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Double glaze window

JDE
Budding Contributor

Double glaze window

I am purchasing a house with a mixture of wooden double hung and aluminum sliding windows and want to replace the glass with double glaze starting with the wooden windows. Has anyone done this? Can I just swap the panes or do I have to replace the whole window? Any tips?

Thanks James 

Community Manager Jason
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Re: Double glaze window

Hi @JDE,

 

Welcome to Workshop and thanks for joining in the discussion. This sounds like a worthwhile project. I trust you will receive helpful advice from our community members. Feel free to post anytime you might need some inspiration or information. 

 

Jason

 

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MartyH
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Re: Double glaze window

Were you planning to DIY @JDE? If not, perhaps you could share what area you're in and someone might be able to share a recommendation for a double glazing specialist. 

JDE
Budding Contributor

Re: Double glaze window

Havent decided yet. Im in Tamworth , I have helped do aluminium windows for my parents we took out the existing windows and replaced the lot took half an hour per window, easy job. The wooden windows have me questioning whether its better to replace existing glass with double glaze by routing a deeper rebate or just put a second pane of glass on the other side of the window. I am worried about mold between the panes.
James
Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

Re: Double glaze window

@Rusty-Saw, I remember you had experience with stained glass. Is there any assistance you could offer @JDE for replacing windows with double glazing?

 

Other community members that might be able to assist include @ProjectPete@BIM_Engineer and @She_Skills.

 

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Jason

 

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ProjectPete
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Re: Double glaze window

Sorry, no real window experience from me @JDE although in my new house I'm building I have 10.5mm panes of glas which reduce outisde noise by over 40% and have great energy ratings too (although cant remember that stats). So you could consider thicker glass rather than double glazing. http://www.viridianglass.com/products/noise/vlam-hush (the 34% reduction is based on the 6.5mm option)

JDE
Budding Contributor

Re: Double glaze window

Thanks ProjectPete have looked into it before, while thicker glass is better, its no where near as good as double glaze for thermal purposes
James
MartyH
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Re: Double glaze window

I remembered I was curious about this myself so had a poke around. Looks like it's certainly achievable as long as the timber frames are in good condition.

 

These links might be helpful:

 

https://www.twinglaze.com.au/

http://www.solacecreations.com.au/double-glazing-canberra/existinghomes.aspx

https://www.magnetite.com.au/benefits/double-glazing-existing-windows.html

https://www.homeimprovementpages.com.au/article/installing_double_glazed_windows

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