s endurance. That way, should the window ever break into pieces, it will still stick together, holding everything in place, preventing the glass from falling into the room. Due to the energy saving and safety this provides, these windows are a perfect choice for children’s rooms.

Obscure/Opaque Glazing

If you’re looking for a window that will give you a sense of privacy while still allowing natural light to come in, obscure or opaque glazing may just be what you’re looking for. This type of glazing reduces the visibility of the interior of your home while still giving you a full, unobstructed view of the exterior.

Noise and Heat Reduction Glazing

Perfect if you’re living in a particularly noisy neighbourhood or simply enjoy the quiet of the home life the most, noise and heat reduction glazing is a great choice for most homes. Thanks to the laminated inner pane with sound insulation foil, this type of glazing is particularly helpful in the summer when the sun is prone to heat things up while kids run around outside. It’s also great for reducing rain noise and is easy to clean.

Energy-Efficient Glazing

A type of triple-glazing, this type of glazing helps greatly reduce the energy loss from your home. With a heat-strengthened glass that offers additional heat insulation, you can be sure that your home will remain cooler in the summer, and remain cheaper to heat during the winter. You’ll also see a reduction in the amount of dew that forms on the window.

Triple-Glazed Enhanced Noise Reduction Glazing

If you want the most effective form of noise reduction for your home, this is the glazing for you. You’ll see a substantial reduction in outside noise, including rain and hail, as well as see a great improvement in heat efficiency, making the house much more bearable to stay in both during heat waves and periods of extreme cold.