Double glazing or insulated glazing is getting popular due to its air retaining capabilities. Double glazing windows which are equipped with argon gas between the spaces of both the glasses help in soaking the air between them and reducing their flow inside the home. This process in winters helps in maintaining a suitable temperature inside the homes and minimizing the use of heating equipments to make the temperature warm inside the room.
Double glazed windows are quite in fashion today and are widely used. A window is not all about glass but frames also form an important part in window making. A frame is the material in which the glass is fitted. Frames come in different materials ranging from aluminum, iron, wooden, PVC and upvc. A suitable and attractive frame is more important than the glass itself. To get a quote and about the glass and frames for your windows you can visit anytime at www.energysmartglassltd.com.
Double glazing and types of frames are best suited for double glazing
A frame is quite an important consideration when opting for double glazing. Different window frames have different spacing for the glass to adjust. Depending upon the ability and strength to hold the glass a window frame should be chosen. Let’s look at some of the popular materials in window panes-
UPVC frames – This frame is made up of upvc material, i.e. unplasticized polyvinyl chloride. It is widely and most commonly used in window frames. This material is quite rigid and strong and resistant to fire.
Aluminum or metal frames – this type of material are not popular nowadays because they are good conductor of heat and absorb heat quite fast. Although they are less expensive and can be used in places where there exist harsh winter conditions.
Wooden frames – A wooden frame is quite suitable when it comes to insulation process. Wooden frames can be used to give a proper space to fit the glass frames. Wooden framing is the most common type of framing and is used widely all over the world to fix double glaze windows.
PVC frames – this type of frame is made up of polyvinyl chloride material. This material is quite flexible and durable. The material is also quite protective against sunlight and is highly durable. A vinyl window frame is quite low in cost and does not require any kind of maintenance plus it is resistive to moisture which is quite beneficial in increasing its life.
A window is as good as the frame. Therefore, the selection of the right and suitable kind of frame is as important as selection of a glass for your window. The frame should be durable and attractive as well as strong to carry the weight of double glass.