Make Your Home More Efficient with Secondary Glazing

In the autumn and winter months, homes around the UK certainly feel the effects of the drop in temperature. It’s the season where heating is turned on and energy bills increase so people can stay warmer in their homes. However, improving energy efficiency in your home doesn’t always have to come at a cost. Here we explore how secondary glazing can be used to make your home more energy efficient in a cost-effective way.

What is Secondary Glazing?

Secondary glazing is an application of a sheet of material to a window. The sheet sits internally and acts as another layer to your existing window pane. Clear Acrylic and Clear Polycarbonate are both commonly used for secondary glazing due to their strength and clarity.

Benefits of Secondary Glazing:

Heat Insulation

The most common reason for someone having secondary glazing within their property is for heat insulation. When sealed properly, the additional layer creates a gap between the window and the second sheet material. This gap helps to block any cold draughts coming into the property and helps reduce any hot air escaping.

Noise Insulation

It is also strongly recommended to anyone that has a window facing a busy and loud area. This is because it acts as an additional sound barrier and stops sound from travelling inside the property.

Cost Saving

Compared to double glazing, secondary glazing is a much cheaper alternative in terms of both material and labour costs. For the material, you can get a competitively priced Perspex Acrylic Magnetic Secondary Glazing Kit custom cut for your window at Cut Plastic Sheeting. As the kit comes custom to your need, it’s easy to install yourself and you won’t need to pay for a third party installation service.

As this solution acts as a way to retain heat in your home, it means that heat may not be escaping through your windows as much. As a result of this, your heating may not need to be on 24/7 and that can give you an overall saving on your energy bills.

Acrylic Plastic Magnetic Secondary Glazing Kit

At Cut Plastic Sheeting, we offer customers a Perspex Acrylic Magnetic Secondary Glazing Kit. This kit is a quick and simple solution for anyone who is looking for secondary glazing on their property. The kit consists of a custom sheet of Perspex acrylic that is cut to your window measurements. You will also be supplied with enough magnetic tape to fit around the outside of your window. The magnetic tape acts as an airtight seal that can be easily removed and replaced.

Get in touch!

If you have recently installed your own secondary glazing into your property using our secondary glazing kit, we would love to hear about it! Please send us any images or comments you have to!

Post By Cerys Furnival

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