How double glazing helps to secure your home

It is important to ensure that your home is secure and protected against intruders. One of the two main entry points that an intruder may try to find weaknesses in is your windows.

How double glazing helps to secure your home

Single glazing versus double glazing

The problem with single glazed windows is that there is only a single layer of glass between the outside and your home.

How double glazing helps to secure your home

This poses a risk to your security, as a single pane of glass is significantly easier to break through, compared to more modern window installations. Another possibility is that thieves may remove the putty that holds the pane of glass in place, meaning they would be able to silently enter your home. If the burglar decides to use brute force, there is also the fact that older window frames are significantly weaker than their modern counterparts, meaning older wooden frames could easily be smashed.

It is highly recommended that families upgrade their windows, If you’re considering installing double glazing Evesham specialists, Firmfix, can help.

Locks and restrictors for your windows

Modern windows now come with a variety of security mechanisms, such as locks and restrictors.

For those looking to buy new double glazing Evesham installers, Firmfix, can also supply multi-point locks that can secure the window at different points, and restrictors that stop the window from opening past a certain point.

The strength of double glazed windows

For more information about the security of double glazing Evesham based Firmfix can provide advice on request.

The panes in a double glazed window panel are significantly thicker, offering improved insulation to your home. This means that your home will be more secure and warmer, thanks to the lower U-value they offer. The insulated glass used in double glazing is also more securely held in the window frame, making it much more difficult for intruders to remove.

There is also toughened glass available, alongside laminated glass, which can further increase the difficulty of breaking into your home. Toughened glass is up to five times stronger than a traditional window pane. Laminated glass has a plastic sheet in-between the two window panes, which stops broken glass from shattering. It also protects your home from the elements if the window breaks, thanks to the plastic layer providing a temporary form of insulation against the elements.

Lotus plans the world’s first electric hypercar

In 2013, there were 3,500 electric cars on British roads; today, there are 195,000. There are plans to phase out both petrol and diesel by 2040, so this number is guaranteed to rise.

Lotus plans the world's first electric hypercar

Both cost prices and running costs of electrically-powered vehicles will soon be similar to those of traditional vehicles. In part, this is due to the use of new materials and technologies, such as using metal bonding adhesive in place of heavy welding. There are also government plans to bring down the prices and waiting lists for the batteries on which they depend by building a new £1.7bn battery mega-plant.

A new class of deluxe performance vehicles

One thing electric cars have so far lacked is iconic market-leading designs – tomorrow’s classics. Without objects of desire, the development of electric vehicles would remain wearily pragmatic. Into this important niche come Lotus and Aston Martin.

Lotus has confirmed plans to build the first electric British hypercar at its workshops in Norfolk. It is understood that the vehicle, called a Type 130, has a 1,000+ horsepower engine, an all-wheel-drive system, and can travel in excess of 250 miles before a recharge. This announcement was made at the 2019 Shanghai International Auto Show.

Lotus plans the world's first electric hypercar

Aston Martin has also announced plans to produce its first fully-electric vehicle. To be called the Rapide E, it is likely to be manufactured at the company’s production site near St Athan in South Wales. The Rapide E will pack an 800-volt battery encased in carbon fibre and Kevlar. Again, the availability of new high-performance metal bonding adhesive will have greatly assisted development, given that carbon fibre and welding are rarely comfortable neighbours. This is just one of many metal to metal adhesive applications.

Aston Martin has suggested that the top speed of the Rapide E will be around 155mph.

Additional cost incentives

Glamour aside, the cost incentives for going electric continue to mount, especially if you live in an area with serious traffic-related air quality problems. Central London has implemented an ultra low emission zone (ULEZ) that requires heavy polluters to pay a daily fee of £12.50 on top of the £11.50 congestion charge that already applies in the same area.

The combination of high-performance vehicles and increasingly attractive prices ensures this is a very good time to go electric.