Secondary Glazing offers more benefits than you think, having first been used in the 19th century, it is still as popular as ever today.
The Secondary Glazing we install is recommended by both the English Heritage and The Listed Property Owners club and so is perfect for listed, conservation and heritage properties as found across our area in Birmingham, Worcester, Warwick and beyond.
Our Secondary Glazing offers subtle styling yet with dramatic differences in terms of benefits.
Here at Just Secondary Glazing we can install your Secondary Glazed Windows in your Worcestershire, Warwickshire or West Midlands home in often only one day and as the original window is not touched there is no mess and no waste.
Perfect for Listed Buildings and Conservation areas
Fitting Secondary Glazing allows you to enjoy all the benefits of added warmth and security whilst keeping the traditional look given to your property by the original windows.
Your new Secondary glazed window is effectively a second barrier to the outside elements and can reduce heat loss from your home by up to 65 percent. This makes adding Secondary Glazing an affordable investment for your home. Read more about the thermal benefits of our Secondary Glazing here.
If you have single glazing or even double glazing the addition of Secondary Glazing can reduce noise levels by up to 80%. Read more about the acoustic benefits of Secondary Glazing here.
Secondary Glazing is difficult to open from the outside and gives your property another layer of protection.
Used by responsible homeowners to project managers in conservation areas, from schools, hospitals to directors of public listed buildings, Secondary Glazing is the educated choice in making and environmentally wise improvement to your project.
Create a warm and peaceful home with Just Secondary Glazing
Many properties in the West Midlands, Worcestershire and Warwickshire suffer from noise pollution in various forms. This could be generated from simple suburban traffic through to the hustle and bustle of the city. Flight paths are expanding and train developments such as HS2 are key areas for Secondary Glazing windows.
Living in noisy areas can often be unavoidable but we shouldn't have to put up with it as by simply installing Secondary Glazing you can dramatically change your environment.
Secondary glazing out performs almost any other product at blocking noise. This is because when it comes to windows the most significant factor, in reducing noise pollution, is the distance between the panes of glass.
Double glazing tends to have a gap between the two panes of 20mm but Secondary Glazing windows installed at the optimum distance from the prime window of 70mm - 100mm, will give a decibel reduction of around 40-45 decibels (dB).
Much of the improved energy efficiency gained by replacing old windows with double glazing comes from draught exclusion. These benefits are also felt through the installation of Secondary Glazing.
Old windows are a key area for heat loss within a building and three basic mechanisms come into play.
Conduction occurs as a result of heat transfer passing directly through materials - in windows this is mainly lost through the framework and glass.
Convection is heat energy forfeited by the buoyant, warm air particles in your room coming into contact with colder externally affected surfaces, such as the glass and subframe.
Secondary Glazing helps in preventing all of the above
The way we measure how effective materials are as insulators when combined is recorded as a U-value. The lower the U-value, the better the insulation in your room.
By utilising the thermally effective combination of metal, timber and glass you can expect to half the amount of heat lost in your rooms by improving your average U-value from around 4-5W/m2K to 2 W/m2K or better (these figures are based on timber and crittal windows, are approximate and derived from controlled testing conditions)