When double glazing technology first came to be in use, wood and insulating plastic were used as heat conducing material but a lot changes have taken place since then. Aluminium is currently used as the heat conducting material, metal oxides coatings are being used on the glass panes and the wider cavities are filled with inert gases. The windows are more efficient than before and they last for longer. Although double glazing windows in Edinburgh last for a long time, there comes a time when you need to replace the windows.
Condensation – Due to the difference in temperature between the inside and he outside, moisture droplets form on the outside of the window during winter. The moisture formation is normal but when it forms between the two panes of windows, then your double glazing has a problem. The panes have an inert gas in between them that absorbs the moisture but after sometime it becomes incapable of taking in any more moisture. When this happens, the moisture forms and becomes visible between the panes. When moisture forms in between the panes, it can lead to the formation of mould and mildew which affects the health of the people in the premises.
Physical damage – A double glazed window faces a lot of wear and tear. Some of the damages are small and do not necessitate replacement but others are serious. Any physical problem that leads to the loss of the inert gas calls for replacement of the windows in Edinburgh.
Draughts – Did you know that no matter how accurate in measuring a replacement window it never fits perfectly in the space that it should occupy? To fill up the space, a special foam that expands is fitted to fill the tiny spaces left by the window. With time, the foam degrades and some air escapes and it enters between the panes. The foam can be replaced but after sometime, it only makes sense to replace the whole window.
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