Whilst considering new windows or doors for your home you may have come across the term ‘argon filled’ or ‘argon injected’ a few times in your research. Here at Global Windows, we pride ourselves on being industry experts, providing the best home improvement solutions for our customers in South Yorkshire. With this in mind, we’re here to tell you everything you need to know about argon gas and why it’s a staple feature in our window and door glazing.

Before we get into the explanation, here are 4 reasons why argon filled windows and doors are beneficial to homeowners:

  • Less heat is lost or transferred, making your home more energy efficient
  • It enhances soundproofing as sound struggles to flow through argon as easily as it does through oxygen
  • It’s a fairly industry-standard option and won’t make a difference to the cost for our customers
  • It reduces the possibility of condensation

What is argon gas?

Argon is one of the noble gases. The noble gases are a group of non-reactive gases that are colourless, tasteless, and odourless. Argon exists in a free state in our atmosphere which means it is in high abundance and easily accessible. Argon gas shares many properties with oxygen; however, it is far more viscous. The viscosity of a gas can be thought of as a measure of its resistance to flow, for example, heat flows far less easily through argon than it does oxygen.

Why do we use argon gas in our windows and doors?

White uPVC Flush Sash WindowsArgon gas slows the transfer of heat through windows and doors. Since it is so viscous, it acts as a fantastic thermal barrier. The space between glass panels in our double and triple glazing is injected with argon which helps improve energy efficiency. Since molecular movement is so restricted within the gas, far less heat is transferred and far less heat loss occurs.

Energy efficiency ratings for our argon gas windows

Each uPVC window or door frame that we install is ‘A’ rated for energy efficiency, which is undoubtedly helped by the injection of argon gas.

Argon filled double glazing and triple glazed argon filled windows

We offer argon filled double glazing as standard but there is an option to upgrade to triple glazed argon filled windows and doors, meaning you can enjoy a warmer, safer home from Global Windows whilst saving on your heating bills.

How much do argon-filled windows cost?

Whilst it is true that argon gas windows are more expensive than air-filled windows, the additional expense accounts for their improved thermal and noise insulation. However, as every window installation is bespoke, there is no set cost for argon gas windows. Argon filled double glazing will cost more than triple glazing, but there are other factors affecting their cost too:

  • How many windows you would like fitted
  • The window framing material
  • Their colour/finish
  • What security hardware they’re fitted with

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At Global Windows, our products have a wealth of high-quality features. When it comes to choosing the best windows, doors, and glazed extensions, we offer an array of options on all our product range. More information on our energy-efficient options can be found via our online window and door brochure section. You can also design your own renovation project from the comfort of your home, with our innovative online project designer. Please feel free to get in touch to discuss your home improvement needs with us.

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Brilliant company from all we’ve dealt with, right through to the fitters, to the follow-up emails making sure everything was ok. Having used you before and after having work done to my property, I thought you the only obvious choice to return. Was a little worried as I’d had insulated render fitted and was concerned about the removal and refitting into the same size opening, and the damage it would cause. No worries, it seems. Each to their own trade as they say, and I’m glad they managed it and left me in no doubt, another great job done. Many thanks to you all. And see you in 15 years again?

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After a fair few months of looking for a good window provider we can say we are one hundred percent happy with Global. They exceeded our expectations from start to finish. Michael with the quote, the lovely ladies from the office and Andy and Josh who fitted our seven windows and front door. Very professional, good quality, quick and efficient work. A pleasure to work with such a team. Our next step is the conservatory with Global. Thank you and well done to all.

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My mum wanted to say thank you so much for the fantastic service Global windows have given her following her burglary. From start to finish they reassured her the replacement patio doors would be robust and fitted as quickly as possible to ensure the property was secured. On the day of fitting the fitters arrived promptly and installed the doors with no mess. The gentleman who organised this from Global (sorry she couldn’t remember his name) came out to check the doors and to see mum was happy with them brought her a beautiful bunch of flowers. Mum was over the moon. Thank you so much.

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We decided to re-use this Company despite moving house and County. Global were helpful and very professional at all stages of the installation. We found all their staff friendly and knowledgeable. Dates given, returning phone calls etc. were all met. The price was very competitive, the quality of their products was excellent with a good range of colours and styles. The fitters were very hardworking, managed to get the work done in one day rather than the expected 2, mainly due to the fact they worked as a team, didn’t take breaks and clearly knew their job. Great company.

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Fantastic work from start to finish. Great suggestions made to my own thoughts. The date agreed happened and I was kept fully informed of progress before installation. The fitters were courteous and efficient and worked hard completing on time. I am happy to recommend Global windows to anyone.”

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Excellent communication and attention to details. Windows were fine quality. Workmanship of highest quality and very considerate and careful. Would recommend to anyone.”

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Windows & Doors

Brilliant company from all we’ve dealt with, right through to the fitters, to the follow-up emails making sure everything was ok. Having used you before and after having work done to my property, I thought you the only obvious choice to return. Was a little worried as I’d had insulated render fitted and was concerned about the removal and refitting into the same size opening, and the damage it would cause. No worries, it seems. Each to their own trade as they say, and I’m glad they managed it and left me in no doubt, another great job done. Many thanks to you all. And see you in 15 years again?

Checkatrade

Windows And Door

After a fair few months of looking for a good window provider we can say we are one hundred percent happy with Global. They exceeded our expectations from start to finish. Michael with the quote, the lovely ladies from the office and Andy and Josh who fitted our seven windows and front door. Very professional, good quality, quick and efficient work. A pleasure to work with such a team. Our next step is the conservatory with Global. Thank you and well done to all.

Florentina

Which?

Excellent Service

My mum wanted to say thank you so much for the fantastic service Global windows have given her following her burglary. From start to finish they reassured her the replacement patio doors would be robust and fitted as quickly as possible to ensure the property was secured. On the day of fitting the fitters arrived promptly and installed the doors with no mess. The gentleman who organised this from Global (sorry she couldn’t remember his name) came out to check the doors and to see mum was happy with them brought her a beautiful bunch of flowers. Mum was over the moon. Thank you so much.

Margaret

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Doors And Windows

We decided to re-use this Company despite moving house and County. Global were helpful and very professional at all stages of the installation. We found all their staff friendly and knowledgeable. Dates given, returning phone calls etc. were all met. The price was very competitive, the quality of their products was excellent with a good range of colours and styles. The fitters were very hardworking, managed to get the work done in one day rather than the expected 2, mainly due to the fact they worked as a team, didn’t take breaks and clearly knew their job. Great company.

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Replace All Windows And Doors

Fantastic work from start to finish. Great suggestions made to my own thoughts. The date agreed happened and I was kept fully informed of progress before installation. The fitters were courteous and efficient and worked hard completing on time. I am happy to recommend Global windows to anyone.”

Checkatrade

Replace Lots Of Windows In 4 Bays Along With Others Throughout House. New Door Fitted Also.

Excellent communication and attention to details. Windows were fine quality. Workmanship of highest quality and very considerate and careful. Would recommend to anyone.”

Checkatrade
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