Aacme Glass FAQ’s
What is double glazing and how will it work?
Double glazing windows contain a sealed unit which is made from two planes of glass. These two panes of glass have a gap in between them which provides good insulation against the cold in Winter. The gap between helps to keep the heat inside the house when you need it most.
Will double glazing reduce noise?
Double glazing is brilliant for reducing outside noise. It is the best way to get a better nights sleep or to block out outside noise. The reason double glazing is is so good at reducing noise is due to the nature of sound. The speed of sound is over 700 miles per house and arrived in pressure waves. When this pressure hits the window it will vibrate the first pane of glass which will, in turn, vibrate the air in the middle reducing the sound that passes through the second piece of glass and to your ears.
Does double glazing increase property value?
Nowadays most modern homes have double glazing. People who are buying property do recognise the value of double glazing and therefore do look for it when buying a house. Double glazing windows are usually a must in any home. By installing double glazing windows you will instantly increase your properties value and give you a better chance of selling your home quicker. Homes without double glazing are more likely to have issues with damp and condensation which could put off potential buyers.
Can double glazing glass units be repaired?
If you find that your double glazing units have been damaged, contact a professional to see if it can be repaired easily. Misted windows can usually be repaired or replaced very easily. Aacme Glass provide experienced technicians who can carry out double glazing repairs efficiently and effectively. Once a quote has been agreed on a member of the team will arrange a suitable time to come and survey the damage.
Why should I install double glazing?
Double glazing is incredibly energy efficient, provides insulation for your property, prevents condensation and will save you money on your energy bills. Double glazing is also good for the environment, double glazing stops heat from escaping and reduces the amount of energy needed to heat your home. Fewer fossil fuels will be needed to supply that energy, helping to reduce carbon emissions. This, therefore, means that double glazing can improve your home, save you money and help the environment too.
What is safety glass?
Safety Glass is glass which has additional safety features that are there to make sure the glass is less likely to break, or less likely to become a threat once broken. Common designs include toughened glass and laminated glass which are used all around us on a daily basis.
What is toughened glass?
Toughened glass is also known as tempered glass after its method of production. This type of glass in five times stronger than a normal sheet glass of the same thickness and size. Toughened glass gets its strength from the tempering process which sees the glass subjected to intense heat followed by a rapid cooling down process. This process allows the glass to become stronger and a lot more durable in general.
What is a laminated glass?
Laminated Glass is most well known for being used on windscreens of cars. The global use of this type of glass is purely down to what happens when laminated glass shatters. When laminated glass smashes it holds itself in place and does not shatter into hundreds of tiny shards. This happens due to the plastic interlay which is sandwiched between the two sheets of glass. As the panes do not burst apart on impact, laminated glass leaves no hole behind.
Can mirrors be cut to size?
Aacme Glass manufacture wonderful bespoke mirrors which are cut to any size you need. We provide a custom mirror cutting service which is quick and efficient. We are even able to add polished or bevelled edges to our mirror designs. Whether it is a mirror for your home or office, get in touch with a member of our team to discuss your specifications and requirements.
Do you have a colour chart for your kitchen splashbacks?
Aacme Glass provides glass splashbacks in a huge variety of colours and styles so we are very confident that you will be able to find a style that suits your current kitchen. If you are unsure which colour to choose from you could take a trip down to our showroom in Newport today. You can browse through a selection of splashbacks we can offer. If the colour you are after isn’t in our showroom we will more than happily go the extra mile to find it for you, without it being reflected in the price.
What is a glass balustrade?
A glass balustrade is made from quality toughened safety glass with metal fixtures and fittings which are attached to a metal handrail. Materials for glass balustrade fittings will vary depending on the type of balustrade glass you wish to install, the size of the glass bannister and whether you will be having frameless glass balustrading. General safety regulations control how much weight each section of the glass railing can support.
Are glass balustrades suitable for homes?
Definitely, Aacme glass has installed glass balustrades into many residential properties. The glass balustrades create an area with free-flowing light and give you the illusion of greater space. They are also extremely easy to maintain and clean. Glass balustrading keeps up with modern interior designs and styles. They can add a touch of class and elegance to any home.