If you love having stained glass windows within your property, you will be reluctant to lose them in order to house double glazed units in their place. Well, we can confirm that you don’t have to! It is 100% possible to convert old/original stained-glass windows to double glazed windows for the sake of improved energy efficiency.

How can an old or original stained-glass unit be converted to double glazed stain?

A typical double glazed window unit is made up of two sheets of glass with a 16mm gap between the two. The gap is filled with a layer of argon gas to keep your home more energy efficient and reduce sound. However, converting old or original stained-glass units adds a few more steps in the process. Generally, the original glass is removed from the window frames and temporarily replaced with clear glass. This means the glass can be taken away and the coloured glass or leaded glass restored (if needed), before the new double-glazed glass is manufactured around them. To clarify, the stained glass sits within the two new pieces of glass.

What are the benefits of incorporating original stained-glass panels within a double glazed unit?

  • It will never be damaged again. Often, when old stained glass is removed from window and door frames, broken pieces can often disintegrate from the glass designs or damage to leaded lights can become obvious. Once restored and set within the two new panels, the glass will never get damaged or become dirty ever again as it is completely sealed within what is essentially now a triple glazed unit.
  • It will add value to your home. Keeping an original feature such as stained glass, will inevitability add value to your property.
  • You will enjoy the beauty of stained glass without compromising on energy efficiency. You can heat your house more effectively and enjoy the touch of colour and design both to the interior and exterior of your home.
  • Retain originality. Stained glass features will make a room/your house stand out from the crowd. Not only can you restore the beauty and therefore add to the aesthetic appeal of your home, but you can retain the history behind the stained-glass design and the story of your property’s origins.

Glazed stained glass is often a treasured feature of a property, particularly if it is original. We work with many customers in and around Sussex where we are based, and we have built an excellent reputation for ourselves and the quality of our joinery. Parsons Joinery has been established for more than 20 years and in that time have acquired extensive knowledge, experience and expertise. If you are looking to convert your stained glass to double glazing or indeed, add a completely new stained-glass feature, give us a call on 01273 258 985. Alternatively, contact us for an online quote, we welcome all enquiries.