What is secondary glazing and where is the perfect place to use it? Secondary glazing is best suited for listed buildings to reduce damage to the property by keeping the original window and adding an extra. But what are the specifics of this? 

What Is Secondary Glazing? 

If you are looking for an efficient way of reducing the effects of condensation in your home, multiple glazing is the best way to achieve this. But what is secondary glazing and why should you choose it compared to other types of glazing? 
Secondary glazing is a literal internal secondary window. Instead of replacing your current window and potentially damaging your walls, secondary glazing works alongside it and has a much faster installation process. Just like your standard window, secondary glazing comes in many forms, such as sliding and lifting. 

Is Secondary Glazing the Same as Double Glazing? 

There’s a massive misconception secondary glazing and double glazing are the same, but their mechanisms are completely different. In fact, double glazing is closer to triple glazing in design. So, is secondary glazing the same as double glazing? Absolutely not! 

Where Is Secondary Glazing Used? 

While secondary glazing is most commonly used in historic buildings, there’s no reason you can’t use it in your flat or modern home too. But what is secondary glazing specifically used for? 
The difference between conservation area windows and heritage secondary glazing is one is designed with a purpose to protect a place and the other is a way to (essentially) bypass planning permission. 

Conservation Area Windows 

Conservation area windows protect properties from the effects of condensation, which could cause mould, mildew, and damp. If left untreated, this can cause roof and floorboard damage—a hefty cost to replace! 
Nowadays, conservation buildings are typically unused and stand as a structure reminding us of the past, majorly because they are too damaged to use on a regular basis and fix. However, their deterioration can be slowed by installing conservation area windows, also known as secondary glazing. 

Heritage Secondary Glazing 

Heritage secondary glazing is a saving grace for anyone working or living in a heritage building. Replacing your windows requires planning permission, but this is nearly impossible to get with older buildings. Tearing out an original window for a new one not only damages the property, but removes its history and vintage charm. 
Historic buildings are also, without a doubt, lower quality than modern builds. Heritage secondary glazing is a cost-effective option reducing sound pollution and heat loss, so you have an overall improved building. 

Secondary Glazing at NRG Glass 

So, what is secondary glazing? A quick, yet effective fix for your window problems! Minimise the effects of condensation and increase insulation with our secondary glazing at NRG Glass. 
Contact us today with any questions about secondary glazing, including sizing and colour options. Alternatively, view our recent article about the many benefits of secondary glazing
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