The benefits of a laminated inner pane and why it’s important

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A laminated inner pane is a type of glass used in rooflights and windows. It is made by bonding two or more layers of glass together with a plastic interlayer. This creates a strong and durable pane that is resistant to breaking and can withstand impacts.

One of the main benefits of a laminated inner pane is its increased safety and security. Because it is made of multiple layers of glass bonded together, it is much less likely to break than a single-pane window. This makes it a safer option for use in areas where the risk of impact or breakage is higher, such as in homes with children or near busy streets.

Another benefit of a laminated inner pane is its improved insulation. The plastic interlayer used in a laminated inner pane acts as a barrier to heat and cold, helping to keep a space warm in the winter and cool in the summer. This can reduce the need for artificial heating and cooling, saving energy and money on utility bills.

In addition, a laminated inner pane can provide better sound insulation than a single-pane window. The multiple layers of glass and plastic in a laminated inner pane can help to reduce the amount of noise that enters a building, making it a good choice for homes in noisy areas.

Why select a rooflight with laminated inner pane

Overall, a laminated inner pane is a strong and durable option that offers increased safety, improved insulation, and better soundproofing than a single-pane window. This makes it an important consideration when choosing rooflights or windows for your home.

According to NARM the first choice for an inner pane of a rooflight should be laminated glass, as this minimises the risk of any glass falling into the room beneath and the risk of consequent injury if the inner pane should break. British Standards state that inner panes must always be laminated where ever rooflights are more than 5 meters above floor level.


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