If you live in an older property or conservation area and can’t install modern uPVC double glazing, secondary glazing is a simple and elegant solution for your home.
Secondary glazing works by fitting a slim window unit over your existing windows to provide an extra layer of insulation. It’s often referred to as “secondary double glazing”, and that’s because this system offers all of the energy efficiency benefits of standard double glazing.
The use of secondary glazing is especially prevalent in London and other cities rich in history, due to the abundance of older buildings that have stood the test of time. In these cases, modern window units cannot be fitted due to the protected status of listed buildings.
Secondary glazing is the most cost-effective alternative to double or triple glazing and it will work wonders for your heating bills.
Perfect for traditional properties
The slim sightlines of secondary glazed window frames mean they do not impose on the overall look of your home’s original windows. Their authentic, traditional aesthetic, make them well suited for use in heritage properties. In some situations, secondary glazing is even appropriate for use in conservation areas.
Frames are also available in a range of different colours and woodgrain effects so that you can match the existing look of your property and seamlessly add to your home’s energy efficiency.
Improved thermal and acoustic insulation
Secondary glazing has been shown to reduce heat loss from your property, keeping your home warmer for longer. This can help you to be more energy efficient and save money on your heating bills.
Around 35% of the heat your home loses will escape through the windows and doors, so it’s essential to make sure your glazing units are performing as well as possible.
Additionally, thanks to its enhanced acoustic insulation properties when compared even to double glazing, secondary glazing can help to reduce noise pollution in your home, making it perfect for use in London properties on busy streets.
Why choose secondary glazing from Premier?
- Improved energy efficiency will reduce heat loss in your home and save you money on bills
- Reduced noise pollution owing to improved acoustic performance
- Cost-effective alternative to standard double glazing — you won’t have to replace your existing windows
- Ideal for conservation areas and listed properties
- Weathertight installation by experienced fitters
Discuss your installation ideas further or get a no-obligation quote from Premier Windows. You can request a free call back or arrange for an appointment by using the contact form or by calling us on 020 8683 4446 today.