Plastic For Double Glazing

Plastic for double glazing has long been the most common material for windows, and it still is the most popular choice. However, plastic alternatives have emerged that offer more performance and cost savings.

One of the most practical options for glazing is plastic window film, which can be used as a secondary glazing solution for cold weather, reducing energy costs by keeping cold air out while still allowing natural light in. Plastic window film is available with adhesive backing or in a static cling style, and both types can be applied to existing windows, requiring no tools or additional hardware.

Exploring the Advantages of Plastic in Double Glazing: Efficiency, Sustainability, and Style

A wide range of polycarbonate grades is available, with each grade offering a different level of performance. For example, TUFFAK clear polycarbonate sheets are durable and provide high levels of light transmission. They also are resistant to the damaging effects of UV rays, retaining their clarity and transparency over time. Other specialised grades like TUFFAK Sheet GP have been designed to protect against impact and vandalism, making them ideal for use in commercial glazing applications such as drive-thrus and teller windows.

Plastic window film is a good alternative to insulating foam, which can add more depth and thickness to your windows, and is more likely to warp or crack over time. The insulating properties of plastic window film also are more flexible, so they can conform to the curves of existing frames, rather than forcing them to bend and distort. This flexibility can help ensure that your windows fit properly and that you get the most out of your insulated glazing investment.