You may still have single-glazed windows in your home, or your replacement windows may have been installed some years ago. They may have seen better days, but there are a number of key benefits you could enjoy if you decide to upgrade to double glazing and have new units installed. Some are more obvious than others, so we decided to compile them all into one article for you.
The Benefits Of New Double Glazing
Before we continue, it is important to note that the majority of the potential benefits will only be realised if you invest in high-quality windows and have them installed by a team of experienced and fully qualified professionals. FENSA certified companies are your best bet and make sure you ask for testimonials before you agree to hire any window contractor.
Energy Efficient Double Glazing
Energy Efficient Double Glazing –– If you’ve ever spoken with a double glazer installer or manufacturer, you’ve almost certainly heard all about the energy-saving benefits they can provide for your home. However, most people turn off in these situations, which is a shame because modern units have a lot to offer in terms of energy savings. A+ rated windows allow more heat into your home than they let out, making them an excellent choice for parts of the world where cold harsh winters are the norm.
Home Security – Single-glazed windows are extremely easy to break, making single-glazed homes an easy target for local burglars. While it is still possible to break a double-glazed window, it takes a lot more time and effort, and makes a lot more noise: three things that potential intruders want to avoid at all costs. You can make your home more energy efficient by installing double or triple-glazed units.
Appearance – Nothing detracts more from the outside appearance of a home than rotting window frames or uPVC glazing units that are so old that they are literally falling apart.
Installing new windows is one of the simplest ways to instantly improve your property’s curb appeal, and the results will be spectacular when done as part of a major exterior renovation. it will be as if you have moved into a new property, from the outside at least!
Double Glazing Return on Investment – Anyone who tells you that you can recoup 100 percent of your investment in double-glazed windows if you later sell the property in which they were installed is almost certainly being overly optimistic, but there is no doubt that attractive new windows will make your property easier to sell in the long run.
Choosing The Best Type Of Windows For Your Home
As previously stated, you should think about the style of windows you want to install in your home, as well as the build quality and important energy efficiency rating. While uPVC frames are a low-maintenance option for modern homes, they are unlikely to look at home in a Georgian townhouse. For period properties, wooden frame is a good choice but if you are not keen on the extra maintenance they require, you could go for composite frames instead.
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