There’s a retrofit double glazing revolution going on in our country for very good reasons – not the least being the considerable benefits double glazing can make to your home, health and heating costs.

When considering retrofitting double glazed windows, keep in mind that it’s the glazier not just the glass that makes the difference. Your home deserves the very best, and at Mintglass we have the skill and experience to deliver exactly that.

Thank you for exploring your retrofit double glazing options with us. This page will give you a helpful overview of retrofitting double glazed windows, and what you can expect when you put the task in our caring and professional hands.

Double Glazing can make a WORLD OF DIFFERENCE TO YOUR HOME

  • IMPROVED INSULATION, REDUCED CONDENSATION

Even in a well insulated home, heat flies out of single glazed windows. When compared to single glazed windows, high performance double glazing using Low E glass can improve window insulation by up to 73%, making your home warmer in winter and cooler in summer. It can also dramatically reduce the condensation that can cause mould and mildew – protecting both your home and your family’s health.

  • IMPROVED ENERGY CONSUMPTION, REDUCED HEATING COSTS

Better heat retention reduces the energy needed to heat your home. Because there’s less need for heating and cooling systems, you’ll reduce your home’s energy consumption, save on power bills, and lessen your CO2 footprint.

  • IMPROVED SECURITY, REDUCED NOISE

It’s more difficult for intruders to break in through double glazed windows, particularly if they’re laminated or use toughened glass. At the same time, high performance double glazing using Low E glass can reduce outside noise by up to 60% making it a great investment if you live on a busy road or beneath a flight path.

 

What is RETROFIT DOUBLE GLAZING?

Double glazed windows are made of two panels of glass bonded together with a sealed gap between them that contains either air or argon gas – a bit like a glass sandwich. Retrofit double glazing is where we replace the glass in your existing single glazed window frames with double glazed Insulating Glass Units (IGUs). With Mintglass it’s a quick and unobtrusive process. Because we never stint on quality, you can be sure ours is not a clip on, off the rack solution.

CHOOSE FROM ALUMINIUM OR WOODEN JOINERY

Purpose built for each home, our IGUs are manufactured to the highest building standards. What’s more our system is so flexible that it can cater to homes that have aluminium or wooden joinery, colour

Understanding INSULATION

The heat flow resistance of still air is much greater than that of glass. Therefore double glazed windows made of two panes of glass enclosing an air space will have about twice the insulation value of a single pane window and half the heat loss. Argon gas is denser than air and acts as a greater barrier to heat loss and heat absorption in the home. Low Emissivity (Low E) glass reflects the long wave radiation, keeping the heat inside the home during winter and preventing heat absorption during the hot summer months.

It is the combination of Low E glass with argon gas that provides the ultimate insulation performance from double glazing!

Understanding insulation diagram

Understanding NOISE

There are various ways to measure how effective double glazed windows are at sound control. The chart below uses Perceived Sound Reduction (PSR). With this system a 10-decibel reduction is generally considered as having reduced the original noise level by 50%.

Understanding Noise

For a MINT RESULT every time

We follow the tradition of brilliant nationwide service that underpinned the Smith & Smith Building Glass business. Now freshly rebadged as Mintglass we bring the same level of expertise with a fresh new flavour: our commitment to first class service and exacting attention to detail. Our glaziers have an average of 15 years’ experience. That’s one of the highest in the industry, so you can be sure you will get the quality double glazing retrofit your home deserves, and most importantly - it will be a pleasure from start to finish.

Understanding NOISE

There are various ways to measure how effective double glazed windows are at sound control. The chart below uses Perceived Sound Reduction (PSR). With this system a 10-decibel reduction is generally considered as having reduced the original noise level by 50%.

Understanding Noise