Top 10 Things To Know About Acrylic Secondary Glazing

Category: Glazing, Home Improvements

At The Plastic People we know how much more comfortable  secondary glazing with acrylic can make your home by eliminating drafts, reducing the outside noise (up to 90% at some frequencies) and eliminating the hot or cold spots.

fitting acrylic secondary glazing

Here’s what you need to know:

  1. An acrylic window pane will typically be cheaper in comparison to the same size glass counterpart.
  2. Acrylic panes can do the same job as glass but at a thinner gauge
  3.  Acrylic is lighter and easier to deliver to your home. Meaning you can simply order acrylic online and have it safely delivered.  It won’t break or shatter like glass.
  4. You can install acrylic windows easily yourself because they are so light and safe to handle – saving on installation costs.  Read more about that here. Glass installation is time consuming and because it is heavier in weight needs extra and careful handling.
  5. Acrylic  is 3 to 8 times more thermally insulating than regular glass windows.  Meaning, your room will stay warmer in winter and cooler in summer
  6. Acrylic can filter out 99.1% of Ultra Violet rays when passing through the acrylic sheet. At the same time acrylic still allows 92 percent of light through.  In comparison, glass surfaces reflect light more readily which can create unwanted glare or reflections.
  7. Acrylic panes will also help with sound control.  Testing has shown that adding acrylic window panes are especially effective n 1000 Hz range which are the lower frequencies associated with vehicles driving by.  The STC rating improves from 18 to 28 when an acrylic sheet is added to a single window. The decibel reduction is around 19.2, that is an effective reduction of over 70%!
  8. Acrylic windows can be ordered easily.  You will need to measure up the window panes that you want to secondary glaze. Read more about how to do this.
  9. You can buy acrylic window panes online by entering the sizes you need.  If you’d like to see our acrylic window panes you can see them here.  We send out acrylic window panes cut to the size and include  2 magnetic fixing strips; one to stick to your existing frame and the other to your new acrylic window pane so they can ‘fix’ together
  10. Acrylic window panes fitted like this can be removed easily as and when you like.

For more details about acrylic secondary glazing visit The Plastic People or email their friendly team.


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