Pilkington K Glass™ in double-glazing
How Pilkington K Glass™ makes
double-glazing more effective Pilkington K Glass™.
It makes double-glazing as effective as triple glazing
and cuts fuel bills. Just the kind of breakthrough you
might expect from a company that's been leading the
way in glass technology for 172 years.
How Pilkington K Glass™ works
Pilkington K Glass™, which usually forms
the inner pane of a double-glazing unit, allows less
heat to escape through your windows than ordinary glass.
Thanks to a special energy saving coating which lets
the sun's rays through, but reflects heat from fires
and radiators back into your home. Heat which ordinary
double-glazing allows to escape. A diagram of this can
be seen here.
Increased comfort The unique
properties of Pilkington K Glass™ mean you can
turn down your thermostat and still remain just as comfortable.
This can result in savings.
Reduced condensation Pilkington
K Glass™ also significantly reduces unsightly
internal condensation. Condensation forms when warm
, moist air comes into contact with a cold surface,
such as conventional glass. The energy saving coating
on our glass actually makes the surface warmer to the
touch, so condensation is reduced.
Eliminates cold spots Ordinary
glass offers poor insulation; so uncomfortable cold
spots close to windows are a common problem. Double-glazing
can alleviate this to an extent, but only double-glazing
with Pilkington K Glass™ has the total solution.
It provides superior insulation, making the inner pane
of your window much warmer. This eliminates cold spots,
and increases useful floor space.
Perfect insulation Better insulation
and no cold spots near windows makes Pilkington K Glass™
homes warmer. Pilkington K Glass™ can also be
toughened or laminated for safety and greater security.
Help the environment By reducing
the amount of heating needed to keep your home warm,
Pilkington K Glass™ helps to save energy and vital
natural resources. In fact, if all the single glazed
buildings in the United Kingdom were double glazed with
Pilkington K Glass™ it would save £600 million
worth of energy per year. That's enough energy to heat
every house in six cities the size of Birmingham. Add
this to smaller heating bills, a warmer home and reduced
condensation and Pilkington K Glass™ is clearly
the best glass for double-glazing.