It is no secret that your windows are one of the weakest points in your home, especially if they are single glazed. Unfortunately, when burglars target homeowners, they will often enter the property through their windows. For this reason, the security of your windows should be of the utmost importance to you. Ideally, whenever you’re installing new windows at your property, you should always have security in mind.  Thankfully, when you invest in replacement double glazing, you can rest assured knowing that you will be doing all you can to protect your family. This specific type of high-quality glazing is known for being incredibly secure. When paired with a window frame that benefits from the latest advancements in technology, you can have complete peace of mind. If you would like to find out more about replacement double glazing and how it can make your home more secure, keep reading today. 

What is double glazing?

As the name suggests, double glazed windows are made from two panes of glass, whereas single glazed windows are made from one. These two panes tend to be separated by a layer of argon gas, or sometimes air, which will add yet another layer to the window.  It is this second pane of glass, as well as the layer of gas, that makes such a huge difference between these two different types of glazing. You may have also heard of triple glazing and, as expected, this adds yet another additional pane of glass to the window. 

How does double glazing make your home secure?

Aside from the attractive benefits such as increased energy efficiency and reduced outdoor noise, the second pane of glass that you get in a double glazed window acts as a secondary barrier which also strengthens the window to improve your home’s security.  It is no secret that one pane of glass can easily be shattered with the right amount of force, and when breaking a window, intruders will have instant access to your home. Replacement double glazing will make things much more difficult for these criminals, and it is incredibly difficult to break through two panes of glass, especially if they are toughened glass.  Sometimes, criminals don’t even need to break the glass in a single glazed window. All they need to do is remove any putty from the window frame, and they will be able to take the pane of glass straight out, which can be very scary for homeowners. Thankfully, this isn’t something you can do with double glazing, which is a bonus. 

What other security measures do new windows benefit from?

Whilst double glazing alone will make such a huge difference to the safety of your home; there are other ways new windows can increase this security further. Older windows frames that have started to deteriorate, especially timber frames, can be forced open without much effort, so getting replacement double glazing in a new frame can prevent worry in this regard too.  Not to mention that many older windows have ineffective locking systems as well and ideally when upgrading to double glazing, you should ensure that your new windows have multi-point locking systems. These newer locking systems are likely to take the pressure off of the hinges of the window too, increasing the lifespan of your windows.   You may even find that replacement double glazed windows come with a forced entry guarantee, so this proves just how much manufacturers believe in their products. You really will have complete peace of mind when receiving this guarantee. 

Investing in replacement double glazing

Hopefully, you will now know a little bit about how replacement double glazing can make your home more secure. There is no denying that purchasing new windows that benefit from both double glazing and all of the additional modern security measures available will be a brilliant investment. When your new windows have been installed, you will no longer have to worry about the weakest points in your home. If you’re looking for a company that can provide you with double glazed windows in Surrey, please contact our friendly team here at Brackenwood. Not only are our A-Rated windows specifically designed to keep your family warmer and safer, but with such a huge range of styles to choose from, you will easily be able to find some replacement windows that perfectly complement your home. Please feel free to visit our showroom to find out more about our double glazing today.