Double-glazing is basically a process in which two panes of glass are put together to form a window with some spaces between the two panes. The space left between the panes traps air, which forms insulation layers. To ensure that the air is free of moisture drying agents are added into the space before sealing. The main reason for this is to ensure that the unit is airtight to reduce chances of condensation. Once condensation occurs on double glazing windows, such cannot be repaired, only replacement is possible.
Benefits of double glazing windows
There are numerous benefits associated with the use of double glazed windows especially in homes. Here are some of benefits;
- Energy saving. Many homes pay huge energy bills due to energy wastage and loss to the environment. Heat loss is more prevalent in homes where single pane glass windows are used. Reportedly about 60% heat loss takes place through single paneled glass windows. By using double glazing windows, you will be significantly reducing the amount of heat loss through the windows and thus the lower amount of money you will have to pay for your home heating needs. In as much as double glazing is a little expensive as compared to the installation of the normal glass, in the long run, you will be able to save a significant amount of money for home heating.
- Secondly, double paned windows can be quite effective in conserving the environment. On this, a good amount of emissions in the environment is sourced from homes. Therefore by using the double paned windows, you will be reducing the amount of emissions exposed to the environment thus making it more safer and healthier to live in. On the same note, the use of this kind of windows has shown significant reduction of noise getting into a home. If you live in, near or around busy cities and towns installing this type of windows can help you reduce noise that gets into your home.
- When is comes to security, the double glazing windows due to the use of two panels makes it more challenging to break into. This way, such can be said to provide more security for users as compared to the normal one-pane windows. These also come with their own locking system thus enhancing the security.
- Aesthetically, double glazing windows can help enhance the general appearance of any property. By installing these windows, you will be enhancing the chances of your property selling fast as compared to when the normal windows are used.
The use of double glazed windows with time is becoming more and more popular especially in construction that requires more security. Homeowners prefer this to the normal one pane windows as such helps especially in energy saving and heat loss reduction. Even with all these benefits it is very important that that right kind of double-glazing is done as if moisture is left between the panels such can enhance chances of condensation which means replacement which can be quite expensive. Whichever the driving force behind using double glazing windows, energy conservation and security will ensure that you get more value from your property.
Medical Cases and Stories
The number of people who have beaten the odds, gone beyond science and reason, defied death is quite simply staggering. People with rare diseases, to ones who have been diagnosed as being two shades short of being clinically dead, with a less than 0.5% survival rate, are now terming their current life as a miracle, with all the perks that modern science brings, still leaving an inexplicable gap on how it any of it is possible. Think of a window washer falling 47 stories and surviving, or a car crash victim with two punctured lungs, a broken neck, a broken back, and broken ribs. Katrina Burgess was told that she would never walk again after this car accident, and now, 11 metal rods later-she can walk, and run!
Bizarre medical stories keep getting more inexplicable by the day. Harlequin Type Ichhtyosis is of the rarest skin disorders, with a prognosis that is anything but encouraging. Nelly, the oldest survivor of the disease is upbeat about telling people about her struggles with this incurable condition, and continues to live a full life. These stories of people defying the laws of science are perhaps proof of how strong a desire to live can be, and that perhaps, modern miracles really do exist.