What Is Window Glazing?

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If you are in the market for replacement windows for your home, it is likely that you have heard of the term, “window glazing”. In short, this term is used to describe the actual window glass. It may also refer to the specially-designed compound that is used to hold the glass in place within its frame.

Additionally, it may be used to describe the process of the installation of the compound. For the purpose and intent of this guide, we will focus on the actual window glass. 

Types of Window Glazing 

There are many types of window glass. We will use the terms “window glass” and “window glazing” interchangeably throughout this guide. What makes one type of window glass different from another type of window glass is the manufacturing process and how each piece is heated and is cooled.

To add to the confusion, glazing is a broad term. It typically refers to the pane of glass but not to the unique type of glass that is manufactured. 

The Basics of Window Glazing 

In short, there are three distinct types of window glazing that you should learn about when shopping for replacement windows. These are outlined below and include a brief explanation of each:

  1. Single Glaze – This is also identified as a “single pane”. This means that the window has just one pane or sheet of glass within it. These are the least of all – in terms of energy efficiency. Most older homes possess single glazed windows. You would not want to choose a single glazed window as a replacement window, though. 
  2. Double Glaze – This is often called “double pane”. This means that the replacement window has two separate panes of glass and that there is a space between the two. In most instances, argon gas is placed directly in the middle of the two glass panes. This helps to enhance the insulative properties of the windows and is considered to be the most common form of window glazing. 
  3. Triple Glaze – This is commonly referred to as (you guessed it) “triple pane”. Naturally, these include three different sheets of glass. All middle areas typically include argon gas for insulation. Triple glaze windows offer the highest level of insulation and are considered to be the costliest. In most instances, these are only used in climates that are very cold and require higher levels of insulation. 

Why Is Window Glazing Important?

It is important to consider window glazing when shopping for replacement windows because it has a direct impact on your home’s overall level of energy efficiency. We here at Chattahoochee Windows will work with you to determine the best type of window glazing for your home.

In most instances, the glazing is determined by specialists in window contracting. If you are in the market for replacement windows, window glazing is an essential component to selecting windows that are best suited for your climate.

For more information, we recommend that you contact us today by calling: 770-904-9909

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