No doubt if you’ve been in touch with bifold door suppliers already to discuss the options for your home in this regard, you’ll have come across the concept of insulating glass, a real must for anyone who wants to have this kind of product installed at home.
Because bifolding doors naturally feature an awful lot of glass, you do need to consider the kind that they come with to help ensure that your home stays eco-friendly and that you don’t waste any energy or money. A lot of heat from your property I lost through the windows, so do bear this in mind when researching the benefits of bifold door installation.
Installing windows with thermal insulation properties is a must since they work by reflecting the heat can be back into the room instead of allowing it to escape, while also ensuring that the property in question benefits from solar energy… which is free!
Insulating glass can make your house far more comfortable because it successfully stabilises the temperatures within. It can also drive down energy costs for both heating and cooling, so your back pocket looks set to benefit as well.
Remember that the lower the U value of glazing, the more efficient it will be at retaining the heat in your home. The lower the U value, the lower your energy bills, something certainly worth bearing in mind when shopping around for specific products.
If your bifold doors face south, solar control glass would be a wise choice. Every sealed unit will have either argon or krypton gas in the glazing cavity, with argon the most popular because of the costs.
But either of these will offer you a good U value, with solar controlled units coming with tinted panes of glass. Easy-clean glass is a right choice if you’re busy and want to ensure your doors look as new with minimal effort!
You might also want to look into Planitherm glass, which is a form of energy-saving window glass and currently the most energy efficient you can find these days. The advanced coating technology used in its production reflects radiated heat back into the room, instead of allowing it to escape through the windows.
This means that you’ll be able to a enjoy lighter, warmer, brighter and more energy-efficient home, with the excellent thermal insulation three times more efficient than single-glazed units. Not only that, but it’s at least 25 per cent more efficient than most installed double glazing units, so certainly worth looking into if being eco-friendly is a top priority for you and your family.
If you’d like to find out more about glazing and bifold doors, get in touch with our friendly and experienced team today.