Security of double glazing vs single glazing
Single glazed windows and doors are not as secure as double glazed glass. That’s because single glazed windows are more vulnerable and easier to break by thieves wanting to enter your property.
Why choose double glazed windows and doors
The gasket around the frame improves thermal insulation and prevents the sash from being forced open easily.
The window’s glass pane is bonded by adhesive around the entire frame to prevent the sash from being pried open
European standards have been established for burglary protection which ranges from RC1 to RC6 (RC stands for resistance class).
Increase home security with Winplex uPVC double glazing
German-designed with security in mind
Winplex offers various thickness levels for our double glazed glass, as well as laminate and toughened glass.
Our standard glass option is 2 layers of 4mm Toughened glass with argon gas.
Guardsafe Glass: Mid- High Level of Security (8.38mm Laminate x Argon x 5mm Toughened).
Guardsafe + Glass: High Level of Security (8.38 Laminate x Argon x 8.38 Laminate).
What thickness to choose for your double glazed windows – it depends on what you want!
Thicker is more expensive, however 8mm glass is virtually unbreakable and what they use for bulletproof glass.
Then again, do you need glass this thick? Our standard 4mm toughened glass is enough to slow people from breaking the glass to give you time to call the cops, alternatively, it will make enough noise that the neighbours can also hear.
Winplex Multi-locking system
Winplex uses a multi-locking system for our double glazed windows, which makes it difficult for burglars and other intruders to use a crowbar to get in.
What is laminated glass?
Laminated glass is constructed of two plies of glass which are bonded together with interlayers. In the event that it shatters, the glass will hold together. The most well-known example of laminated glass are car windshields.
What is toughened glass?
uPVC frames vs. Timber and Aluminium
Winplex thinks outside the box–literally! We don’t just apply security features in our double glazed glass and locking mechanism, we made sure that our window and door frames are just as tough.
DIN EN 1627
Period of resistance
Type of burglar / method used
How do you make your double glazed windows secure?
Double glazing offers greater security than single glazing by nature. This is due to the fact that there are 2 panes of glass, thus making it harder to break. All our secure windows also feature the industry-leading multi-locking systems.
Should double glazed windows get condensation?
What is the best option for double glazing - toughened glass or laminated glass?
Laminated glass will crack when it’s met with force, but it’s unlikely to smash because of a thin layer of laminate that will hold the broken glass together. Keep in mind though that it can be dangerous in a situation where you may need to break glass to escape, such as a fire.