Nowadays, when choosing to upgrade the windows and doors in their home, homeowners will have an enormous selection to choose from. Not only are there a number of different styles to choose from, but with a range of materials, colours, finishes and glazing options available as well, there really is the perfect choice for every property.  Whilst glazing is something that almost everyone will take into consideration when investing in new windows when it comes to new doors, many don’t realise that they have different options in this regard. In fact, lots of homeowners have never even heard of double glazed doors before. If you’re wanting to replace the external doors at your property and you’re curious to find out more about double glazed doors, keep reading today. Below we have covered all of the essentials you should know. 

What are double glazed doors?

Simply put, double glazed doors are the same as double glazed windows. If you have any ‘windows’ or panes of glass in your door design, then these will be double glazed instead of single glazed. In case you’re unaware, double glazed windows are;  Windows that comprise of two panes of glass which are separated by a gap. This gap is then filled with Argon gas and because this gas is denser than air, it improves the thermal efficiency of the window.

Do double glazed doors look any different?

More often than not, just from looking at an external door, you won’t be able to tell whether it is double glazed or not. The one thing that may give it away is that you will be able to see a gap between the two panes of glass, but you won’t have to worry about this affecting the aesthetics of the new doors that you purchase though. 

Can you purchase different styles of double glazed doors?

When looking for a new double glazed door, you will have just as many options to choose from as you would if you were looking for a ‘normal’ door, so to speak. From entrance doors and stable doors to patio doors and bifold doors, you can get all of these doors made with double glazing and your choices won’t be limited just because you’re opting for this type of glazing.

What material can double glazed doors be made from?

You will have a vast range of material options to choose from too, including; uPVC, composite and aluminium. You can decide which will be most suitable for the new double glazed door that you’re interested in. Of course, you can use different materials for different doors if you’d like too, for example, you could have a composite front door and uPVC french doors

Are new double glazed doors expensive?

There are lots of different factors that will influence your new double glazed door price. You can expect everything from the style and size to the material to play a role in the quote that you’re given. It is best to speak to a door expert about the different choices you’re interested in, they will then be able to provide you with more tailored information regarding pricing. 

Do you have any other glass options?

Once you have decided that you’d like a new double glazed door, you can still choose from a number of decorative glass options. Whether you’d like a simple glass pattern or you’d prefer a more intricate glass design, the choice is entirely yours. Of course, you can always opt for a plain clear glass if you want to as well. 

Investing in new double glazed windows and doors 

Hopefully, you will now know a little bit more about double glazed doors and, there really is no denying that when you next invest in new exterior doors, you really should pay attention to the different glazing options available. No matter whether you’re looking for a new front, side or back door, it is fair to say that it is always beneficial to opt for double glazing and when investing in new doors, it is worthwhile ensuring that the glazing isn’t going to let you down.  If you’re interested in purchasing double glazed windows and doors for your home, be sure to contact our team here at Brackenwood today. We are a family-owned and run business and we have been assisting homeowners with replacement windows and doors for decades now. In order to get a feel for the superb range of different products we provide, we invite you to attend our extensive showroom. Here you will be able to see all of your options in person and a member of our friendly team will be able to answer any questions that you may have.