Which Glazing Option Do You Need?

Published on Friday, 31st July 2015

Make sure you get the perfect glazing for your room

It’s safe to say that when you’re choosing roof windows there is a lot of choice. How do you know which will be the best option for your home? Once you’ve decided on the style, size and brand, you still need to choose a glazing option.

The best glazing option to choose will depend on what you want from your roof window and where it’s going.

Reduce sound intrusion into the bedroom

Many of us are attracted to the bright lights of the city. Having a tube station just a hop, skip and a jump away offers the ideal lifestyle for urban dwellers who love living close to the action. At night time, you’ll want to escape to your peaceful haven of a home and enjoy some much-needed shut-eye but those pesky 24/7 sirens and noise from the hubbub of the city can interfere.

Sterlingbuild - Triple glazing

Does this sound like you? If so, choose triple glazing or noise reduction double glazing. Both can reduce the amount of noise coming into your bedroom and have the added benefit of being more energy efficient. We offer noise reduction and triple glazed roof windows from brands including Roto and VELUX.

Improved thermal insulation for your loft conversion

Being directly under the roof means your loft conversion can get baking hot in the summer and pretty chilly in the depths of winter. Triple glazed roof windows have better thermal insulation properties than double glazed windows.

Sterlingbuild - Reduce heat loss from loft conversions

For example, the FAKRO U5 triple glazed window has a U-value of 0.97 W/m2K compared to the 1.3 W/m2K of its double glazed counterpart. Triple glazing reduces the amount of heat leaving through your loft windows as well as controlling how much heat can come in through the glass in the summer.

Safety glass for a children’s room

If you’re installing roof windows in a room that’s going to be used by children, perhaps you’re turning your underused loft space into a playroom, you might be concerned about their safety should the window get broken. The last thing you want is a shower of glass tumbling over your little ones’ heads. This glazing option is also ideal for any high installations, such as home extensions.

Sterlingbuild - Laminated safety glazing

Choosing laminated glazing will put your mind at rest because if the window is inadvertently broken, the glass will be contained. You can choose between laminated double and triple glazing; the latter is highly energy efficient.

Anti-burglary roof windows to easy-to-access roofs

If you’re concerned that would-be intruders could break into your home via a roof window you might be interested in enhanced security glazing. FAKRO and VELUX enhanced security glazing is designed to resist breakage to give you peace of mind, particularly if you regularly leave your property empty while you’re away on holiday.

Sterlingbuild - Security, anti-intruder roof windows

 

With so many options available we understand that it can be difficult to know which roof windows to buy. If you need any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.