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Replacement Double Glazed Units

Replacement double glazed units.

Failed units, Misted glass, Condensation between panes, Cloudy windows?

These are the most recognisable terms used to describe when your double glazing has failed.

Often as a window company we receive enquiries about double glazed units that have “failed”. The customer may presume that the entire window may need replacing, this is not always the case. If a home had double glazing installed 10 to 15 years ago, it is quite likely there will be a failure of some of the double glazed units. So it’s important to understand why double glazed units fail.

Usually people notice this change by spotting water between the glass panes.

Your double glazed “unit”, (the glass itself) is a hermetically sealed unit containing either simple air or more recently argon gas with coatings on the inner panes of glass. If your windows are steaming up or condensating internally (water inside the pane), the simple explanation is that the hermetic seal of the double glazed unit has broken.

What causes the seal to break? What you may not know is that all things including windows expand and contract with heat and cold, this expansion and contraction may over time cause the hermetic seal to break.
With this seal broken, air carrying moisture is now entering the double glazed unit causing the condensation you see internally subject to whatever weather conditions are prevalent at the time or the internal moisture.

This is why for your piece of mind we provide a 10 year warranty on all our replacement double glazed units.

Our qualified installers will complete the replacement double glazed units and restore your window to its former glory. We will make an appointment that suits you, and come out to measure the failed unit. We will also take into account any other factors such as lead work to ensure we replace the unit like for like.

A full range of obscure/textured glass can be found here http://www.idealwindowsystems.com/glass-types/

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Replacement double glazed units

Replacement double glazed units


Composite doors the IDEAL door for you.

Why pick composite? Benefits of composite doors? Are they secure?

When choosing a door your eyes may turn to the composite, sparking a new age of door with a timber or aluminium appeal. With the security and durability of modern materials. The composite door is available in a vast range of designs and with its multi-point locking system and a thick robust slab.

The primary function of a door is to stop the outside getting in, be it cold weather, rain or even on unfortunate circumstance but an intruder. The composite door is the best residential door on the market for this task. Our composite doors are SBD approved. They also come with a A+ energy rating. You could lower your home insurance and heating bills but also increase the price of your property with the installation of one of our composite doors.

Should I upgrade my current uPVC door? Our uPVC doors are very secure, but our composite door offers a preeminent level of security. Composite doors have a larger variety of choice offering a modern or traditional look to the property. Whereas the uPVC door range although expansive is a more popular choice for a back or porch door, with the option for a larger glazed area to let in plenty of light.

Are they hard to maintain? Composite doors come with a long guarantee and don’t require the same level of maintenance as a timber door. We do recommend just a rub down with a warm soapy cloth every few months.

View our door brochures here.


Our most popular uPVC window? Here’s why…

Our Rehau total70 uPVC window frames installed with the correct glazing unit, achieve the highest possible window energy rating (WER) for thermal efficiency. Rehau total70 uPVC windows can achieve U-values of up to 0.8 W/m2k. Meaning they are suitable for a Passivhaus building. This is currently the highest specification, for the most energy efficient buildings in Europe.
The passivhaus standard sets out to build low energy homes and is currently gaining a lot of attention throughout the UK. Rehau total70 uPVC windows can meet the criteria for a zero-carbon home which exemplifies why they are the leading industry product for uPVC windows.

Now should you upgrade your current uPVC windows. Well up to 40% of heat in the home is lost through the windows and doors. Installing Rehau total70 A rated thermally efficient uPVC windows would be nothing but beneficial.

The Rehau total70 uPVC frame also has acoustic benefits, well the glazing unit is largely responsible for the noise reduction. The total70 frame can help reduce the noise levels as much as half in your home in comparison to old uPVC window frames.

Are these secure windows? All Rehau uPVC windows can comply with PAS 24, a security standard for the frame and locking system. This allows them to meet the Secured by design (SBD) certification. Which is the official police security initiative and can help to reduce home insurance costs.

Why Double Glazed Windows?

Double glazed windows? Casement windows? Bay windows? Sash windows?, Sliding windows? Aluminum windows?  The choice today is wider than it has ever been.

The importance of Windows

It has often been said that windows are the eyes of the home, allowing the owners the opportunity to watch what is happening outside. But window functions don’t just end there, windows provide natural lighting and ventilation, act as emergency exits, and can be seen as an integral component of the architectural style of the home. Nowadays windows to perform so many functions yet we still expect our windows to be inexpensive, easy to operate and maintain, durable and attractive – and energy-efficient. Increasing energy efficiency reduces greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change. Because they are called upon to perform so many functions, it may be difficult for windows to do all of them equally well.


For example, a large north-facing picture window may give you a fantastic view of the countryside, but if the window is not very energy-efficient, the heat loss from it may be quite high. Sometimes it can be very uncomfortable to sit beside this window on a cold winter day. Luckily, technical breakthroughs such as double glazed windows and associated technology has ushered in the era of high-performance windows. If your windows are over fifteen years old, it may be time to think about replacing them.

Renovation or New Build

Lately, we have spent more on renovations than on new construction, with windows representing one of the largest single costs in a typical renovation. And, when it comes time for major renovations around the home, we are all are paying as much attention to energy efficiency and economics as they are to architecture and aesthetics. Remember, double glazed windows will last up to twenty years or more. Therefore, the decisions you make when choosing windows and doors – either for a renovation or a new home – can help increase energy efficiency and comfort levels in the home for years to come.

New Technologies

High-performance double glazed windows and doors offer significant improvements in solar control, thermal comfort and energy efficiency. They do this by incorporating low-E coatings, inert gas fills, and better edge spacers and frames.

Read all about our choice of windows and accreditations

Contact us now for a free quote or call us now on 0161 969 3232


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