Great double glazing has a number of characteristics. It’s energy efficient, it’s easy to install and maintain, and it doesn’t compromise on style or aesthetics.

In this guide, we’ll take a look at what makes great double glazing and how you can get the best quality windows for your home.

What makes great double glazing?

A good window will be made from high quality materials: aluminium profiles, toughened glass and well-sealed glazing systems are all essential in ensuring that your new windows last a long time and don’t need replacing. The best double glazing will also be able to withstand the elements – whether that means rain, wind or even snow!

Great double glazing should also be designed with ease of installation in mind. Whether you’re putting in an entire new window or just replacing some broken panes of glass, you’ll want to make sure that there are no complicated parts that require specialist tools to fit correctly.

Quality of materials – The best double glazing will use high-quality materials and be made from a single piece of glass rather than two pieces of glass held together with metal or plastic.

Strength and durability – The weakest point on all windows is around the edges, so it’s important to make sure that these are reinforced with metal or plastic if necessary. They should also be made from strong materials that won’t break easily if hit by an object or scratched by grit on the outside of them. If possible, avoid aluminium frames as they can corrode and become weak over time.

Ease of cleaning – You’ll want to be able to clean your windows easily without having to get up on a ladder every time or leaving them unwashed for months at a time because they’re too difficult to reach. Look for frames that have been designed with this in mind (such as those made from vinyl) so that cleaning isn’t a chore!

There are many different types of glass available including standard, low-e (low emissivity) and solar control which block out UV rays but still let light through while keeping temperatures down in summer. There are also many different types of plastic used in double glazing including PVC and acrylic which don’t absorb moisture like timber does so they don’t need regular maintenance such as painting or varnishing.

The best double glazing will have all these features plus a strong frame that resists knocks and bumps so that it lasts for years without requiring any maintenance at all!