Why secondary glazing is great for all seasons

Why secondary glazing is great for all seasons

The worst of the wintry woes are over! As the weather becomes gradually better over the next couple of months, you might be tempted to put away the blankets, swap out the thick duvets, and put the lock back on your thermostat. Before the thoughts of insulation fall to the back of your mind – you should take action.

Winter may be many months away, but it has a tendency to sneak up on you. By upgrading your home now, you’ll be effectively gifting yourself an early Christmas present. Even better, thermal insulation is a gift that benefits you all year round! 

To paraphrase a proverb; the best time to install secondary glazing was last year. The second best time is now. Read on to find out how the best secondary glazing can be massively beneficial throughout your year!

Why is secondary glazing useful in summer?

At the warmest time of the year, secondary glazing is still improving your overall comfort. We mention our improvements to thermal efficiency often, but there’s a reason that we say ‘thermal efficiency’ instead of simply mentioning the heating benefits. This is because it goes both ways – keeping you warm in winter and cool in summer! 

With secondary glazing, there’s a gap between your existing window and the secondary pane. In summer, when one side of the glass heats up, the heat cannot easily transfer across the gap to the interior side because the air space has fewer particles to carry the heat energy. This mechanism helps to maintain a cooler indoor environment. This process is known as convection. 

With up to 65% improved thermal efficiency, secondary glazing remains an impressive product throughout the year. While your heating bills tend to be low in the summer, you’ll be able to plan confidently for the autumn and winter ahead.

How can secondary glazing help in spring and autumn?

Throughout the year are two major times for different types of pollen. Tree pollen’s peak is between March to May and affects around 25% of the population, while grass pollen’s peak season is from May to July. Additionally, a third type of pollen from weeds can occur at any time between June and September. Put simply, almost all of Spring all the way through to Autumn can be a hay fever sufferer’s nightmare! 

Secondary glazing offers much needed support for sufferers of hay fever. When installed, secondary glazing forms an airtight seal around your windows, effectively blocking the entry of dirt, dust, pollution, and pollen. Traditional windows often have gaps and cracks that allow these particles to enter, but by applying a secondary glazing system, you can significantly reduce the intrusion of pollen, dirt, and dust. If air quality or pollen are a primary concern for you or your family, then this is a crucial benefit for you. 

Additionally, the demand for secondary glazing spikes with the first hint of winter, leading to longer waiting times for installation. To avoid the inconvenience of cold drafts and long waits, consider installing your secondary glazing before it gets too chilly. This proactive approach ensures that you can have the comfort that you deserve with minimal disruption to your lives. 

How secondary glazing keeps thing peaceful

Your home is your castle. While inside, nobody should be causing you discomfort and you certainly shouldn’t hear warhorns or your neighbours practising with their drum kit. This is where secondary glazing stands out for its superior sound reduction capabilities, significantly surpassing other window solutions by cutting down noise by as much as 80%.

Your typical double or triple-glazed windows feature a gap of less than 20 mm between panes which are of equal mass. This configuration offers a modest noise dampening effect, marginally better than that of a single pane. However, with secondary glazing, the space between the glass layers exceeds 100 mm, and the varied mass between panes greatly diminishes sound resonance.

As a result, properly installed secondary glazing can lower noise levels by up to 54dB. In contrast, the noise reduction achieved by most double and triple-glazed units is around 35dB, and a single pane alone manages about 29dB.

The Clearview Solution

The perks of secondary glazing stretch far beyond just cosy winters. Clearview Secondary Glazing shines all year, enhancing comfort, slashing energy bills, and keeping your home serene and pollen-free. Our commitment to excellence means you enjoy top-notch insulation, whisper-quiet living spaces, and a breath of fresh air, no matter the season.

Why Clearview? Because we’re passionate about making your home the best it can be, ensuring it’s a comfy retreat year-round. With our advanced technology, you’ll stay cool in the summer, warm in the winter, and free from annoying outside noise and sneeze-inducing allergens.

Thinking of giving your home a little love? Now’s the perfect time to explore how Clearview can improve your living space with our energy-efficient, noise-reducing glazing solutions. Because at Clearview, we believe every day at home should feel just right. Let’s make your home a haven, together. 


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