Double Glazed Glass Price Trends: What to Expect in the Market - Jewel

If you are noticing a build up of condensation between your window’s glass panes or your home is struggling with temperature regulation, these are two warning signs that your current double glazing is failing and needs to be replaced. Based on the size and customisations of the project, glazing upgrades can be expensive and different glass options come with varying price tags.

To help you find the most cost-effective installation for your home, the Jewel Windows experts are here sharing everything you need to know about double glazed glass price trends in 2024.

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Why Choose Double Glazing?

Double glazed window profiles consist of two glass panes, with an insulating argon-gas filled chamber in between. The two layers of glass and the gas are tightly secured into a sealed unit and the profile is completed with either uPVC, aluminium, steel or timber frames.

Modern double glazing installations have many benefits, including:

  • Improved property protection
  • Highly energy efficient
  • Visually appealing design
  • Increased property value
  • Improved heat retention and weather protection
  • Low maintenance frames
  • Reliable long term performance

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Different Types of Double Glazing Glass

As you can see, upgrading outdated windows with modern double glazing has many advantages for your home. However, all of these benefits come with a price and the amount you pay for your new double glazing will depend on what type of glass you choose.

Glass types available for contemporary double glazed window and door profiles include:

Annealed glass

Annealed glass is often referred to as standard glass in the double glazing industry. This type of glass is the most cost-effective and is used in budget friendly double glazing profiles. Annealed glass is manufactured using a specific heating and cooling process, designed to enhance the durability of the glazing. However, annealed glass is softer than other glazing alternatives and has some safety issues. When smashed, this type of glass breaks into large jagged shards that are capable of causing harm and serious injury. Annealed glass is recommended for use in places where health and safety is not a big concern (such as garden sheds), but can be installed as cost-effective glazing for all property rooms.

Low-E glass

Low-emissivity (low-E) glass offers enhanced energy efficiency for homeowners. Manufactured with a special microscopic coating, low-E glazing reflects a home’s natural heat back into its rooms and is also designed to reduce heat transfer.

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Privacy glass

Also known as obscure glass, privacy glass is the glazing commonly used in bathrooms and in front door profiles. This glass often has a frosted appearance and provides poor visibility, helping to protect your privacy. This glass is available in various patterns and designs.

Laminated glass

Laminated glass offers superior protection and security for properties and is also frequently called ‘safety glass’. Built with a strong polyvinyl butyral core, laminated glass will not shatter in the same way as standard glazing and is extremely difficult to smash. With this glazing installed, your home will be well protected from potential intruders. Laminated glass can also block up to 99% of the sun’s harmful UV rays and can help prevent your furniture and textiles from fading.

Tempered glass

Another type of glazing that falls into the ‘safety glass’ category, tempered glass offers superior strength compared to standard annealed alternatives. Tempered glass is manufactured by heating annealed glass panes in a 650-degree furnace and then rapidly cooling them down again. This process alters the glazing’s structure and increases its strength. Tempered glass is approximately four times stronger than standard annealed glass and is also safer when damaged. If tempered glass is smashed, it shatters into small fragments instead of breaking into large jagged pieces.

Acoustic glass

Acoustic glass double glazing installation will benefit homeowners living on a busy street or next to a main road. This type of glass is often thicker than standard glass, featuring sound-dampening laminates, argon gas chambers, and asymmetric glazing thicknesses to disrupt the movement of sound waves.

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Double Glazing Price Trends

With so many different types of glass available today, homeowners should expect to see varying prices when browsing the double glazing market. The best way to receive an accurate double glazing cost is to request a free quote from a home improvement company. Here at Jewel Windows, we install a wide range of double glazed windows and doors and you can request a quote today by using our online tool.

If you are looking for budget-friendly double glazing glass, choosing standard annealed glass is the most cost-effective solution. Many home improvement companies are offering homeowners highly energy efficient double glazing as standard in 2024. With more and more people looking for ways to cut energy prices, energy efficiency window installations are bang on trend. To stay in line with current consumer demand, companies are offering high performing double glazing at competitive prices.

Building regulations state that safety glass must be used in all glass doors and windows at ground level and many double glazing profiles are available with safety glass as standard. However, upgrades are available to improve the overall strength and security of the glass. For example, upgrading to Secured by Design glazing will increase the cost of your installation.

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Double Glazing Market Predictions

Due to a higher demand for energy efficient windows, double glazing prices are expected to rise. As more and more homeowners seek energy efficient installations, there may be supply and demand issues, leading to an increase in installation costs. Inflation and exchange rates will also impact the double glazing price market and future building regulations will also influence consumer demand.

While double glazing prices are expected to rise, there are many affordable choice that we offer homeowners at Jewel, to ensure that costs as low as possible. If you want to reduce the cost of your double glazing installation, opt for:

To receive an accurate double glazing price, contact Jewel Windows for a bespoke quote. This is the quickest and easiest way to find out how much your perfect double glazing installation will cost this year.

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Upgrade Your Home with Double Glazing from Jewel Windows

At Jewel Windows, we improve homes in Surrey and the surrounding areas. We provide homeowners with a wide range of double glazed window and door options, with profiles available to suit properties of all ages. We install uPVC, aluminium, timber and steel alternative profiles, fitted with energy efficient double glazing and available in various customisable styles.

To speak to our team about your double glazing installation today, call 01252 444 365 or get in touch via our online contact form.

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