Secondary glazing is a cost-effective way to reduce energy costs and improve insulation in draughty homes. However, homeowners must carefully consider the type of secondary glazing to suit their home and budget. For example, magnetic secondary glazing offers a quick solution to draughts, but it’s not a long-term solution and may not be as effective as other methods.Source :secondarywindowglazing.co.uk
Magnetic secondary glazing involves a pane of plastic or glass which is held to the existing window frame with magnetic strips. This method is quick and easy to install, requiring no modifications to the window frame. It is also simple to detach and reattach, allowing for ventilation and cleaning without compromising the thermal seal. It is also a good option for rented properties, or heritage projects, where the windows cannot be altered.
Calculating the Value: Understanding Magnetic Secondary Glazing Costs and Savings
The main factors in determining the cost of magnetic secondary glazing are the size of the windows and the thickness of the glass. For larger homes, the cost will increase as a result of more windows being required. Specialised noise-reduction glass is also more expensive than standard glass, as are frames made from uPVC, aluminum or wood.
Granada’s magnetic secondary glazing is made using high-quality acrylic glass with a low U value of 1.4w/m2k, meaning it retains heat well and helps to keep your home warmer. It can be purchased with or without a frame, and is available in a wide range of sizes and colours. If your home has window handles, beading or trim in front of the glass, we recommend fitting our self-adhesive Magnetglaze Packing Strips to help ensure the secondary glazing sits slightly further back than these obstacles.…