Windows should last for about 15-20 years. After this period of time, they will likely need replacing. But when should you be looking for double glazing repairs? When performing as they should, double glazing windows should keep heat in during winter and out in the summer. The first sign that your double glazing might need some attention could be poor temperature regulation. By ensuring that your glass is well-maintained, you could save money on your heating bills.
What is Double Glazing?
As the name suggests, double glazing describes a window with two panes of glass. The sheets of glass are positioned with a spacer bar in between. This creates an air gap that is then filled with insulating gas.
This construction serves to better insulate your home. It will retain the heat inside a room while stopping cold air from entering. In 2002, the building regulations changed to say that all windows placed from there on must be double glazed C rated. The only exceptions to this law apply to listed buildings and conservation areas.