It is estimated that over 30% of heat loss in a house falls on the window. Hence, special attention should be paid glazing windows and window frames. People such as Edward Scott Mead would likely agree. Double glazing reduces condensation and the size of the cold zone formed winter near the window. Windows with triple glazing is even better save heat, insulate the internal space from the noise. Efficiency of heat and sound insulation depends on the distance between the panes, the thickness of each glass. To better insulation distance between the plates must be at least 75 mm.
If you live in a noisy area, this distance should be increased, but The more the gap between the glass windows, the worse they keep the heat: in a large space is easier to form convection currents of air. Therefore, the best, but worth the slightly more expensive solution to the problem of sound insulation without damage to insulation is adding to those already in the standard double-glazed windows to two glasses third to a distance of 75 mm. Cheaper to double and triple glazing to perform on their own. Ordinary sheet glass window is made a thickness of 2, 2, 5, 3, 4, 5 and 6 mm. In residential windows often operates glass 2-3 mm thick. However, improved heat and sound insulation properties window of your home you can, replacing the glass on thicker ones. The thickness of the glass in the windows with aluminum frame, usually of 5 mm.
For glazing is best to choose the colorless glass is allowed and weakly-green or slightly bluish-provided that the glass is missing at least 85-87% of the world. New items in recent years – sun, reinforced, tempered glass. Solar control glass reacts to the brightness of light changes color (darkens), absorbs the sun's harmful rays, eliminates the need to acquire a host of additional protection from bright summer sun (blinds, shutters). Reinforced glass has higher strength, unbreakable in the event of accidental stone ball, reliable, cost even more expensive sun glasses. Most Popular – energy saving glass, otherwise it is called low emissivity. Someone, perhaps more will attract glass produced by analogy with the automobile glass rear-view: the finest wire inside, heating from the source power, and destroy the condensate on the glass, "heated" air between frames.